Rocky start to Syria peace talks in Astana

Astana, Kazakhstan (CNN) Syria peace talks in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, got off to an explosive start Monday as rebel groups announced they would not talk face to face with the regime and the chief Syrian delegate slammed the armed opposition as “terrorists.” The talks were aimed at consolidating a shaky ceasefire agreement that came […]

Ex-CIA chief: Trump should be ashamed of himself

Former CIA Director John Brennan was reportedly “deeply saddened” by President Trump’s remarks at the Central Intelligence Agency on Saturday. According to former CIA deputy chief of staff Nick Shapiro, Brennan believes that Trump “should be ashamed of himself” for his “display of self-aggrandizement.” “Former CIA director Brennan is deeply saddened and angered at Donald […]

ISIS bombs a major gas plant near Homs , Syria

Hayan gas treatment plant and processing facility near Homs was reportedly bombed by ISIS, according to a report by Amaq news , the mouthpiece of ISIS The plant commenced activity in 2009 and serves as a major LPG, oil, and condensate reserve distribution center to power plants in several parts of Syria. It reportedly supplies […]

At Least 60 Killed in Bloody Brazil Prison Riot

RIO DE JANEIRO — An attack by members of a crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas, leaving at least 60 dead, authorities said. Several of the victims were beheaded or dismembered in the worst bloodshed at a Brazilian prison since 1992. Authorities said […]