Tuesday, September 13, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 13, 2016

Al Jazeera: 'No civilian deaths in Syria' as ceasefire brings calm

About 14 violations reported since the truce brokered by US and Russia went into effect across the country on Monday.

No deaths have been documented in Syria since a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the US entered its first full day, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

At least 14 violations were reported since the ceasefire took effect on Monday, but most parts of Syria remained relatively calm, the SOHR's Rami Abdulrahman told Al Jazeera.

"No one has died from gunfire over the past 15 hours," he said on Tuesday at 12pm Damascus local time (09:00 GMT). "This is so far the most successful ceasefire to take place in the country."

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Syria truce largely holds, aid preparations underway. Syria ceasefire: 'No civilian deaths on first day'.

Moscow calls for publishing agreement with US on Syria — Lavrov.

Damascus claims IDF warplane & drone shot down in Syria after attack, Israel denies.

Israel heeds Hezbollah threats, drills mass evacuation of civilians near border.

Record new U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed in days: sources.

Saudi-led coalition's airstrike kills several Houthi leaders in Yemen.

Turkey officially requests Gulen arrest in US over coup suspicions.


China says it can't end North Korea nuke program on its own.

China says interests outweigh differences with Vietnam.

Philippines guarantees U.S. deal intact as Duterte's salvos test ties.

Philippine leader rejects joint patrols, eyes China weapons.

Afghanistan close to peace deal with notorious warlord.

Two dead in Indian-administered Kashmir clashes amid Eid curfew.

India's Silicon Valley rocked by violence following interstate river dispute'We're ready to give up our lives': Riots in India as states argue over water.


Somalia hosts first summit of African leaders since war began in 1991.

Rogue Libyan govt vows to protect national wealth as West demands withdrawal from seized oil ports. Spare Libyan oil, NATO allies say.

Italy ready to open hospital in Libya, deploy 300 soldiers and staff.

Zambia's Edgar Lungu sworn in as president.

Eritrea is building 'its own type of political system'.

UN: More than 600 South Sudanese evacuated from Congo park.

Zuma says South Africa's nuclear expansion plan on despite tight funds.


Germany probes arrested 'IS cell' Syrians for links to Paris attacks.

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in east despite truce.

Amid more casualties, Germany sees hope for ceasefire in Ukraine.

Kremlin: Kiev must pay its debt to Russia.

Russia to vote against IMF extending aid to Ukraine.

Germany to send up to 650 troops to NATO mission in Mediterranean: Der Spiegel.

Luxembourg foreign minister calls for Hungary to be booted from EU.

Brexit deal needed before 2019 elections - EU's Verhofstadt.


'I didn't think it was a big deal,' Clinton says of pneumonia bout.

Venezuela ready to host Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

Brazil's former speaker Cunha banned from politics for eight years over Swiss accounts.

UN approves Colombia peace mission.

Colombian rebels trade guns for shovels ahead of peace meeting.

Thousands march in Mexico against proposal to allow same-sex marriage.

Monday Night Football shines spotlight on national anthem protests.


Pentagon confirms it killed senior ISIS leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.

Three Syrians arrested in Germany 'linked to Paris attackers'.

ISIS 'celebrate Eid’ by hanging 'US spies' from meat hooks and butcher them 'like sheep' in 'worst ever video' that also shows Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.


IEA: Global oil glut set to last until 2017.

Saudi Arabia ousts U.S. as biggest oil producer, IEA says.

Hanjin bankruptcy boosts global freight rates.

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