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Missing American reporter Austin Tice is believed to be alive, says U.S. official

14.11.2018 15:32

The Marine-turned-reporter vanished in Syria in 2012, and the U.S. is pressing Russia for help in freeing him

Tags: Syria, Russia
From: feeds.cbsnews.com

Iran's president: U.S. chose wrong path on sanctions, will be defeated

14.11.2018 11:11


The United States has chosen the wrong path in reimposing sanctions on Iran and will be defeated, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency. Washington reinstated sanctions targeting Iran's oil industry on Nov. 5 as it seeks to force the Islamic Republic to accept tougher curbs on its nuclear program, halt its development of ballistic missiles as well as its support for proxy forces in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. The path they have chosen is wrong and incorrect," Rouhani said.

From: www.yahoo.com

U.S. to step up sanctions on Iran, 'squeeze them until the pips squeak'

14.11.2018 10:14


The United States will step up enforcement of sanctions on Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday, as Tehran tries to find ways to evade the restrictions in oil trade and in banking. "The objective has been from the beginning to get oil exports from Iran down to zero," Bolton said. As the British say: 'Squeeze them until the pips squeak'." The United States announced reinstatement of sanctions earlier this month as the Trump administration tries to force Iran to curb its nuclear and missile programs as well as its support for proxy forces in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and others in the Middle East.

From: www.yahoo.com

'Every reason to believe' US journalist Austin Tice still alive in Syria: US envoy

14.11.2018 7:10

The FBI is still chasing down leads, including from other journalists, but the U.S. "has every reason to believe" Tice is still alive and being held captive in Syria.

From: abcnews.go.com

ISIL continues to wreak havoc in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

14.11.2018 2:00

Pockets of ISIL fighters continue to place mines and IEDs in Deir ez-Zor province, and civilians are paying the price.

Tags: Syria
From: www.aljazeera.com

U.S. to step up sanctions on Iran, 'squeeze them until the pips squeak'

13.11.2018 17:16


The United States will step up enforcement of sanctions on Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday, as Tehran tries to find ways to evade the restrictions in oil trade and in banking. "The objective has been from the beginning to get oil exports from Iran down to zero," Bolton said. As the British say: 'Squeeze them until the pips squeak'." The United States announced reinstatement of sanctions earlier this month as the Trump administration tries to force Iran to curb its nuclear and missile programs as well as its support for proxy forces in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and others in the Middle East.

From: www.yahoo.com

Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

13.11.2018 10:16

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will be ready to start work early next year, the chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons voted in June to [...]

Tags: Syria
From: www.seattletimes.com

Netanyahu calls Paris conversation with Putin 'very important'

13.11.2018 9:12


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin at World War One commemorations on Sunday, their first meeting since the downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air raid in Syria in September. "The conversation with President Putin was good and businesslike. Moscow said last month it had delivered S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, where Israel has struck Iranian targets.

EU unable to fully trace €1bn spent on refugees in Turkey

13.11.2018 3:21

Turkey's refusal to hand over personal data of Syrian refugees means the European Commission and the European Court of Auditors are unable to fully trace "from cradle to grave" over €1bn spent to help them.

From: euobserver.com

Lebanon's 'lung' to Persian Gulf markets choked by politics

13.11.2018 1:38

Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed overland trade route to lucrative Persian Gulf markets.

From: feeds.foxbusiness.com

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