Friday, September 2, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 2, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Reuters: Turkey pushes west in offensive against Islamic State in Syria

Turkey renewed air strikes on Islamic State sites in Syria on Friday, extending operations along a 90-km (56-mile) corridor near the Turkish border which Ankara says it is clearing of jihadists and protecting from Kurdish militia expansion.

Turkey's 10-day-old offensive, its first major incursion into Syria since the war started five years ago, has alarmed the West.

The United States has voiced concerns about Turkish strikes on Kurdish-aligned groups that Washington has backed in its battle against Islamic State. Germany said it did not want to see a lasting Turkish presence in an already tangled conflict.

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Syrians in rebel Damascus suburb start to evacuate in deal.

Turkey-backed rebels clear Syria border villages of IS: army.

UN aid chief deplores 'dire' conditions on Jordan-Syria border.

Yemen's Houthi leader says U.S. provides political cover for Saudi strikes.

Turkey frees about 34,000 prisoners, making space after coup round up.

EU ministers tone down rhetoric on Turkey but rights concerns persist.

Lebanon indicts Syria intel officers over 2013 blast.

White House rejects claims that U.S. let Iran cheat on nuke deal.


Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov dies aged 78. Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov dies.

Deadly blast strikes market in Philippines' Davao city. Deadly blast rips through Philippines' market.

Deadly twin blasts hit court in Pakistan.

Thai peace talk ends with separatists denying role in bomb attacks.

Funding squeeze hits U.N. food program in Afghanistan.

U.N. chief urges Sri Lanka to redress wrongs of war.

Russia, Japan hold 'in-depth' talks on islands dispute.

Millions of Indian workers strike for better wages.

Australia outlines tough new measures against Islamic State.

China's Hangzhou prepares to host G20 summit.


Gabon: Libreville reels as clashes erupt over vote.

Central Mali town falls to jihadists: officials.

Photos show South Sudan rebel leader in apparent good health.

Africa's disputed elections.

Cholera kills 517 in DR Congo, jab drive planned: WHO.

First known TV interview with Nelson Mandela comes to light.

New law to give marginalized Kenyan communities land titles.


Tensions Heightened: Ukraine takes on Russia.

Merkel, Hollande want to talk Ukraine at G-20 summit.

Ukraine's disappeared citizens underline rights' groups dilemmas.

Mediterranean migration drives rise in deaths.

Calais migrant 'Jungle' camp to be dismantled 'as soon as possible', says France.

Tensions rise in Germany's Turkish diaspora, mirroring splits in Turkey.

Spanish PM Rajoy loses bid to form new gov't.


Hillary Clinton 'will hold press conferences' as President, Press Secretary vows. FBI releases Clinton email probe files.

Brazil's ousted president blasts process, talks about future.

After huge Venezuela protest march, government says foils coup.

Colombia's FARC rebels postpone conference to ratify peace accord.

Chile's ex-President Lagos says he is ready to run for reelection.

After slamming Florida, Hermine threatens East Coast.

U.S. fights Zika mosquitoes with limited arsenal.


Islamic State's military retreat raises risk of attacks in France: prosecutor.

Did al Qaeda exchange former Pakistani army chief’s son for Zawahiri’s daughters?


Putin says oil output freeze would be right decision: Bloomberg.

Facebook to add more African languages.

Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement: what to expect.

Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales over battery problem.

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