Roland Houtsch

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Leaders of China and Taiwan Meet for the First Time

The handshake was robust, postures ramrod straight, and then Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou strode smiling toward …

U.S. general sees air strikes against Islamic State picking up | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. and coalition forces are likely to increase air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in coming weeks after a lull in September and October, the head of U.S. Air Forces Central Command said Saturday.<p>A plume of smoke rises above a building during an air …

Political foes Taiwan and China hold historic talks

The leaders of political rivals Taiwan and China have met for the first time in more than 60 years.<p>The talks between China’s President Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou, is the first such encounter since China’s civil war ended in 1949.<p>They began their hour-long summit by …

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Islamic State frees 37 elderly Assyrian Christians - monitors | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has released 37 elderly Assyrian Christians who were among about 200 seized by the militants in February in northeastern Syria, two human rights monitoring groups said on Saturday.<p>Displaced Assyrians, who fled from the villages around Tel Tamr, gather outside the …

Rifleman Victor Gregg remembers WW2: 'After the war I was torn into bits'

This was taken in 1937, about three weeks after I’d arrived at Winchester [the Rifle Depot and training barracks]. I’d been kitted out and the photographer came along and there I am, looking like God’s gift to all women. I don’t know how he captured that angelic appearance because I wasn’t …

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Many killed and injured in air strikes on Syria's Douma

At least 23 people, including six children, have been killed in suspected Russian air strikes on a market in a Damascus suburb, witnesses and a monitor said.<p>Baraa, a Syrian activist in Douma, said on Friday that Russian air strikes had hit the Kouatly market in Douma, just outside of the capital. …