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At least 50 decomposing bodies of migrants found in abandoned truck in Austria

Aug 28, 2015

At least 50 decomposing bodies of migrants found in abandoned truck in Austria

An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 and possibly up to 50 decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside in Austria. #Syria #NewsTracker #Europe #Angela Merkel #Germany #Amnesty International #Migrants #Vienna #Austria #dead bodies
Seven killed in Turkey in clashes with militants| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Seven killed in Turkey in clashes with militants| Reuters

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Seven people, including at least four civilians, were killed on Thursday in clashes between Turkey's armed forces and militants in the mainly Kurdish southeast, security sources and the army said. #Business #India #Syria #markets #Latin America #Mexico
U.S. asks Uzbekistan to join anti-Islamic State coalition| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

U.S. asks Uzbekistan to join anti-Islamic State coalition| Reuters

TASHKENT The United States said on Thursday it had asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition it leads against Islamic State, saying Central Asia's most populous state was free to choose a way of contributing to the fight against the militant group. "We have asked Uzbekistan ... to join the coalition," Daniel Rosenblum, U.S #India #Syria #Technology #Latin America #crisis
Warring sides in Syria agree to extend local ceasefires| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Warring sides in Syria agree to extend local ceasefires| Reuters

BEIRUT Warring sides in Syria have ageed to extend a ceasefire in a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon and two Shi'ite villages in the northwest, and to evacuate wounded, sources close to talks said. The truce is the second in a month in those areas between the Syrian army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies on one side, and insurgents on the other. It came into force at 6 a.m #India #Syria #Islam #Europe #United Kingdom #Turkey #crisis
Lebanon's Hezbollah, Christian allies boycott cabinet meeting| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah, Christian allies boycott cabinet meeting| Reuters

BEIRUT The Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah and allied Christian politicians boycotted a cabinet meeting on Thursday, a sign of rising political tensions that have paralysed Prime Minister Tammam Salam's national unity government. Ministers from the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) led by Michel Aoun shunned the meeting in protest at what the party's website described as Salam's usurping of powers reserved for the president. A Hezbollah minister said the group had boycotted in solidarity with its allies #Business #Syria #Middle East #markets #Iran #United Kingdom #opinion
Saudi King Salman to meet with Obama Sept. 4 - White House| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015

Saudi King Salman to meet with Obama Sept. 4 - White House| Reuters

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The White House said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman would meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. #Economy #United States #Syria #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Iraq
Obama tells Merkel he appreciates her leadership on migrant crisis| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

Obama tells Merkel he appreciates her leadership on migrant crisis| Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday voiced appreciation for her leadership in dealing with the migration crisis in Europe, the White House said. Obama particularly cited Merkel's recent decision to ease the burden on other countries by providing haven to Syrian refugees, the White House statement added. The surge in migrants seeking refuge from conflict or poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia has confronted Europe with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two #Business #Syria #Europe #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
New U.S. envoy for Syria to travel to Russia, Saudi Arabia - source| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

New U.S. envoy for Syria to travel to Russia, Saudi Arabia - source| Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States' new special envoy for Syria, Michael Ratney, will visit Moscow, Riyadh and Geneva later this week in an attempt to find a political solution to the four-year old Syrian conflict. #India #Syria #Islam #Middle East #Europe #crisis #Entertainment
Two-Day ceasefire agreed by warring sides in three Syrian towns - sources | Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

Two-Day ceasefire agreed by warring sides in three Syrian towns - sources | Reuters

BEIRUT Syrian insurgents, the army and Lebanese group Hezbollah agreed on a 48-hour ceasefire in the rebel-held town of Zabadani near Lebanon's border and two Shi'ite villages in Idlib province, sources close to negotiations on both sides said on Wednesday. #India #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Entertainment #Foreign policy
New U.S. special envoy for Syria to travel to Russia, Saudi Arabia| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

New U.S. special envoy for Syria to travel to Russia, Saudi Arabia| Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S.'s new special envoy for Syria, Michael Ratney, will visit Moscow, Riyadh and Geneva later this week for discussions on trying to find a political solution to the four-year Syrian conflict. A senior State Department official said Ratney, who was named as the new envoy on July 27, will travel to the three capitals from Aug #Business #India #Syria #United Kingdom #Entertainment