Tag Archives: Syria


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…