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President of European Council in Egypt for talks

The president of the European council Herman Van Rompuy has met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as well as other top Egyptian officials in Cairo. High on the agenda are recent political developments in the Middle East region.Rompuy also met with the Arab League Secretary General Nabil el A ...

U.S. training of Syria rebel fighters expands to Turkey - source| Reuters

May 29, 2015    

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat Islamic State, an expected expansion of a program that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not offer details on the size of the first group of recruits undergoing training in Turkey or the specific start date.The Pentagon declined to comment. President Barack Obama's administration says the program aims only to target Islamic State forces, not troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

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