The Pentagon is outfitting a Navy auxiliary ship with mobile units capable of neutralizing Syria’s poison gas and chemicals used to make nerve gas 45 to 90 days after receiving them, two U.S. defense officials said.
Russia is forming a special unit in the North Caucasus to counter threats from Syrian militants and is ready for preventive strikes in the Middle Eastern country, said the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
Fabien Ricard and Richard Montoux bought a four-bedroom brick row house with a butler’s pantry in Montreal’s Westmount district this year. The couple from France chose Montreal over Toronto or Vancouver, saying its boutiques and bilingual culture made the metropolis more international.
Israel will retaliate against violations of its territory, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says in e-mailed statement. * Earlier story: Israel Providing Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Villages, Ya’alon Says NSN MX8C926S972X <GO> * NOTE: Israeli troops fired into Syria yday after mortar hit Israeli-held part of Golan * NOTE: Israel captured southern section of Golan from Syria in 1967, later annexed it in a move that is not internationally recognized
KKR & Co., the private-equity firm run by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to sell its Turkish shipping company U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri AS, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Syrians in besieged communities are being denied food by both government forces and some opposition groups, leaving poorly nourished civilians to scavenge to stay alive, according to Human Rights Watch.