Tuesday, September 13, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 13, 2016 (Evening Edition)

The Guardian: Syrian regime is blocking aid from entering eastern Aleppo, claims UN

Twenty trucks are not being allowed to enter the beseiged city in spite of ceasefire agreement, says United Nations envoy

The first serious hurdle since a ceasefire in Syria came into effect on Monday has emerged after the UN said the regime was not giving permission to allow 20 UN aid trucks into eastern Aleppo.

UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said the ceasefire agreement signed last week clearly stated that the government should simply be notified of aid entering the city.

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Syria war death toll now more than 300,000: monitor.

As Syria truce holds. al-Qaida affiliate denounces it.

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.

Israel's Shimon Peres hospitalized after stroke.


U.S. senators set bill to keep focus on rights in Myanmar: document.

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.


Clooney's S. Sudan corruption report is 'rubbish': government.

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.


Armenia appoints ex-Gazprom executive as new prime minister.

Croatia conservatives, reformists start talks on new government.

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

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in east despite truce. Six fighters killed in Ukraine ahead of new EU push for peace.

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.

Germany's Steinmeier against new integration push by EU.


Democrats expect Senate will oppose Obama on Saudi 9/11 bill.

U.S. household income posts record surge in 2015, poverty falls.

Spy agencies concerned about possible U.S. election hacks: NSA chief.

'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.


Obama would veto House bill to block funding of Guantanamo transfers: White House.

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.


Drop in oil sends Wall Street sliding.

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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