World update: April 23 2018

MIDDLE EAST SYRIA The Syrian military kept up its bombardment of Yarmouk for another day on Monday, though it says it targeted only areas still under ISIS control. Apparently some of the group's fighters are refusing to leave despite the surrender agreement they negotiated with the Syrian government late last week. YEMEN The Saudi-led coalition … Continue reading World update: April 23 2018

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Europe/Americas update: September 7-8 2017

EUROPE UKRAINE Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered a speech to his parliament on Thursday. Among other things, he rejected calls for early elections--no big surprise given that polls currently show him trailing potential challenger Yulia Tymoshenko--and said he's working on "defensive" weapons deals with Western nations. GREECE The city of Thessaloniki saw a major anti-austerity … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 7-8 2017