Category Archives: Middle East

US honors 'International Women of Courage'

Washington (AFP) – The United States issued awards Tuesday to 14 lawyers, activists, humanitarians & reformers said to represent "International Women of Courage." "Fourteen leaders, fourteen role models, fourteen women…

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Syrian forces pursue campaign against Islamic State after retaking Palmyra

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled Islamic State insurgents around Palmyra on Monday, trying to extend their gains after taking back…

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Israel slams U.N. body's call for 'blacklist' of settlement companies

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Thursday assailed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for adopting a measure that calls for the establishment of a database of businesses "involved in…

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Clinton: More Europe can do to help U.S. combat terrorism

By Amanda Becker (Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday the attack in Brussels that killed more than 30 people is the "latest brutal reminder" that more…

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