The US and Turkey have agreed to work together to drive Islamic State jihadists from northern Syria, senior US officials said, as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to press ahead with parallel strikes against Kurdish militants. The potentially game-changing accord with the US comes with ambassadors from all 28 NATO countries due to meet on Tuesday in Brussels -- at Turkey's request -- to discuss Ankara's campaign against IS and Kurdish militants. Turkey, meanwhile, fuelled the growing anger of its Kurdish minority by shelling a Kurdish-held village in northern Syria while its warplanes continued to pound Kurdish targets in northern Iraq.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is to speak out against "corrupt money from around the world" being laundered through property in Britain in a speech to be made during a trip to Southeast Asia on Tuesday. The Conservative Party leader is to announce a consultation on increasing transparency on property ownership, amid concerns from campaigners that rising property prices in Britain are fuelled by corrupt cash. Cameron is to highlight concerns that British properties, particularly in London, "are being bought by people overseas through anonymous shell companies, some with plundered or laundered cash", according to released excerpts of a speech he is to give in Singapore.