Moscow said Tuesday it had carried out its most intense day of air raids yet in Syria, as jihadists called for revenge attacks and rockets hit the Russian embassy in Damascus. With Russia's involvement having an increasingly dramatic effect on Syria's conflict, President Vladimir Putin slammed Washington for refusing to cooperate with Moscow. The defence ministry in Moscow said Russia's air force had hit 86 "terrorist" targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, in the highest one-day tally since it launched its bombing campaign on September 30.
The layoffs, primarily in the company's engineering and product functions, come a week after Dorsey took over as permanent CEO. Shares of Twitter, which had about 4,100 employees globally as of June 30, rose as much as 6.7 percent to $30.68 on Tuesday. "We feel strongly that engineering will move much faster with a smaller and nimbler team, while remaining the biggest percentage of our workforce," Dorsey said in a letter to employees.