Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents
DUBAI Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters.
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday urged the U.S.-led coalition to continue viewing the Nusra Front, now renamed Jabhat Fatah al Sham, as a terrorist organisation and to carry out strikes on its positions.
"I have a very demanding task now - not to let this list (of terrorist organisations) be reduced," Lavrov told a news conference.
"I have no reason not to trust (U.S. Secretary of State) John Kerry, but what we see on the ground (in Syria) is that the coalition is very reluctant to strike the positions of the Nusra Front."
Lavrov also said he would demand that the Russia-U.S. agreement on cessation of hostilities in Syria, reached on Sept. 9, be published in full.
(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, according to police sources.
AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said.