Day: September 23, 2014

Joy for India as Mars mission enters orbit

ET: BANGALORE: India became the first nation to reach Mars on its maiden attempt Wednesday when its low-cost Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet after a 10-month journey. “India has successfully reached Mars… History has been created today,” a jubilant Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from mission control […]

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive. But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US’s use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

by Robert Fisk, The Independent The moment America expanded its anti-Isis war into Syria, President Bashar al-Assad gained more military and political support than any other Arab leader can boast. […]

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive. But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US's use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

by Robert Fisk, The Independent The moment America expanded its anti-Isis war into Syria, President Bashar al-Assad gained more military and political support than any other Arab leader can boast. […]