Ten killed in blast targeting oil field workers in war-torn Syria Dec 03, 2021 0 0 12345 Damascus At least 10 people were killed on Thursday in an explosion that targeted a bus in the east of war-torn Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported. Syria’s state news agency SANA said a “terrorist attack” targeted a bus carrying workers returning from the Kharata oil field in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour. One worker was also injured in the attack, the agency added. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, confirmed the attack, but said two workers were injured. The Britain-based watchdog said that the bus was hit by an explosive device in a rural area where Islamic State militants are active. The Kharata oil field is located 20 kilometres south west of Deir al-Zour. Syrian government forces retook control of the field in September of 2017 after fighting against Islamic State in the area. (Agencies) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES No end to Delhi’s air pollution woes, schools closed again Dec 03, 2021 0 0 Rapid global spread of Omicron unabated, experts deeply worried Dec 03, 2021 0 0 Iraq repatriates 433 more stranded migrants from Belarus Dec 03, 2021 0 0 ‘Personal meeting’ with Peng Shuai agreed upon, says IOC dpa London The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it has spoken again with tennis player Peng Shuai as it reacted to the WTA’s suspension of tournaments in China. WTA chairman and chief executive Steve Simon has .. First trial on state torture in Syria may end in January dpa Koblenz, Germany A trial that German prosecutors say is the world’s first criminal proceedings on state torture in Syria may end in January. Senior prosecutor Jasper Klinge said during a break in the hearing at .. Austrian Chancellor Schallenberg announces surprise resignation Vienna Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Thursday he is stepping down, less than two months after taking office and hours after his scandal-plagued predecessor, Sebastian Kurz, announced his .. London angry after French president brands UK PM a ‘clown’ dpa London Reported comments by French President Emmanuel Macron branding British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a “clown” and a “knucklehead” were “unhelpful,” a British government minister said on Thursday. The .. Libyan court reinstates Gaddafi’s son as candidate for president Benghazi, Libya A Libyan court on Thursday reinstated Saif al-Islam, the son of late dictator Moamer Gaddafi, as an official candidate for president in an election due later this month, Libya media reported. Last ..