BEIRUT, Nov 16 : The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United States.
The same video showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel, the latest in a series of mass executions and other atrocities carried out by IS.
"This is Peter Edward Kassig, a US citizen of your country," said a black-clad militant wearing a balaclava, the same outfit worn by the man who beheaded two American journalists and two British aid workers in earlier videos.
The man stood over a severed head
bearing a resemblance to Kassig, a former American soldier who risked his life to
rovide medical treatment and aid to those suffering from Syria's civil war. ?AFP
Effective action on climate change urged
BRISBANE, Nov 16 : The world's most powerful economies on Sunday urged "strong and effective action" on climate change, catapulting the issue onto the final statement of G20 talks despite pressure from Australia to stick to economic matters.
The grouping, which includes the world's worst greenhouse gas polluters the United States and China, also threw their support behind a United Nations fund aimed at helping poorer countries deal with the problem. "We support strong and effective action to address climate change," G20 leaders said in a communique after weekend talks in Brisbane. ?AFP