Questioned whether Russian air strikes had hit Islamic State positions in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says “don’t listen to Pentagon about the Russian strikes.”
(DVIDS) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says it appears Russian air strikes in Syria were in areas where there probably are no Islamic State forces.
(REUTERS) – Monday, October 5th marks the 21st annual World Teachers’ Day.
The initiative, started by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO, highlights educators’ efforts worldwide to teach children in all kinds of adverse conditions: intimidation in Pakistan, conflict in Syria or poverty in Vietnam.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to step down but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Kerry is in London for talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
(REUTERS/DEUTSCHER BUNDESTAG) – Arriving in Berlin, in search of a new life.
A record 800,000 refugees and economic migrants are expected to arrive in Germany this year.
Many fleeing war-torn Syria.
According to a new poll, the majority of Germans don’t feel threatened by this.
In fact, the influx may solve one of the biggest economic problems facing Germany – its looming skills shortage.
UK (Next Media) – The UK killed two British citizens fighting with ISIS in Syria in a drone strike last month, the first time Britain’s prime minister has authorized the killing of British citizens in a drone strike abroad.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects calls to take in Syrian refugees after their plight in Europe strikes chord in Israel, says Israel too small.
Britain will take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron says, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act.
Some 20,000 people take to the streets of the Austrian capital as part of a pro-refugee rally.
Aid workers distribute food and water to migrants on the Macedonian border as they wait to continue on what one Syrian refugee calls “a journey of death” to reach the European Union.