Tuesday, February 7, 2017

World News Briefs -- February 7, 2017

People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-held city of Idlib, Syria February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Reuters: Air strikes hit Syria's rebel-held Idlib, around 30 dead: residents, monitor

At least 30 people died in air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib on Tuesday, in some of the heaviest raids there in months, witnesses and rescue workers said.

Around eight attacks by what witnesses believed to be Russian jets wounded scores of people and leveled several multi-storey buildings in residential areas of the northwestern city, they added.

Russia's Defense Ministry later said media reports that its planes had bombed Idlib were not true, Interfax news agency reported.

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MIDDLE EAST

Intense raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib.

Russia’s ambassador says Syrian army may start new offensive against IS in Palmyra. Syrian army, paramilitary group gain ground near Palmyra.

Syria's Assad views Trump as 'promising' on Islamic State.

Syria accused of hanging up to 13,000 people at Saydnaya prison by Amnesty International.

Iran leader rebuffs Trump's warning on missiles.

Turkey detains nearly 750 ISIS suspects in nationwide raids.

Netanyahu, Trump align on Iran ahead of Israeli leader's visit.

Dubai welcomed record 14.9 million visitors in 2016.

ASIA

Suicide bomber kills many at Kabul's Supreme Court.

Russia calls regional conference on Afghanistan.

South China Sea: 'There cannot be' conflict between US and China, Foreign Minister warns.

China likely to build on reef near Philippines: minister.

New blow for Australian leader as conservative quits to form new party.

Duterte to send rogue cops to violence-plagued south Philippines.

South Korea's prosecutor says indicts former top Park aide, ex-minister.

Buddhist monk arrested in Myanmar with more than four million methamphetamine pills.

AFRICA

Africa Sahel states agree to set up joint counter-terror force.

Somalia beefs up security ahead of presidential vote. Somali capital on lockdown ahead of presidential vote.

Wary Somali refugees pack for trip to US ... again.

Sudan accuses Egypt of supporting rebels.

Special forces soldiers open fire in Ivory Coast town.

Egypt praises Trump criticism of media coverage of attacks.

Malawi, Tanzania to revive lake dispute talks.

EUROPE

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine.

Romanian president says he won't seek to topple government. President backs protest-lashed Romanian government to stay.

Hungary submits plans to EU to detain all asylum seekers.

Suspect in Paris Louvre attack now talking to investigators: source.

Sarkozy to face trial over election fraud allegations.

Scotland to hold nonbinding vote on rejecting Brexit.

Walesa rejects evidence suggesting he collaborated.

AMERICAS

Homeland Security secretary: The chaotic rollout of Trump's travel ban is 'all on me'.

Homeland chief: 'Thousands' of Syrian fighters could reach US.

From disputes to a breakup: wounds still raw after U.S. election.

Venezuela, Russia cement ties during high-profile Moscow meetings.

Colombia ELN rebels release soldier ahead of peace talks.

Brazil sends 200 troops to control lethal violence sparked by police strike.

Refugees crossing into Canada from US on foot despite freezing temperature.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Terror leader targeted in Yemen raid survives, taunts U.S. in recording.

Islamic State sees chance to revive fortunes in Trump presidency.

Trump: militant attacks 'all over Europe,' some not reported.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

US 2016 trade deficit highest in four years.

Facebook in court over refugee selfie fake news stories.

China to become #1 economy by 2050, US to fall behind India, Russia to top Europe – PwC.

1 comment:

You Vuo said...

More War Crimes from Putin "the killer"