• Facebook Nov 15, 2018

    Police Capture ‘Unruly’ Runaway Pig Along Maine Interstate

    Maine State Police say they helped corral a rather “unruly” pig on the run along Interstate 95.
    State police say in a Facebook post they were alerted to the “uncooperative” pig along the interstate in Palmyra on Wednesday.

  • Iran Mar 3, 2017

    UN Mediator Wraps Up ‘Tough’ Syria Talks in Geneva

    The United Nations special envoy for Syria concluded Friday a marathon of “tough but constructive” talks in Geneva with an agreement from the conflicting parties to pursue further talks on a political transition to end the six-year war. For nine days, and often late into the evening, seasoned diplomat Staffan de Mistura engaged proxy talks with a delegation representing the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 3, 2017

    Rival Groups Race for Control of Syria’s ISIS Stronghold

    A major battle to liberate the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is looming, with U.S. officials looking to build on momentum from victories on the battlefields of Mosul in Iraq. The Pentagon has drawn up a secret plan to do that, likely leaning on local allies with stepped-up American support. The question is: who are those...

  • director Mar 2, 2017

    Syrian Army Re-Enters Town of Palmyra as IS Defense Crumbles

    Syrian government forces battling the Islamic State group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, state media reported. The Kremlin’s spokesman said President Vladimir Putin was informed by his defense minister that Syrian troops had gained control of Palmyra, with support from Russian warplanes. However, there...

  • spokesman Dec 12, 2016

    Syria Rebels Retreat in Aleppo in ‘Terrifying’ Collapse

    Syrian rebels retreated from former strongholds in eastern Aleppo in a “terrifying” collapse Monday, holding onto a small sliver of territory packed with fighters and thousands of civilians as government troops pressed on with their rapid advance. The Syrian military said it had gained control of 99 percent of the former opposition enclave in eastern Aleppo, signaling an impending end...

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