Saturday, 15 November 2014 08:23

Turkey to Grant Syrian Refugees Work Permits

Turkey is to issue work permits for some of the 1.5 million Syrian war refugees it is hosting, its labor minister said Thursday, dismissing fears it would harm local workers. "We will grant a certain number of our Syrian brothers work permits to allow their employment within a legal framework, without hurting the local workforce," Faruk Celik told private NTV television. Celik said the measures are aimed to crack down…
Saturday, 08 November 2014 08:42

Obama Requests Additional Funds to Fight ISIS

President Barack Obama will ask lawmakers Friday for an additional $3.2 billion to pay for the war against the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria, including funds to train and arm Baghdad government forces, officials said Thursday. The funds will help cover the cost of replacing bombs in the weeks-long U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS militants and assistance for Iraqi army troops and Kurdish forces battling the ISIS on…
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Syrian forces of committing massacres by barrel-bombing areas in and around Aleppo and said Turkey would face a major new refugee crisis if Syria's second city were to fall into his hands. As U.S. warplanes bomb Islamic State forces in parts of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad's military has intensified its campaign against some rebel groups in the west and north that Washington sees…
A well-known Russian actor who was a vocal critic of the rule of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, has been found dead in suspicious circumstances at his home in Moscow. Alexei Devotchenko, 49, was discovered in his apartment in the north of the city, police told Russian news agencies. He expressed outspoken criticism for Putin’s military intervention in the Ukraine and Georgia, describing it as unacceptable and violates those countries’ sovereignty.…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:04

Fabius: After Kobane, Saving Aleppo Is Key

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calls on the international anti-ISIS coalition to shift its focus to saving Aleppo which is “threatened with the same death and destruction that the regime has inflicted on Homs and the suburbs of Damascus.” Fabius said in an article that was published the Le Figaro, the Washington Post and Al Hayat newspapers that “Syria’s second-largest city and part of humanity’s ancient heritage, Aleppo is the…
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