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France rules out air strikes in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday his nation would not launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants based in Syria despite having bombed a suspected target of the group in northern Iraq last week. Islamic State is a hard-line Sunni Islamist group that has seized a third of Iraq and large swaths of territory across Syria. It has been blamed for a wave of sectarian violence, beheadings and massacres of civilians. #Arabic #Argentina #article #facebook #France #India #Latin America #opinion #Russia #Syria #United Kingdom #United States

7 mins ago

France rules out air strikes in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday his nation would not launch air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants based in Syria despite having bombed a suspected target of the group in northern Iraq last week. Islamic State is a hard-line Sunni Islamist group that has seized a third of Iraq and large swaths of territory across Syria #Argentina #facebook #France #Mexico #opinion #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

22 mins ago

U.S. says won’t link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange. Asked to respond, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the idea was unacceptable #Brazil #facebook #France #India #Japan #Latin America #Politics #United Kingdom

22 mins ago

U.S. says won’t link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials told Reuters that Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #India #Italy #Latin America #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

37 mins ago

Ebola toll passes 2,800 but "contained" in Senegal, Nigeria – WHO

FREETOWN (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. Sierra Leone said it had registered 130 new cases of Ebola during a three-day national lockdown that ended late on Sunday, the most radical move yet to try to contain a disease that has killed around half of those it infects and is crippling some of the weakest countries in West Africa #Arabic #Argentina #markets #Mexico #Nigeria #Politics #Technology #United Kingdom #Virus

52 mins ago

Ebola outbreak "pretty much contained" in Senegal and Nigeria

GENEVA (Reuters) - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll has risen to 2,811 out of 5,864 cases. "On the whole, the outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria are pretty much contained," said an update from WHO's regional director in Africa. #Arabic #facebook #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 23, 2014

Israeli high court orders closure of detention centre for African migrants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's high court on Monday outlawed a detention centre where African migrants are held without trial and ordered some 2,000 inmates there released over the next three months. The ruling struck down a measure passed by Israel's parliament in December to indefinitely incarcerate migrants, most of them from Sudan and Eritrea, in a measure criticised by human rights groups as an attempt to force migrants to leave #Arabic #Business #China #France #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Politics #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder to face charges in court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who jumped the fence at the White House and entered the building in a major security breach was scheduled to appear in court on Monday amid reports that U.S. authorities are considering ways to increase the security buffer surrounding the presidential compound. Omar Gonzalez, 42, who scaled the barrier Friday evening while carrying a knife, is expected in U.S #Business #China #India #Mexico #opinion #President #Russia #Security #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 23, 2014

Leader of Iran sanctions group launches non-profit to fight terror financing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The leader of a Manhattan-based non-profit that tries to put pressure on Iran by publicly criticizing people and firms who do business there announced on Monday he is launching a new non-profit devoted to tracking terrorist financing. The announcement comes less than two weeks after an unusual move by the U.S. #Brazil #Business #facebook #India #Italy #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #Politics #Russia #United States

Sep 23, 2014

Leader of Iran sanctions group launches non-profit to fight terror financing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The leader of a Manhattan-based non-profit that tries to put pressure on Iran by publicly criticizing people and firms who do business there announced on Monday he is launching a new non-profit devoted to tracking terrorist financing. The announcement comes less than two weeks after an unusual move by the U.S. government to intervene in a private lawsuit against the group, United Against Nuclear Iran #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Italy #Japan #Latin America #markets #Politics #Russia #United Kingdom #United States