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Iran, Russia and Turkey signed the document yesterday, despite the rebel forces' opposition. The group also criticized Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying he was trying to partition the nation into useful and non-useful regions. The first includes Idlib in the northwest, which is controlled by a coalition of Islamists groups, including a former Al Qaeda affiliate, along with neighbouring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, each of which has rebel-held areas.
  • SKorean conservative describes election as 'war'

    SKorean conservative describes election as 'war'

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    A Gallup Korea poll published last Wednesday showed Moon with 38 percent support in a field of 13 candidates, with centrist Ahn Cheol-soo his nearest challenger with 20 percent. In March, Park Geun-hye became the first South Korean president to be removed from power by impeachment . She has been indicted on bribery, extortion and other corruption allegations that could theoretically send her to jail for life.
  • PM accepts Saudi King's invitation to attend US-Arab & Islamic Summit

    PM accepts Saudi King's invitation to attend US-Arab & Islamic Summit

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    Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also accepted the invitation of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to attend the upcoming US-Arab and Islamic Summit which will be held in Riyadh later this month. Kingdoms's foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir said that Trump's visit will enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism.
  • People share why they're celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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    These days, Cinco de Mayo is promoted by watering holes as Cinco de Drinko or Drinko de Mayo. According to José Alamillo, professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, a 2006 study found there are more than 150 official Cinco de Mayo events across the country.
  • ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges

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    But in the statement issued after he hosted the Asean Summit in Manila, Mr Duterte merely took note of "concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the area". "But on the other hand, the leaders highlighted improving relations between ASEAN and China", Patron said in Manila . President Rodrigo Duterte said he will ask United States President Donald Trump in a phone call tonight not to go to war with North Korea to spare the region from suffering.
  • Rugby League: GB & Irish Lions to tour New Zealand

    Rugby League: GB & Irish Lions to tour New Zealand

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    The four-year cycle also includes an Emerging Nations Championship in 2018 leading up the 2021 World Cup which will be hosted by the Rugby Football League in the UK. A dedicated mid-season worldwide weekend will be created, giving nations an opportunity to build on the success of this year's Pacific Test Series in Sydney.
  • New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

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    Hamas has run Gaza since 2007 but is considered a terrorist organisation by Israel, the United States and the European Union. The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs likewise described the release of the video as part of an Israeli "war of lies" to discredit Barghouti and other hunger strikers.
  • Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

    Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

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    The explosion came during preparations for a religious festival on May 15, the Puebla state government said. A senior official in the Puebla state government, Diodoro Carrasco, told a local radio station that despite state laws on storing fireworks it was hard to prevent these types of accidents.
  • Sally Yates: Michael Flynn was 'compromised' and vulnerable to Russian blackmail

    Sally Yates: Michael Flynn was 'compromised' and vulnerable to Russian blackmail

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    She told White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26, less than a week into Trump's presidency, that Flynn had not been telling the truth about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington . The same month, Priebus described the Yates conversation in similar terms, telling CBS's "Face the Nation" that "our legal counsel got a heads up from Sally Yates that something wasn't adding up with his story".
  • 85-year-old dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

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    Sherchan's death comes at a time when a record number of climbers have flocked to Everest. Meanwhile, Everest Base Camp - the tent city where climbers live for several weeks to acclimatize themselves to the altitude - has continued to grow, with more trekkers and tourists flying in by helicopter for day trips, and some even indulging in Champagne breakfasts with a view.
  • Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?

    Does Turkey Think Trump's Resolve in Syria is Weakening?

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    Turkish president said that he will talk this issue with his US counterpart Donald Trump during their meeting on May 16. The YPG is a key component of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a US -backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighting groups involved in a campaign to drive Islamic State out of its Syria stronghold, Raqqa.