Tag Archives: Syria

Saudi, Gulf states discussing sending special forces to Syria – Saudi foreign minister

PARIS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia & other Gulf Arab states are discussing sending special forces to Syria as part of U.S.-led efforts to fight Islamic State, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir…

Iraqi state oil firm official shot dead in Kirkuk city: police

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead a senior employee of Iraq's state-run North Oil Company (NOC) on Monday, the third company official to be killed in the past four…

U.S., allies conduct 16 strikes against Islamic State – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies conducted 16 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq & Syria on Sunday, according to the coalition leading the operations. In a…

Mother has 16 babies taken into care amid surge in newborn removals since 2007

The number of newborn babies taken into care in England has soared in recent years, according to a report. One mother had 16 babies taken away from her, it has…

Exclusive: 'Large Numbers' Of IS Fighters Killed

Kurdish fighters say they have killed large numbers of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria after they launched a major offensive. The YPG – a militia of Syrian Kurds –…

Syria opposition deal under fire ahead of US-Russia meet

Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate rejected Saturday the outcome of an opposition summit that agreed to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad, & Russia denounced the gathering in Saudi Arabia as unrepresentative. The…

Before Paris climate deal, a landgrab on the web

PARIS (Reuters) – Months before the world's nations began forging a climate accord in Paris, a California environmentalist named John Niles was digging into his pockets to buy a slew…

Factbox – World reacts to new climate accord

(Reuters) – From business leaders to politicians, world figures reacted on Saturday to news that climate negotiators in Paris had approved a breakthrough accord that will for the first time…

Thousands march against Polish govt as constitutional spat drags on

WARSAW (Reuters) – Tens of thousands marched through Warsaw on Saturday to protest against what they called the "democratorship" of the month-old conservative government, as Poland remained locked in a…

Nusra chief rejects outcome of Riyadh meet on Syria: report

Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday rejected the outcome of a Saudi-hosted conference of Syrian opposition figures which agreed to negotiate with the Damascus regime, branding it a "plot". "It is…