Two months have passed since President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's announcement of a new offensive to northern Syria, this time east of the Euphrates. Today, Syrians from different ethnic backgrounds – including Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens – are clinging to the hope that the Turkish military operation has given them so that they can return their homes. Inspired from the lyrics of a Turkish classical song, Erdoğan said, "We might come suddenly in one night," last week when reporters asked him about the exact timing of the operation that aims to eliminate the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists as well as Daesh remnants. Turkey became a second home for many Syrians after the brutal civil war that ravaged their country. They have had to deal with anti-migrant rhetoric in most of the other places they fled to, especially European countries. Turkey has been hosting over 3 million Syrian refugees since the war erupted in 2011. So far, nearly 300,000 … [Read more...] about Syrians want peace to prevail again with Turkish operation east of Euphrates
Daryl Gurney’s World Championship dream came to an end in the last 32 at the hands of last year’s beaten semi finalist Jamie Lewis. Gurney who lifted the last major title before the world championships was an odds on favourite to beat the Welshman who is ranked 23 places below the world No5 but Superchin’s power scoring deserted him on the Ally Pally stage.Lewis held leads of 2-0 and 3-1 but an out of sorts Gurney fired back with eight out of nine legs and raced into a 2-0 lead in the deciding set.Gurney looked set to wrap the match but with one dart in hand for D16 Superchin strayed into the D8 bed and Lewis pounced to win four legs in the row and set up a last 16 showdown with Dave Chisnall.Gurney was under pressure from the first leg but hit the bull to hold his throw, the players exchanged legs before both had double trouble but Lewis prevailed to win the set 3-2.Lewis kicked of the second set with an 11 darter and won the next two legs to double his advantage.Set … [Read more...] about Daryl Gurney: World Championship darts hopes gone after loss to Jamie Lewis
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - Football by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Barry Town United could be top of the pops this Christmas Day in the JD Welsh Premier League, should Gavin Chesterfield’s in-form side win a potential cracker against Caernarfon Town this Saturday night (December 22). Canaries boss Sean Eardley will look to be the Scrooge figure in Saturday’s televised tussle, with kick-off at Jenner Park at 7.35pm and admission payable at the turnstiles.The match between Barry and Caernarfon will be the first meeting of the clubs at Jenner Park since January of 2004, a fixture the Canaries won by an emphatic five goals to nil.Nevertheless, in September’s most recent encounter, Caernarfon would be left to rue a late wonder goal that earned the visitors from the Vale a terrific 1-0 triumph at The Oval.Caernarfon make the long trip to Barry in explosive form, having followed their … [Read more...] about Barry Town United hoping to be Christmas number one!
Sanaa -- Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after a United Nations-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said. The truce agreed at the U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden came into effect at midnight Monday, but sources said heavy clashes and air raids continued after the deadline. "There has been complete calm since 03:00 am Yemen time (7 p.m. Monday Eastern) in the city of Hodeida," a military source loyal to the government told AFP on Tuesday.Residents confirmed by phone that there had been no fighting between the government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition and Iran-aligned Houthi rebels since 03:00 am.But it was not possible to determine if the halt in fighting was in response to the ceasefire or just a temporary stoppage. Residents said that daily fighting would usually be fierce in the evening and at night, before coming to a standstill at dawn.Hope for a more lasting peaceThe … [Read more...] about Yemen truce off to rocky start, but calm prevails on day 1
Sergei Lebedev. An archive photo MINSK, 18 December (BelTA) – We hope that Ukraine will continue cooperation within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev told the media ahead of the meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives of the CIS member states in the CIS charter bodies at the CIS headquarters in Minsk, BelTA has learned.“For the time being Ukraine maintains relations with the CIS countries. As an example I can cite Belarus and Moldova. The countries maintain contacts at the highest level,” Sergei Lebedev noted. According to him, the Ukrainian president instructed to take stock of the country's agreements within the CIS. “This work is underway but we hope that Ukraine will continue to cooperate with the CIS. It is important for Ukraine. I hope that common sense, logic and pragmatism will prevail,” said Sergei Lebedev.More about … [Read more...] about Hope for continued Ukraine-CIS cooperation