The Turkish incursion into Syria has buoyed the groups under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, but those fighters are under no illusions that their new allies support their revolution.
The country’s largest rebel group and the government said they had finally come to an agreement to end a conflict that had lasted 52 years and claimed some 220,000 lives.
Many Saudis see the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, overriding President Obama’s veto, as irreparable damage to a long relationship.
Myanmar’s departing government has lifted a nearly four-year curfew in Rakhine, where clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists left more than 200 people dead.
A global troupe of marginal liberation movements invited to a curious gathering near the Kremlin included, improbably, four from the United States.
 Microsoft is understood to be acquiring London-based Swiftkey, the startup which employed artificial intelligence to create a ground-breaking predictive smartphone keyboard, according to sources. The Financial Times is reporting that the deal is “around $250m”. TechCrunch understands the figure is just under that amount. UPDATE: Investor sources say the deal is definitely going… Read More
Residents of Amatrice, a town in central Italy, were sorting through the rubble, and confusion, after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.
 Whether you’re a high school student or an NFL team owner, everybody texts. ReplyBuy, a finalist in the 1st and Future competition, wants to use the text message to get you tickets for sporting events. 1st and Future is a sports-centric startup competition produced as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and TechCrunch. The current version… Read More