Monday, September 19, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 19, 2016

Reuters: Syria declares ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo reported

Syria's military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and air raids were reported in Aleppo, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend the truce.

Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo and nearby villages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, reporting a number of dead and injured.

The monitoring group said it was not clear if the jets were Syrian or Russian. Moscow supports President Bashar al-Assad with its air force.

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Syrian army declares end of ceasefire. Bombs rain down as Syria declares truce over. Aid trucks hit by air strikes as Syria says ceasefire over.

US and Russia seek to salvage truce; Syria calls it finished.

Moscow says violations of ceasefire in Syria put Russian-US agreements at risk.

U.S. says Russia must clarify Syrian statement cease-fire over.

Turkey’s Erdogan plans to expand Syrian military op, wants ‘safe zones’. Turkey-backed rebels could push further south in Syria, Erdogan says.

Obama, Iraqi leader to strategize on fight to reclaim Mosul.

Amnesty International: US-made bomb used in Yemen hospital strike.

Obama, Netanyahu to meet Wednesday on sidelines of UN summit.

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthis.

Saudis accuse Iran of supplying weapons to rebels in Yemen.

Iran says U.S. will soon grant licenses for Boeing, Airbus deals.


India accuses Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed of attacking army base in Kashmir.

India mulls response after deadly Kashmir attack it blames on Pakistan.

Afghanistan: Eight Afghan policemen killed in US strike. Afghan police killed by U.S. air strike- Afghan officials.

US, Japan, South Korea condemn nuke test by North Korea.

China says Japan trying to 'confuse' South China Sea situation.

Philippine president seeks extension of bloody war on drugs.

Kyrgyz president cancels U.N. trip due to chest pains: office.

'Killer haze' caused 100,000 deaths in Southeast Asia in 1 year – study.


DR Congo: 17 killed during anti-government protests. More than a dozen protesters killed in DRC clashes.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill six in northern Nigeria ambush: army.

Death toll from Friday's Central African Republic clashes was six: U.N..

Rival Libyan factions battle over eastern oil ports.

Tensions within Moroccan government heat up as election nears.

Gambia leader replaces minister with coup plotter.

Kenyan govt rapped by ICC over Kenyatta case.

Mali unveils restored mosque nearly destroyed by jihadists.


President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party wins parliamentary election. Putin firms control with big win for Russia's ruling party.

Merkel accepts partial blame for Berlin defeat. Rueful Merkel takes blame for Berlin defeat.

Europe will make Brexit 'very painful' for the UK, claims Slovakia's Prime Minister.

Theresa May resists calls for UK to accept more Syrian refugees.

Poll: One in four French Muslims backs burqa.

Thousands flee blaze at Greek migrant camp on Lesbos.

Juncker needs no protection from tough questions, EU says.

France bans plastic plates and cutlery.


Wounded NY bomb suspect stretchered into ambulance: CNN footage.

Trump, Clinton show deep differences after attacks.

Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters.

Obama warns Americans must not 'succumb to fear'.

Venezuela, Cuba warn of US intervention at Non-Aligned meet.

Maduro revels in support from Zimbabwe, Iran as critics decry failed summit.

Iran's president in Cuba to meet Castros.

No barriers can stop immigration: Mexican president at U.N..

Almost 100,000 Somali refugees admitted to US since 9/11; 99.6% Muslim.

1-in-5 Syrian refugees settled in New York area, Obama wants more.


Latest US attacks show new face of terror.

Ex-Bush defense official sees ‘40 or 50 years’ of war on terror.

Saudi Arabia says arrests 17 Islamic State attack plotters.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts.


Oil rebounds on producer deal speculation; gasoline falls.

Google may face over $400 million Indonesia tax bill for 2015 - govt official.

Qatar to create its own 'Wall Street'.

Twitter enables longer tweets as part of growth push.

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