Monday, July 11, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 11, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Al Jazeera: South Sudan's warring factions declare ceasefire

The leaders of South Sudan's warring factions call for a ceasefire after days of fighting kill hundreds.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a "unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities", and ordered government troops to "disengage" from fighting rival forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar, following days of violence that left hundreds dead.

The order, which was announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny, was reciprocated by Machar, who ordered his troops to stop fighting as of 1700 GMT.

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Syrian army extends nationwide ceasefire for 72 hours: state media.

Nusra may fill void left by weakened ISIS, warns French President.

U.S. to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive. US to increase troops in Iraq ahead of possible Mosul operation.

Syria conflict: Rebels launch attack in divided Aleppo.

Turkey blocks investigations into southeast killings: Rights group.

Turkish citizenship for Syrian refugees 'under process,' Deputy PM KurtulmuĊŸ says.

Rights group says Saudi-led coalition damaged Yemen economy.

After nuclear deal, Iran sticks to wary tactics in key Gulf waterway.

Iran announces indictments for 3 dual nationals, foreigner.

Iran regains 80% of its pre-sanctions oil market share.

Israel and Palestinians: Egypt FM urges two-state solution in rare visit.


Philippine troops kill 40 Abu Sayyaf fighters.

Afghanistan welcomes NATO's renewed security pledge.

North Korea cuts diplomatic communication with US.

North Korea says will treat U.S. detainees under 'wartime law'.

North Korea threatens 'physical response' to anti-missile system.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition wins big in Senate election. Japan coalition scores bigger-than-expected election win.

Japan sends military planes for evacuation of citizens in South Sudan.

Kashmir on tenterhooks as police brace for protests. Kashmir 'mob drowns policeman'.

Pakistan condemns killing of Kashmiri terrorist military leader.

Beijing says should be no South China Sea talk at Asia-Europe summit.

Bangladesh to ban Islamic TV channel, Peace TV.


UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan.

South Sudan leaders order ceasefire as civil war fears grow.

More than 300 dead as South Sudan capital is rocked by violence. Fighting enters 5th day in South Sudan capital. South Sudan: Clashes erupt in Juba hours after UN plea.

Niger president moots regional anti-terror force.

Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base. Al Shabaab Islamist militants attack Somali army base, killing at least 10 soldiers.

Food crisis in NE Nigeria like Darfur, S.Sudan: UN.

Nigeria: Army clears Boko Haram from major trade route with Chad, Cameroun.

Sirte battle risks widening Libya political splits.

Burundi peace talks expected to continue on 12th July in Tanzania.

'Now we are waking up': Zimbabwe protests leader seeks international help.

SA brothers charged with planning to blow up US embassy and 'Jewish institutions'.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe.


US envoy Kerry plans trip to Moscow. Kerry to visit Moscow this week to discuss Syria, Ukraine: State Dept.

David Cameron says there will be a new Prime Minister by Wednesday evening.

Theresa May set to be UK PM after Andrea Leadsom quits.

UK opposition Labour Party says leadership contest triggered.

Terrorists smuggled into Europe amid refugee flow - Merkel.

Leaked document says 2,000 men allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women on New Year's Eve.

Poland expects Ukraine to admit truth about Ukrainian nationalists’ crimes in Volhynia.

Thousands remember Srebrenica massacre victims. Srebrenica buries 127 victims of massacre, Serbs absent over genocide denial.

Pope appoints ex-Fox News correspondent as Vatican spokesman.


Dallas police chief defends use of bomb robot.

Dallas shootings: Killer 'prepared larger attack'. Officials: Dallas suspect had plans for larger attack.

Obama to travel to Dallas on Tuesday for memorial service: White House.

US Police agencies on edge, on guard amid heightened threats.

Bahamas issues US travel advisory over racial tensions.

FARC peace deal success hangs on referendum: Colombia negotiator.

Thousands of Venezuelans pour into Colombia to buy food. Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food.

Castro admits Cubans face hard times as economy slows sharply.

Trudeau signs Ukraine trade deal, but no word on supplying troops.


U.S. transfers two Guantanamo inmates to Serbia.

U.S. sends Yemeni Guantanamo inmate to Italy, 78 detainees left.

Osama Bin Laden's son vows to avenge al-Qaida leader's death.

IS loses 12% of territory since January - IHS.

IS introduces gold currency in Iraqi, Syrian areas it controls.


S&P 500 rises to new record as global stocks rally.

Demand for U.S. arms exports set to keep growing, official says.

Musk hints at top secret Tesla masterplan: tweet.

Kim Dotcom plans 2017 relaunch of Megaupload.

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