Tag Archives: Syria

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Jeremy Corbyn facing shadow cabinet showdown over Syria airstrikes

Jeremy Corbyn is on track for a dramatic showdown with his own shadow cabinet after insisting that he alone has the final decision on whether Labour opposes airstrikes in Syria….

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Traditional Pacific farewell for Lomu draws thousands

Thousands of people, some wearing traditional Tongan woven mats, gathered in Auckland on Saturday for a Pacific island farewell for late rugby legend Jonah Lomu. Former All Blacks Tana Umaga…

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London protesters oppose UK airstrikes on IS in Syria

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators in London are urging British lawmakers not to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria. Protesters chanting "Don't bomb Syria" gathered outside…

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French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does…

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Sly and the Family Stone trumpet player Cynthia Robinson dies at 71

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Trumpet player & singer Cynthia Robinson, an original member of psychedelic funk pioneers Sly & the Family Stone, has died, the band said in statement on…

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Coffins laid outside TfL office to represent cyclists killed on city's roads

Cyclists stopped traffic & laid down in the road next to coffins outside Transport for London's (TfL) headquarters in a call for it to spend more money on cycling infrastructure…

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Putin says to keep cooperating with U.S.-led coalition over Syria

By Denis Pinchuk & Elizabeth Pineau MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will keep cooperating with the United States & its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, yet that cooperation will…

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Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came…

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Reports of civilian casualties dim chances of U.S.-Russia alliance in Syria

By Jonathan Landay, Phil Stewart & Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Reports of heavy civilian casualties from Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria are one key reason why Washington is unlikely…

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Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border

By Tulay Karadeniz & Maria Kiselyova ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in…