The Paris prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday that it had opened an investigation this month into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for alleged crimes against humanity, launching a case that highlights the divisions between the world’s major military powers over...
France was already bombing IS targets in Iraq and had carried out 215 of the almost 4,500 air strikes there. He added that “Russia must have an interest of its own in ensuring that this is cleared up as quickly as possible”.
“Pervasive overseas security gaps make it easier for aspiring foreign fighters to travel to terrorist hotspots – and increase the odds that trained jihadists will be able to travel to America undetected”, the report said.
“The United Nations and its member states have a strong obligation to work together to end the catastrophic wars and conflicts – not least in and around Syria“, said Mogens Lykketoft, president of the 70th session of the General Assembly.
Silicon Valley tech leaders rolled out the red carpet for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend, the latest sign of how US tech titans are increasingly keen on strengthening ties and establishing footholds in key worldwide markets.
Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper reports an unnamed government source as saying Cameron would accept Assad remaining as interim leader, while a unity government is formed in Syria. A Labour Party aide said Assad could not be part of a peace plan.
The latest state department report said: “Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2014, including support for Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, Lebanese Hezbollah, and various groups in Iraq and throughout the Middle East”.
Much of Mr Modi’s USA visit, on which he received rock-star welcomes, also focused on connecting with the Indian diaspora in Silicon Valley, the IT professionals who migrated in their droves over the past two decades to seize job opportunities that weren’t available...