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US, Arab partners launch first airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

Sep 23, 2014

US, Arab partners launch first airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

US and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, US officials said. #Obama #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Arab countries #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #Islamic State militants #Arab allies
Gulf states, Jordan join US in launching airstrikes against Islamic State

Sep 23, 2014

Gulf states, Jordan join US in launching airstrikes against Islamic State

The US military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. #Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #US military #Iraq #US government #Airstrikes #Jordan #militants #Syrian rebels #Arab countries #Saudi #islamic-state #Gulf nations #ISIS #IS< terror
Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored  Abe

Sep 23, 2014

Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored Abe

NEW YORK (Reuters) Japan will not restart closeddown nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100 percent, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. Japan is currently completely dependent on fossil fuels, Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and that his government is looking to introduce renewable energy sources at a fast pace. Regarding nuclear power, only when safety is established will plants return to operation, Abe said #facebook #Politics #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

Sep 23, 2014

French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria on Sunday, France's foreign ministry said, and his kidnappers issued a video threatening to kill him if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq. #facebook #United States #India #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Argentina #French #Mexico
FBI watching some Americans who returned from Syria conflict

Sep 23, 2014

FBI watching some Americans who returned from Syria conflict

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Some of the 100 Americans who went to Syria and Iraq to join up with radical groups like Islamic State have returned to the United States, U.S. officials said on Monday, amid fears that such foreign fighters could pose a security threat at home. The officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to the United Nations General Assembly this week, did not provide a specific number of Americans who had returned. #facebook #Business #Syria #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car prosecutor

Sep 23, 2014

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car prosecutor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet in his waistband, federal prosecutor David Mudd told a federal judge. The previous interactions that Gonzalez had with the U.S. #Politics #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #President #Latin America
Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

Sep 23, 2014

Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies. The announcement aims to build momentum for a highprofile UN summit on climate change on Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Kimoon hopes will mobilize governments and the private sector to make bold commitments to address climate change. The World Bank and United Nations have been strong advocates for policies that shift the responsibility to polluters to pay for carbon emissions #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
France rules out air strikes in Syria

Sep 23, 2014

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 hardline 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. #facebook #United States #India #Syria #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #article
U.S. says won't link Iran cooperation on Islamic State to nuclear talks

Sep 23, 2014

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 #United States #India #China #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion