Tag: U.S. President Barack Obama

Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti

Oct 08, – The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 877 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, according to a Reuters tally of death tolls given by officials. Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and left tens […]

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Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Russia says U.S. refuses to share Syria truce deal with U.N. council

Sep 17, – Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power had been due to brief the council behind closed-doors on Friday but that was canceled at the last minute. Russia said on Friday that a U.N. Security Council endorsement of a Syria ceasefire deal between Moscow and Washington appeared unlikely because the […]

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U.S., Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

U.S., Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

Sep 05, – The former Cold War enemies have been trying to broker a new truce after a ceasefire agreed in February unravelled in weeks, with Washington accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces – which are backed by Russia – of violating the pact. The United States and Russia will work in the next few […]

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

Apr 24, – Two rockets struck houses in a poor neighbourhood near the town centre in the morning. Sixteen people were injured and Turkish soldiers near the border returned fire into Syria, security sources said. Rockets pounded the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Sunday, a Reuters witness reported, killing one person […]

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U.S. targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria air strike

U.S. targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria air strike

Nov 13, – One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike likely killed Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, but cautioned that it was too soon to make any determination. The United States on Thursday carried out an air strike in Syria targeting the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who participated […]

November 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Israeli forces kill two Palestinian knife attackers

Israeli forces kill two Palestinian knife attackers

Nov 10, – In the latest incident, a Palestinian drew a knife and tried to attack paramilitary border policemen at a checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, police spokesman Luba Samri said. They shot him after he ignored calls to stop and was later declared dead, he said. Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian attackers […]

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Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises as 10 Saudi troops killed

Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises as 10 Saudi troops killed

Sep 05, – It was the first public acknowledgement by the Saudis that they have ground troops in Yemen, where they lead a coalition targeting Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies. Saudi Arabia’s military said Saturday that 10 of its troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen, […]

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