World briefs : Kremlin silent on 'troops in Syria'

Kremlin silent on 'troops in Syria'

MOSCOW • The Kremlin declined to comment yesterday on whether Russian troops were fighting in Syria, after sources in Lebanon told Reuters that Russian forces had begun participating in military operations there.

Bashar al-Assad's opponents in the West and among Gulf Arab states fear a considerable Russian military build-up is taking place in Syria to support the Syrian president.


World nuclear capacity 'to rise 45% in 20 years'

LONDON • Global nuclear power generation capacity could increase by more than 45 per cent in the next 20 years, but the pace of growth will still fall short of what is needed to curb climate change, an industry organisation report showed.

The World Nuclear Association Nuclear Fuel report says this is due to new plants being built.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe