05 September 2015
Greek police use teargas amid scuffles on island
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Angeliki Koutantou, Athens
About 200 unregistered refugees trying to board a ship scuffled with police
and coastguard officials on the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday, a
coastguard spokesman told Reuters, with television footage showing the
refugees throwing stones at police.
Police used teargas to disperse the group, a reporter at the scene for the
Greek news channel ANT1 said.
'US assurances put Riyadh at ease over Iran'
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says US President Barack Obama has
assured Riyadh about the favorable impacts of the recent nuclear agreement
between Iran and the P5+1.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was satisfied with these assurances after
having spent the last two months consulting with our allies," Jubeir said
following a meeting between Obama and Saudi King Salman in Washington on
Hungary offering to bus migrants to Austrian border
Migrants set off on foot for the border with Austria from Budapest, Hungary
By Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum / The Washington Post
BUDAPEST - Sending Europe's refugee crisis hurtling toward another country,
Hungary's leaders backed down Friday from a confrontation with thousands of
asylum-seekers, offering to bus the desperate migrants to the border with
Islamic Militants Destroy Ancient Tombs in Syria
By Albert Aji
(AP) - Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the
central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official
Tower tombs, built on high grounds, are a unique feature of the Roman-era
Maamoun Abdulkarim, head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in
Damascus, said Friday the militants destroyed the tower tombs, including
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