Syrian rebels vowed Monday to keep fighting if the peace talks fail with the war-torn country's government in Kazakhstan, as the two sides opened indirect negotiations. The talks had been billed as the first time armed rebel groups would negotiate directly with President Bashar al-Assad's regime since the conflict erupted in 2011. "If the negotiations succeed, then we are with the negotiations," rebel spokesman Osama Abu Zeid told AFP.
U.S. President Donald Trump planned to hold meetings on Monday with business and labor leaders at the start of his first full week in office, seeking to work quickly on his campaign promise to boost the American manufacturing sector and deliver more jobs. The Republican, who took office on Friday after eight years of a Democratic White House, was scheduled to meet with business leaders at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT) and then hold an afternoon meeting with labor leaders and U.S. workers, according to his schedule. The White House, which announced the meetings in a schedule released late on Sunday, did not name company executives or union leaders who would take part.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into whether Yahoo should have informed investors sooner about two major data breaches, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The SEC in December requested documents from the tech company concerning the cyberattacks, the paper reported. Yahoo announced in September that hackers in 2014 stole personal data from more than 500 million of its user accounts.