By Suleiman Al-Khalidi
AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.
Islamic State-affiliated forces entrenched in the Yarmouk Basin, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan, also repelled a ground attack by the Syrian army and its allies, the sources added.
Trump Tweets It Looks Like His Campaign Spied upon Illegally
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday it was looking more and more like his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon.
Trump issued the tweet after saying documents about his former presidential campaign adviser Carter Page confirmed with little doubt that the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation had misled the courts.
Typhoon Winds Hit Shanghai, Disrupting Flights and Shipping
BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Ampil hit Chinese financial hub Shanghai around midday on Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall and disrupting transport and shipping.
More than 600 flights from the city's two airports were canceled and high-speed rail services also impacted, said state broadcaster CCTV.
British Reject May's Brexit Plan, Some Turn to Boris and Far Right
By Andrew MacAskill
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll.
Magnitude 5.9 Quake Injures Nearly 130 in Iran
DUBAI (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, injuring at least 128 people, hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the south, state television reported.
Houshang Bazvand, governor of the western province of Kermanshah, said that most of the 128 who received treatment did not require hospitalization, the television station added.
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