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Isis’ last escape route from Raqqa ‘cut off’ by US-backed SDF fighters, says Syrian monitoring group

US-backed forces have completely surrounded the Isis-held city of Raqqa in Syria after cutting off militants’ last remaining escape route, monitors have said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had succeeded in “completely encircling” the group’s largest stronghold. The report came on the third anniversary of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration… Read More »

Syria conflict: Army cuts IS supply route into al-Bab

Syrian government forces have advanced towards so-called Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Aleppo province, cutting off the main supply route into al-Bab, a monitoring group reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said troops had captured Tal Uwayshiya, a hill 9km (6 miles) to the south-east. It overlooks a key road linking al-Bab to the IS-controlled city… Read More »

Govt allows 49% FDI in insurance under automatic route

Seeking to attract more foreign investment, the government has relaxed FDI norms for insurance sector by permitting overseas companies to buy 49 per cent stake in domestic insurers without prior approval. Currently, foreign direct investment up to 26 per cent is permitted through automatic approval route. For FDI up to 49 per cent, the approval of Foreign Investment… Read More »