Iraq carries out air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Iraq carried out air strikes on ISIS positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border. Iraqi F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria …

Nikki Haley says more anti-Russia sanctions coming

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that Washington will announce more sanctions against Russia following the deadly suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria last week.  Haley said the Treasury …

Putin and Rouhani discuss Western strike on Syria

Russian and Iranian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani exchanged views on the current situation in Syria following a missile strike delivered by the United States and its allies, the Kremlin press …

Oil markets tense after strikes on Syria

Oil fell 1% today as markets opened following western air strikes in Syria over the weekend, while a rise in US drilling for new production also dragged on prices. Brent crude oil futures were at $71.85 per barrel at 0547 GMT, down 73 …

Putin, Erdogan discuss bilateral efforts on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria by phone and agreed on the need to boost bilateral efforts for political settlement of the …