Tag Archives: Syrian Observatory

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…

IS child soldiers kill captives in gruesome video

The Islamic State group on Thursday posted online a gruesome video showing six of its child soldiers killing Syrian security forces held captive by the jihadists. Titled "To the Sons…


IS 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

The Islamic State group said it had killed two hostages, one Chinese & a Norwegian, as French & Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead….


Canadian fighting with Syrian rebels killed in northeast – monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Canadian national fighting alongside Syrian rebels was killed in the northeast of the country on Wednesday in a suicide bomb attack carried out by Islamic State,…


Myanmar's minorities fear election victory by military

HPA-AN, Myanmar (AP) — During nearly seven decades the villages of the Karen have been torched, their men summarily executed & their women raped as the ethnic minority battled Myanmar's…


Labour party's Lord Adonis to head Conservatives' new infrastructure commission

A new independent body set up by the ruling Conservative party to look into the UK's infrastructure needs will be led by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis. He will…


Syrian army advances on plain after rebel offensive: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army & allied militia have regained control over several northwestern villages from insurgents on a plain crucial for defending costal areas that Damascus holds, a…


Infuriating patience pays off for Kerry and Zarif on Iran deal

By Louis Charbonneau & Arshad Mohammed VIENNA (Reuters) – In a stunning tweet on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared: "#IranDeal is the victory of diplomacy & mutual respect". Except…

The Latest: Germany says Greek deal shows compromise

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest from Greece's financial crisis (all times local): ___ 12:30 p.m.