02 December 2015
Pipe bomb explosion leaves five injured in Istanbul metro
A pipe bomb explosion on an overpass near an Istanbul metro station on
Tuesday has left five people injured, the district mayor said, halting some
train operations and heightening security fears in Europe's biggest city.
The blast which happened near the Bayrampasa metro station came at the
height of the evening rush hour, district Mayor Atilla Aydiner told A Haber
U.S. deploying elite force to boost fight against Islamic State
By Phil Stewart and Yeganeh Torbati
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying
an elite new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids,
free hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out "unilateral
operations" in neighbouring Syria.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered few details on the new expeditionary
Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release
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By Don Babwin / Associated Press
CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent
Obama tells Russia, Turkey to focus on Islamic State
The US President said he was sure that Russia would soon change tack in
Syria and back a political solution to the bloody conflict after years of
supporting long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad.б
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on Dec 1, 2015
at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in
Russia calls for coordination of anti-terrorist missions
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MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) - The Kremlin on Tuesday said countries fighting
Daesh, or the Islamic State (IS), should coordinate their actions and
intensify information-sharing efforts.
The incident of Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane last Tuesday showed
the importance of information exchange and cooperation mechanisms, Kremlin
spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Peskov said that the incident aroused serious common concerns of many