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Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia| Reuters

Aug 05, 2015

Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia| Reuters

DUBAI Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with officials from allies Iran and Russia that are expected to focus on efforts to end the civil war in his country. Iran and Russia have stood by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, providing military and financial support during more than four years of the conflict. #Business #Middle East #Russia #Europe #Iran #crisis #opinion
Turkish jets hit PKK targets, soldiers killed in southeast| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015

Turkish jets hit PKK targets, soldiers killed in southeast| Reuters

DIYARBAKIR Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebel targets in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, Dogan news agency reported, and three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in a neighbouring province, the military said. Turkish F-16 jets carried out a 35-minute assault on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in Daglica, in Hakkari Province near the border with Iraq, whose northern mountains offer a relatively safe base for the insurgents. The air strikes came after two soldiers were killed by a remote-controlled mine in the neighbouring province of Sirnak #Syria #Technology #Europe #Turkey #Latin America #crisis #opinion
U.S. adds companies, individuals to Syria sanctions list| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015

U.S. adds companies, individuals to Syria sanctions list| Reuters

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Monday placed sanctions on a dozen companies and institutions for their role in the ongoing conflict in Syria. The Treasury Department added the names of several shipping and energy companies, including Aqua Shipping and Milenyum Energy S.A. #Syria #Technology #Argentina #United Kingdom #crisis #Foreign policy
Three Turkish soldiers killed as PKK steps up attacks after air strikes | Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Three Turkish soldiers killed as PKK steps up attacks after air strikes | Reuters

ISTANBUL Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed two soldiers and wounded 31 in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey, the army said on Sunday, as violence escalated following Ankara's air bombardment targeting Kurdish militants. PKK militants drove a tractor filled with explosives into a military outpost in the Dogubeyazit district of the eastern Agri province bordering Iran, the army said in a statement #Business #Syria #Europe #markets #Argentina #crisis #Entertainment
Two soldiers killed, 31 wounded in PKK suicide attack in east Turkey| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Two soldiers killed, 31 wounded in PKK suicide attack in east Turkey| Reuters

ISTANBUL The Turkish army said two of its soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in an attack overnight by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), as violence escalated following Ankara's air bombardment of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. The suicide attack was carried out with a tractor loaded with two tonnes of explosives on a gendarmerie outpost in the Dogubeyazit district of eastern Agri province, bordering Iran, the provincial governor's office and the army said. Four of the soldiers injured in the attack in which PKK militants also used rifles were in serious condition, the army said #Business #markets #Argentina #crisis #opinion
Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of provocative attacks| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of provocative attacks| Reuters

BEIRUT Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile. Turkey began a campaign of air strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq and Islamic State fighters in Syria last Friday, in what Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called a "synchronised fight against terror" #India #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Turkey #Latin America #crisis
Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of provocative attacks| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Kurdish militia in Syria accuses Turkey of provocative attacks| Reuters

BEIRUT Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State in Syria accused Turkey on Saturday of targeting it at least four times in the past week, calling the attacks provocative and hostile. Turkey began a campaign of air strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq and Islamic State fighters in Syria last Friday, in what Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called a "synchronised fight against terror". #India #Syria #Europe #markets #crisis
Iraq's Kurdistan laments caught in middle of Turkey-PKK fight| Reuters

Aug 01, 2015

Iraq's Kurdistan laments caught in middle of Turkey-PKK fight| Reuters

WASHINGTON Iraq's Kurdistan region is suffering the fallout as Turkey launches strikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq, the region's top diplomat said on Friday, calling for both sides to return to a ceasefire. "We are caught in between (the) two sides," Falah Mustafa Bakir, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government's department of foreign relations, told a small group of reporters in Washington. Turkey has repeatedly attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq over the past week, in what it says is a response to a series of targeted killings of police officers and soldiers blamed on the Kurdish militant group #Syria #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #crisis #opinion
WFP forced to cut food aid for Syrian refugees by half| Reuters

Aug 01, 2015

WFP forced to cut food aid for Syrian refugees by half| Reuters

BEIRUT The U.N. World Food Programme has cut by half the amount of food assistance it can give to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon due to lack of funds, the agency said on Friday #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #crisis #Entertainment #Jordan