Fate of jihadists will make or break Idlib peace plan

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Russian-Turkish agreement to avert a Syrian government offensive against Idlib hinges on the response of jihadist fighters in the region and could unravel quickly if Moscow and Ankara cannot jointly impose their plan on the Islamist groups. Turkey, desperate to avoid all-out conflict and a humanitarian crisis

Three Egyptian soldiers killed by jihadist militants

By Middle East Affairs Three Egyptian soldiers are dead, the first reported in a 10-day-old campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula, Reuters reports. Egypt's military put out a statement on the matter, but it did not say where or when the soldiers died. The campaign began Feb. 9, and the military