Monday, September 12, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 12, 2016

Al Jazeera: Syria ceasefire comes into effect under US-Russia deal

Tentative Truce brokered by the US and Russia begins across Syria, but there are concerns about whether it will hold.

A ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia began at sundown on Monday across the country, coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, but there are concerns about whether it will hold.

The deal, agreed to on Friday by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, aims at putting an end to fighting in Syria and moving towards a political transition after more than five years of war between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups fighting to depose him.

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Syrian ceasefire to start at 16:00 GMT - Russian Defense Ministry. Syria cease-fire enters into effect.

Putin, Security Council discuss Syria in context of Russia-US deal — Kremlin. Russia can control observation of ceasefire in Syria — General Staff.

Ahead of truce, Assad pledges to retake all of Syria.

Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist. Powerful Syrian rebel group says it won’t respect cease-fire.

Turkish warplanes kill 20 Islamic State group fighters.

Blast strikes near ruling AK party's HQ in Turkey's Van.

UN says airstrikes on Yemen water well reportedly kill 30.


North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000: U.N..

North Korea says sanctions push after nuclear test 'laughable'.

Devastating floods pound North Korea, killing scores, leaving thousands homeless.

India says 4 rebels killed in gunbattle near Kashmir border. 'Militants' killed in Kashmir clashes.

Beijing and Moscow launch South China Sea naval drills.

Rising Uighur militancy changes security landscape for China.

Thai junta will stop prosecuting dissidents in military courts.

Bullets trump rehab as Asia quickens 'failing' war on drugs.

Bangladesh factory fire death toll rises to 31.


Boko Haram descends into in-fighting as reports emerge of deadly clashes between rival Islamist factions.

Mozambican government forces seize opposition fighters' camp.

Libyan troops recapture key oil terminals from militia.

Zimbabwe opposition parties say to protest for election reform.

S Sudan leaders 'profit' as country suffers during war.

Congo opposition walks out of talks on presidential vote delay.

Zambia court rejects opposition bid to block Lungu's inauguration.


Germany, France seek stronger EU defense after Brexit: document.

US response to 9/11 caused chaos & hurt France – Hollande.

Catalans rally in support of independence from Spain.

Greece blames creditors over economy’s inability to recover.

Austria delays presidential vote re-run to December 4. Austria postpones presidential election.

Former British leader David Cameron to leave Parliament.

EU to investigate Barroso over Goldman Sachs job.


Pneumonia brings Hillary Clinton's health back as hot issue.

White House campaign casts a shadow over 9/11 anniversary.

Venezuela's troubles overshadow Non-Aligned Summit.

Brazil's ex-Speaker faces losing seat over Swiss bank accounts. Brazil's former speaker faces ouster from Congress over Swiss accounts.

Colombia's FARC apologizes for taking captives during conflict.

Colombia Farc rebels hand over child soldiers.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte to accompany royals on tour of Canada.


Terrorist threat hasn't abated 15 years after 9/11, top Army general says.

Gulf states condemn law letting 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia.

Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi’s son moving to Scotland to clear father’s name.


Samsung shares hit by Galaxy Note 7 debacle.

Iran & Saudi Arabia boost oil output ahead of freeze talks.

Facebook says will learn from mistake over Vietnam photo.

1 comment:

James said...

The Russians will probably use this cease fire as a pretext to pressure the US to close up their command centers in the area. Especially in Jordan.