Syria: West should lift sanctions to help refugees return

MOSCOW – Syria’s U.N. ambassador on Thursday urged Western powers to lift crippling economic sanctions against the war-torn country if they are serious about helping millions of Syrian refugees to return to their homeland. Bashar Ja’afari spoke in the Kazakh… Continue Reading

British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm

CAIRO – Britain’s ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country’s warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm. However, overnight fighting cast a… Continue Reading