Monday, April 30, 2018

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2018

BBC: Syria war: Missile strikes on military sites 'kill pro-Assad fighters'

Missile strikes on military sites in northern Syria overnight reportedly killed a number of pro-government fighters, including Iranians.

The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck.

It did not say if there were any casualties. But a UK-based monitoring group said four Syrians and 22 foreigners, mostly Iranians, died.

It is not known who was behind the attacks. Western nations and Israel have previously hit sites in Syria.

Earlier this month, the US, UK and France bombed three facilities they said were associated with the Syrian government's alleged chemical weapons programme.

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Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forces.

Netanyahu to address country with 'dramatic news about Iran' Monday night.

U.S.-backed forces say they regain villages seized by Syrian army. Syria: SDF reclaim territory hours after government capture.

Pompeo blasts Iran as 'greatest sponsor of terror,' assures Israel, Saudis.

Tehran dismisses Pompeo's 'unfounded' accusations.

Israeli military kills three Palestinians along Gaza Strip border.

Saudi crown prince says Palestinians need to take US peace offers: report. MBS: Palestinians should 'accept Trump proposals or shut up'.

Pompeo says US 'fully supports Israel's right to defend itself'. Pompeo puts onus on Palestinians to rejoin peace talks.

Israel hopes spy Pollard can emigrate for US embassy opening.


Thousands flee in Myanmar amid fighting between army and Kachin rebels.

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Kandahar leaves 11 children dead.

North Korea must take 'irreversible' steps to denuclearization, US warns.

Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong-un at Peace House on South Korea border.

South Korean loudspeakers silenced for good as relations with North thaw.

Thai environment protesters stage largest demonstration since start of military rule.

Former Fiji MP jailed for two years for spray-painting anti-government graffiti.

Pashtuns continue to rally for greater rights in Pakistan.

India says all villages have electricity.

First person convicted under Malaysia's fake news law.


Suspected rebel fighters kill dozens of Tuareg in Mali.

South Sudan rebels accuse Kiir of cancelling ceasefire accord.

Ethiopia's Desalegn says Kiir has failed South Sudan, must step aside.

Armed groups’ clashes rock Libya capital at dawn.

Nigeria's Buhari set to meet Trump in Washington.

Chad lawmakers to vote on new constitution.

Comoros president eyes controversial second term.

Somalia calls for international support as floods displace thousands.

US threatens to cut funding to South Africa.


Michel Barnier: Brexit talks at risk of collapse over Irish border.

Hopes growing for Scottish independence after Brexit.

European powers reaffirm support for Iran nuclear deal.

UK PM May replaces minister as immigration scandal widens.

Armenians stage further rallies ahead of key vote.

Anti-migrant League party wins big in Italian regional vote.

Trade tariffs: Deadline looms on US exemption for EU.

Thousands rally in Moscow for internet freedom.

Russia's floating power plant branded 'nuclear Titanic' sets sail on controversial first voyage.

Austria probes UN Golan troops over deaths of Syrians.

Legal row over who owns domain.


Dozens of migrants in caravan stuck at US-Mexico border.

Majority of Americans support National Guard on border: Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Exclusive: Democrats lose ground with millennials - Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Murdered students draw new attention to Mexico's drug war.

Rio's militias go from vigilantes to feared gangsters.

Thousands of Nicaraguans demand justice for killing of protesters.

Colombian civilians caught in crossfire as rebel factions fill violent vacuum.

Former military dictator of Bolivia dies.

Peru's brutal murders renew focus on tourist boom for hallucinogenic brew.

Human trafficking: 350 victims rescued in Caribbean and Latin America.


Qatari hostage payments funded Al Qaeda group now Syria's most powerful militant faction.

Iraqi court hands life sentence to 19 Russian women for Islamic State links - TV.

US already fighting Al Qaeda before 9/11, military judge rules in landmark decision.


Global shares start busy data week solidly.

The new stock-market fear: Signs that a period of harmonious global growth is crumbling.

T-Mobile to acquire Sprint Corp in $26 billion deal.

'Avengers: Infinity War' breaks global record with $630 million opening.

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