Emmanuel Macron discussed the case of an Ukrainian filmmaker with Putin

By: Middle East Affairs PARIS/MOSCOW - On Friday, Emmanuel Macron's office said that French President Emmanuel Macron talked by telephone to Russia's Vladimir Putin about the instance of a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on hunger strike in Russian prison. The Ukrainian filmmaker called "Sentsov," 42, was captured in Crimea after the Ukrainian

U.S. would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August

WASHINGTON - Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain. A senior State Department official said it had notified the Kremlin of the

U.N. says Syrian government committed war crimes & crimes against humanity by deliberately starving civilians

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and "deliberately starving" 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. About 20,000 rebel fighters entrenched in the besieged area, some belonging to "terrorist groups",

Assad receives warning from U.S. not to attack Kurdish forces

(AFP) WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar Assad not to carry out an offensive against Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States that control the country’s north-east. “Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US Forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” Lt.