Syria conflict: Russia defends air strikes

Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country’s air strikes in Syria, saying they were targeting the same “terrorist” groups as the US-led coalition. He rejected suggestions that Russian action was to bolster…


US transport plane crashes in Afghanistan killing 12

New York, An American C-130 transport plane crashed at Jalalabad airport, Afghanistan, shortly after midnight on Friday morning killing twelve people, according to officials. The city is close to the eastern border with Pakistan, an area…