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…

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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….

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.