World Media

Syria’s Looming Idlib Offensive Is Stalled by Turkey

Syria’s Looming Idlib Offensive Is Stalled by Turkey

We will continue our contacts soon: "President Erdogan will discuss the situation in Syria with President Putin on Monday", the TV channel NTV quoted Cavusoglu as saying.

President Tayyip Erdogan has warned that an assault by the army and its Russian and Iran-backed allies on Idlib, home to around 3 million people, will uproot hundreds of thousands in one of Syria's last rebel strongholds.

However, OCHA said that 4,500 of those who had fled since September 1 had "spontaneously returned" over the past three days amid a relative decrease in hostilities in western and southern rural parts of Idlib province.

"We hope for the best but prepare for the worst, " UN Syria aid coordinator Panos Moumtzis said as he presented the contingency plan to reporters in Geneva on Thursday.

"Specifically the munitions documented were built around industrially-produced Iranian artillery rockets known to have been supplied to forces commanded by the (Syrian) government", the report added.

Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge
Hurricanes and typhoons not only bring severe coastal flooding via storm surge-they create bad inland flooding as well. Meanwhile, the storm is forecast to move sluggishly over the Carolinas before turning northwest.

Germany's foreign minister is pressing his Russian counterpart to prevent potential chemical attacks by the Syrian government and raising concerns over civilian casualties ahead of an expected government offensive to retake Syria's last opposition-held province.

Roughly half of the displaced are staying in camps, Dujarric said.

"They did not differentiate between civilians and others", he told Reuters from a village near the Bab al-Hawa crossing with Turkey.

Turkey deployed hundreds of its soldiers to the observation posts after a de-escalation agreement reached with Russian Federation and Iran past year to freeze the lines of the conflict, effectively placing Ankara as a protector of the province.

It said in the Idlib attack, government helicopters dropped at least two barrels carrying chlorine payloads in the Taleel area near the town of Saraqeb.

Booming sales for Woodward's 'Fear,' Trump presidency book
Porter, who left the White House in February after two ex-wives leveled abuse allegations against him, is mentioned repeatedly in Woodward's book.

"We are making an effort for a ceasefire in Idlib", he said, repeating Turkey's call for targeted operations against jihadist militants, including the Tahrir al-Sham alliance, instead of an indiscriminate onslaught. "We have seen it in use before, and we strongly advise that it does not happen in this enclosed area, where the population has, I think, nearly doubled by the influx of evacuees and IDPs from other parts of the country".

Turkey, which is already hosting 3.5 million Syrian refugees, is warning against such an attack, fearing it could force more Syrians over the border.

Violence in northwest Syria has displaced more than 38,500 people in less than two weeks amid increasing hostilities and a looming regime assault on the opposition-held Idlib province, the United Nations said Thursday.

Kalin said it was too soon to talk about humanitarian corridors until attacks in Idlib were halted.

Meghan Markle labelled 'duchASS' by angry sister Samantha
It sounds like Petrillo approached Meghan and engaged her, 'cause she notes in her tweet that she "couldn't have been sweeter". Royal protocol stipulates that female members of the royal family must not wear pants when in the Queen's presence.


  • Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California shooting attack

    Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California shooting attack

    A gunman in the U.S. killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as police closed in. Another man then appeared at the scene and the husband shot at him, before pursuing him and shooting him dead.
    Russian Suspects In Skripal Case Say They Visited Salisbury To See Cathedral

    Russian Suspects In Skripal Case Say They Visited Salisbury To See Cathedral

    Sadly Kent Police RPU's information about Rochester is unlikely to reach Boshirov and Petrov - as the tweet has now been deleted. Why would two decent guys be walking around with women's perfume? "You should ask [the United Kingdom police]".
    US, Canada still have work to do on NAFTA

    US, Canada still have work to do on NAFTA

    Over the weekend, negotiators continued working to try to hammer out a deal. Freeland spokesman Adam Austen did not give details.
  • Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

    Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

    More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds, CNN reports . More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.
    South Africa's murder rate up almost  7 per cent, police say

    South Africa's murder rate up almost 7 per cent, police say

    Nyanga, in the Western Cape, remained the murder capital of the country, with an increase in murders of 9.6%. Glencoe was little safer with five murders, two down from previous year, and 12 stocktheft cases.
    Turkish lira surges against USA  dollar

    Turkish lira surges against USA dollar

    Such funds can be used for large projects, maintaining pensions and national welfare programmes, or in times of crisis. The lira reacted strongly to the decision, rising by five per cent in value to 6.0 lira to the USA dollar.
  • Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

    Mane, Salah are only Africans among nominees for FIFPro World 11

    Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid has appeared eight times overall, and in each of the World elevens of the past seven years. No Arsenal player makes the list, with Mesut Ozil - who was on last year's shortlist - not receiving enough votes.
    Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll

    Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll

    Lindsey Graham of SC , who talks to Trump often, said, "I don't think it's bad to say we could have done better in Puerto Rico ". Cruz maintains the federal government's response to the hurricane was slow and inadequate while Trump said it was a success.
    United States  government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

    United States government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

    Much of the FDA's sharp change in course is a result of the phenomenal success of Juul, which looks like a USB flash drive. If manufacturers aren't willing to do the research, he said, the FDA will do it for them, with appropriate consequences.
  • Chelsea vs. Cardiff City - Football Match Report

    Chelsea vs. Cardiff City - Football Match Report

    Meanwhile, Sarri believes Eden Hazard has room to improve, despite hitting a hat-trick in the 4-1 win against Cardiff . Hazard said: " Olivier Giroud is a target man - he is probably the best in the world - he is a pleasure to play with".
    Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

    Nintendo is rolling out its Switch Online service next week

    Although it was recently revealed that not all games will use cloud saving, including some major first and third party titles. The delayed Nintendo Direct didn't hold back in showing off the primary features for the Nintendo Switch Online service .
    Russian Federation  holds biggest military drills since Soviet era

    Russian Federation holds biggest military drills since Soviet era

    Dubbed Vostok-2018, the war games involve hundreds of thousands of troops, armoured vehicles, tanks, drones and warships. Amid growing recent tensions between Moscow and the West, NATO has said it will monitor the drills closely.