Daily Archives: November 7, 2019

Trip.com Group and TripAdvisor Announce Strategic Partnership

SHANGHAI and NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Trip.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: TCOM) (“Trip.com Group”, formerly known as Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP)) and TripAdvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP) (“TripAdvisor”) today announced a strategic partnership to expand global cooperation, including a joint venture, global content agreements and a governance agreement.…

US Says It’s Guarding Oil Fields for Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON – U.S. troops tasked with protecting oil fields in northeastern Syria are helping ensure any profits flow to the mainly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, a key partner in the fight against the Islamic State terror group.

U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly talked about securing the oil fields as …

International Criminal Court Sentences Ntaganda to 30 Years

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in prison Thursday for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

ICC judges found Ntaganda guilty of 18 counts in July, including murder, rape, sexual slavery and enlisting child soldiers.

The court in The Hague said Thursday …

US Adds Mali Jihadist to Global Terrorist List

The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on a senior jihadist leader and preacher from Mali for his membership in Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an al-Qaida affiliate active in the Sahel region of Africa.

Amadou Kouffa led Mali’s Macina Liberation Front militant group before announcing its merger with JNIM and …