UAE says its ready to send ground troops into Syria

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants.

See Full Article

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash made the comments in response to a question from The Associated Press on Sunday, days after neighbouring Saudi Arabia said it is ready to deploy ground forces if leaders of the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the group call for it.

Gargash says it has been the Emirates' long-held position that a campaign to defeat the group "has to include ground elements."

He says the forces might provide training and support, but the country is "not talking about thousands of troops."



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Relief, anger for members of Toronto LGBTQ community after arrest

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO -- Some members of Toronto's LGBTQ community are expressing relief that an arrest had been made in the presumed deaths of two men who went missing from the city's gay village last year, but say they're also angry police didn't heed their concerns over a possible serial killer earlier. Source
  • House blocks Democrat from seeking to impeach Trump

    World News CTV News
    In this March 10, 2011 file photo, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Source
  • New York unveils plan to charge car drivers in Midtown, Lower Manhattan

    World News CBC News
    Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 US to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Source
  • Powerful waves prompt warnings, beach closures on west coast of Vancouver Island

    Canada News CTV News
    TOFINO, B.C. -- Long-time residents of Vancouver Island's west coast admit to being awestruck by the latest storm that has prompted an extreme wave hazard advisory for the region, including Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino and Ucluelet. Source
  • Four N.S. fishing village fire victims remembered as happy, adventurous

    Canada News CTV News
    PUBNICO, N.S. -- They are being remembered for their mischievous smiles, boundless senses of humour, love of the outdoors and happy giggles. The descriptions are included in separate obituaries for four young children who died in a tragic house fire almost two weeks ago in the small fishing village of Pubnico Head in southern Nova Scotia. Source
  • Quebec teen fires off cease and desist letter to school board over smartphone rules

    Canada News CTV News
    SAGUENAY, Que. -- A 15-year-old Quebec boy is challenging his school's policy of confiscating a smartphone for 24 hours if it is used during class. A school board in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region confirms it received a letter from Vincent Duguay this week. Source
  • Canadians vacationing in Jamaica's Montego Bay warned to stay within resorts

    Canada News CBC News
    The Canadian government is warning tourists in the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay to remain in their resorts due to an increase in violent crime. Travel Canada issued the warning after the Jamaican government declared a state of emergency and deployed military forces to the island's St. Source
  • He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON -- It's a he said-he said thing. U.S. President Donald Trump once promised to be "very restrained" on Twitter -- "if I use it at all." He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an "excellent guy" -- until Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Source
  • Lac-Mégantic jury asks 3rd question as deliberations stretch on

    Canada News CBC News
    The jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial of three men charged in connection with 2013 rail disaster had another question Friday morning, as they embarked on their ninth day of deliberations. The jurors asked clarification on determining how the actions and decisions made by the three accused differed from what another employee would have done in the situation. Source
  • Palestinian family says it killed relative suspected of spying for Israel

    World News CBC News
    A Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip said it has killed a relative who allegedly helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas militants, including one of the man's own kinsmen. In a statement, the family of Ahmed Barhoum said it had shot him in the city of Rafah after being told by a militant group that Barhoum had provided information to Israel. Source