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Saudi Arabia says open to sending special forces into Syria | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Saudi Arabia says open to sending special forces into Syria | Reuters

WASHINGTON Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday held out the possibility of sending Saudi special forces into Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. "There is a discussion with regard to a ground force contingent, or a special forces contingent, to operate in Syria by this international U.S.-led coalition against ISIS and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed its readiness to provide special forces to such operations should they occur," he said #United States #Technology #Afghanistan #markets #Latin America #crisis
Mother, sons freed from debris, dark and confusion in quake-toppled Taiwan home | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Mother, sons freed from debris, dark and confusion in quake-toppled Taiwan home | Reuters

TAINAN, Taiwan When an earthquake struck southern Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday, Chang Chun-jung thought it was all over. Asleep on the 10th floor of the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building in Tainan city - now the focus of rescue efforts - Chun-jung, 28, didn't even have time to call out to his mother, sleeping in the same room. #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Earthquakes #opinion
Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Faced with new influx, Turkey's open door for migrants may be closing | Reuters

ONCUPINAR, Turkey As the number of Syrian refugees now amassing on the Turkish border swells into the tens of thousands, Ankara's long-standing open door to migrants may be closing. An assault by Russian-backed Syrian government forces around the city of Aleppo has sent more than 30,000 people fleeing to the Turkish border gate of Oncupinar in the past few days, and officials say tens of thousands more could be on the move. #Islam #Europe #Turkey #Latin America #crisis #opinion #graphics
Carnival roars ahead in Brazil despite Zika health scare | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Carnival roars ahead in Brazil despite Zika health scare | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO The worst health scare in recent history is not keeping Brazilians from their annual Carnival revelry, with millions of partiers swarming streets and some making fun of the mosquito that spreads Zika and other viruses. #Health #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #lifestyle #article
UK and Japan agree Security Council must take strong action against N.Korea | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

UK and Japan agree Security Council must take strong action against N.Korea | Reuters

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had spoken with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and both had agreed the U.N. Security Council should take strong action against North Korea for launching a long-range rocket. North Korea said the rocket was carrying a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N #United States #India #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #article
Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead - police | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead - police | Reuters

JERUSALEM A Sudanese migrant in Israel stabbed and wounded a soldier in an apparent act of solidarity with Palestinians and was shot dead, police said. If that motive is confirmed, it would be the first such attack by a foreigner during a four-month-old surge of Palestinian street violence fuelled in part by Muslim anger at perceived Jewish encroachment on a contested Jerusalem shrine. #Islam #Israel #Crime #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse | Reuters

TAINAN, Taiwan Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. But it came too late. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district. #Middle East #Latin America #Entertainment #Earthquakes #article
Turkey-Syria border still open, Syrians fleeing - Turkish foreign minister | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Turkey-Syria border still open, Syrians fleeing - Turkish foreign minister | Reuters

AMSTERDAM Turkey's border with Syria remains open and up to 55,000 people are fleeing towards the frontier, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. "We are still keeping this open border policy for people fleeing (Syria)," Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters as he left a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Amsterdam. #India #Syria #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis #opinion
As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president? | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president? | Reuters

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president? #Politics #India #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment
Syrian govt steps up siege of rebel-held Damascus suburbs - state media, rebels | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Syrian govt steps up siege of rebel-held Damascus suburbs - state media, rebels | Reuters

BEIRUT Syrian government forces have tightened a three-year siege on two rebel-held suburbs southwest of Damascus by capturing land between the two and choking off their supply route, state media, a monitoring group and a rebel spokesman said on Saturday. The suburbs of Daraya and Mouadamiya were linked by a strip of land that served as a supply route. #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #article