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Iran says ready to put rivalries aside with Saudi Arabia | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Iran says ready to put rivalries aside with Saudi Arabia | Reuters

MUNICH Iran and Saudi Arabia must overcome strained relations and work for stability in Syria and the Middle East, Iran's foreign minister said on Friday, a day after Syrian peace talks brought the rivals to the same table for the first time in months. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference hours after his Saudi counterpart addressed the event, Mohammed Javad Zarif said he wanted to stop the bickering and had a simple message: "We need to work together." "Iran and Saudi Arabia cannot exclude each other from the region," he said, referring to Riyadh as "our Saudi brothers". "We are prepared to work with Saudi Arabia ... #India #Business #Syria #Russia #Iran #Turkey #opinion
Turkish minister says Russia targeting schools, hospitals in Syria | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Turkish minister says Russia targeting schools, hospitals in Syria | Reuters

MUNICH Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday that Russia was targeting schools and hospitals as part of its bombing campaign in Syria. Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Mevlut Cavusoglu put the blame squarely on Moscow for the wave of tens of thousands of people who have arrived at the Turkish border over the past week. (Reporting by Noah Barkin; Editing by Shadia Nasralla) #Technology #Middle East #Europe #Iran #Turkey #opinion
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
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Russia #Iran #Crime #Latin America #chinese
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Europe #markets #Iran #Crime #Turkey
Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

Feb 08, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of extermination - UN | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Europe #markets #Iran #Crime #Turkey
Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team who helped clinch landmark deal

Feb 08, 2016

Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team who helped clinch landmark deal

Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year. #NewsTracker #Iran #nuclear #Ali Akbar Salehi #Hassan Rouhani #Medals of honor
Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo | Reuters

BEIRUT Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed on the front line, giving direct confirmation of the role Tehran is playing along with Moscow in what appears to be one of the most determined offensives in five years of civil war. The government assault around Aleppo, and advances in the south and northwest, helped to torpedo Geneva peace talks this week #India #Europe #Iran #Qatar #Turkey #Iraq #Jordan
Russia expects Syria talks to resume by February 25 - ambassador to U.N. | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Russia expects Syria talks to resume by February 25 - ambassador to U.N. | Reuters

MOSCOW Russia's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Alexei Borodavkin, said on Thursday Russia expected talks aimed at resolving the Syria crisis to resume no later than Feb. #United States #Middle East #Russia #Iran #Latin America #crisis