Thursday, 6th February Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Starting off with great news, Britain shall pass emergency legislation to prevent the automatic release of those convicted of terrorism half-way through their sentence by February 27th.
Britain wants a “heavy hitter” to run the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political spokesman. Ex British Prime Minister David Cameron rejected a job offer from the government to lead a major United Nations climate summit to take place in November. Summit head Clare O’Neill was sacked by PM Boris Johnson last week on account of showing lack of leadership and engagement.
In upsetting local news, the volume of Anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Britain hit record levels again amid accusations of opposition Labour Party’s failure to tackle the issue within its ranks. An estimate of 1,805 incidents was recorded in 2019 by the Community Security Trust, which shows a rise of 7% from the previous year.
Syrian government forces entered Saraqeb in northwestern Idlib province, a war monitor and eyewitnesses said, in a renewed push by President Bashar al-Assad to recapture the last rebel stronghold.
Government forces were combing the town after rebel fighters fled following the intense aerial and ground bombardment of Saraqeb, 15 km (9 miles) east of Idlib city, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on its website.
Eyewitnesses said rebel fighters had left and that government forces were in control of the town, which lies at the junction of two main roads that Damascus seeks to fully control.
Syrian state TV said that the roads were now within firing range of government forces.
Assad’s campaign to regain Idlib province, the last rebel bastion in a nearly nine-year-long civil war, has sparked a new exodus of thousands of civilians towards the border with Turkey, which backs some insurgent groups fighting Assad.
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