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US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says
Apr11

US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires missiles at Syria from the Mediterranean Sea on April 7, 2017 © US NAVY/AFP/File / Ford WILLIAMSWashington, United States, Apr 11 – The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime’s remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday as Washington fired a fresh...

Bashar al-Assad: US strike wiped out fifth of Syria President’s air force, Pentagon says
Apr11

Bashar al-Assad: US strike wiped out fifth of Syria President’s air force, Pentagon says

The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime's remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday as Washington fired a fresh salvo of warnings at President Bashar al-Assad. The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime’s remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis...

UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security
Apr10

UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security

United Nations.- The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Summoned by Ukraine, the participants in the session analyzed the situation of developing small island States, the most vulnerable to...

World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun
Apr10

World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun

CEO of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017, RosamundeCarey, cannot wait for the first start gun of this year’s edition that is now a part of The IAAF World Athletics Series. So far 42 countries have submitted entries at the preliminary deadline and that is great news for the CEO who pointed out that at the last edition of the relays 43...

Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet
Apr10

Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet

Lucca, Monday The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack looks set to dominate talks between the G7 group of leading nations in Italy on Monday. Foreign ministers from US, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan meeting in Italian city of Lucca will focus on how to pressure...

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad
Apr10

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad

LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad. Last week’s nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of...

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’
Apr10

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’

The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations, with his counterparts from Europe and...

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Apr10

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at...

After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits
Apr10

After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits

Ukraine’s central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, resigned on Monday, depriving the country of a tough reformer capable of taking on vested interests at a time when the economy is just recovering from a steep recession., She warned at a news conference that resistance to change would now increase. The resignation — effective on May...

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia
Apr10

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack looks set to dominate talks between the G7 group of leading nations in Italy on Monday., Foreign ministers will focus on how to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Allies will also be seeking clarity from...

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