Daesh captures several villages from Syrian troops in Aleppo

Updated 16 April 2016

Daesh captures several villages from Syrian troops in Aleppo

BEIRUT: Syrian opposition activists say the Daesh group has captured several villages in the northern province of Aleppo during clashes with government forces.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the fighting is concentrated in areas east of the town of Khanaser, which has exchanged hands several times in recent months.
An activist based in Aleppo says Daesh launched its latest offensive in the area a day earlier and by Saturday was in control of some 18 small villages.
The activist spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from IS.
Khanaser is strategic since it’s on the highway that links government-held parts of Aleppo with the rest of the country.


Kuwait’s government resigns ahead of anticipated elections

Updated 45 min 47 sec ago

Kuwait’s government resigns ahead of anticipated elections

  • An election is also expected for the 50-seat parliament in early 2020
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s state-run news agency says the Arab Gulf country’s Cabinet has resigned.

The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections early next year.

KUNA reported on Thursday that Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s resignation to the country’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah.

The government in Kuwait has resigned in the past, particularly when faced with no-confidence votes and grilling of ruling family members.

An election is also expected for the 50-seat parliament in early 2020.