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Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops | Reuters

DUBAI Kuwait backs international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from fighting in anything but defensive wars, a senior Kuwaiti official said. Kuwait, a U.S. ally and neighbour of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in December aimed at countering Islamic State and al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan #India #Business #Islam #Technology #Iran #United Kingdom #Iraq
EU executive to push Greece, Italy more on migration | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

EU executive to push Greece, Italy more on migration | Reuters

BRUSSELS The EU executive will push Greece and Italy on Wednesday to do more to control migrants arriving across the Mediterranean, as time runs out for Athens to fix frontier chaos or be suspended from Europe's free travel zone. EU leaders will meet next week under growing pressure to get the migration crisis under control before warmer spring weather encourages a surge of new arrivals. #India #Business #Technology #LinkedIn #Videos #Thomson Reuters #opinion
Cognizant forecasts slowest revenue growth in 14 years

Feb 09, 2016

Cognizant forecasts slowest revenue growth in 14 years

IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ( CTSH.O ) forecast its slowest quarterly revenue growth in 14 years, adding to mounting worries about clients keeping a tight lid on technology spending. Shares of the company, which also reported its first revenue miss in six quarters, fell as much as 8.7 percent to a year-low of $53.46 in morning trading on Monday. Cognizant, whose rivals include Indian IT services firms such as Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS.NS ) and Infosys Ltd ( INFY.NS ), said the financial services sector was off to a slow start this year. #Infosys #TCS #IT Services #Cognizant Technology Solutions #IT budget
U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea | Reuters

WASHINGTON China agrees any new U.N. resolution on North Korea will include additional sanctions and go beyond previous steps, but Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a senior U.S. #China #Business #Technology #South Korea #North Korea #chinese #article
Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact - minister | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact - minister | Reuters

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israel may be unable to reach a new defence aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signalling a snag in negotiations. #India #Technology #Middle East #Israel #markets #Argentina #opinion
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
White House - 'Impactful response' needed on North Korea | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

White House - 'Impactful response' needed on North Korea | Reuters

WASHINGTON Allies of the United States agree that an "impactful response" is needed following a rocket launch in North Korea over the weekend, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. #Japan #Technology #Middle East #Europe #opinion #article
Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website | Reuters

BRUSSELS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU's two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk. #Business #Syria #Technology #Greece #science #United Kingdom #article
At least 21 Hutus killed in 'alarming' east Congo violence - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

At least 21 Hutus killed in 'alarming' east Congo violence - U.N. | Reuters

KINSHASA At least 21 people were killed, 40 wounded and dozens of houses burnt in weekend attacks aimed at Hutus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, expressing alarm at rising ethnic violence. The attacks were the latest in a series of deadly skirmishes between Hutus and other local groups. These have intensified since last month when the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu militia operating in eastern Congo, was accused by authorities of killing at least 14 ethnic Nande in North Kivu province #India #Technology #Middle East #markets #Crime #Violence #chinese