Tuesday, September 6, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 6, 2016

ABC News Online: Syrian conflict negotiations between United States and Russia fail to end in deal to ease fighting

Top diplomats from the United States and Russia have failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, US officials say, after Government troops encircled rebel-held parts of Aleppo.

A senior State Department official said a fresh round of crisis talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the margins of the G20 summit in China had ended without agreement.

Washington and Moscow support opposing sides in the five-year conflict, which has killed about 300,000 people and forced millions to flee.

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Syria's war: Blasts hit Tartous, Homs, Hasaka.

Turkish air strikes hit 12 targets in north Iraq: military.

Turkish tanks enter Syria in new front against ISIL.

Turkey: Deadly clashes between military and Kurdish PKK. More than 100 PKK militants killed or wounded in clashes: Turkey military.

Renewed Turkey-Kurds conflict has killed nearly 2,000.

Israeli forces open fire at Syrian gov't positions in Golan Heights – IDF.

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei rebukes Saudi Arabia for hajj exclusion. Saudi Arabia and Iran spar over Hajj pilgrimage.

Iran cracks down on 'inappropriate' clothes.


Obama vows longterm US engagement with Asia in Laos speech.

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in G20 show of power. North Korea launches ballistic missiles into sea.

Two explosions hit Afghanistan's capital. Afghan police kill gunmen in Care International compound.

Taliban warns India over military aid to Kabul.

President of Philippines declares nationwide 'state of lawlessness'.

Duterte tells Obama 'son of a whore' remark wasn't personal. US President Obama cancels meeting with Philippine leader after insult.

Hundreds protest Kofi Annan-led panel on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Hong Kong goes to polls amid anger over China's tightening grip.

Uzbekistan buries President Islam Karimov.


Libyan forces attack 'last ISIL positions' in Sirte.

Mali regains control of central town from armed group.

South Sudan accepts 4,000 more UN peacekeepers.

Tunisia fears jihadists returning home from Libya, seeks joint action.

Gabon justice minister resigns over Bongo re-election. African Union to mediate in Gabon election crisis.

Ethiopian activists demand news of jailed leaders after fire guts prison.

WHO confirms 3rd case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club says.


Putin regrets freeze in Russia-US relations, but 'it is not Moscow’s fault'.

Russia's Putin says unsure he will run for President again.

Protesters close Calais over refugee crisis: 'We are not racist but we see no solution'.

Calais refugee camp running out of food amid donor fatigue.

Paris to open its first official refugee camp in mid-October: mayor.

Hungary, Serbia brace for possible surge in migrant entry.

Bavarian leader warns Merkel after 'disaster' state vote.

Scotland's Sturgeon says to prepare independence legislation.


Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton running neck and neck in new poll 2 months before election day.

Obama makes trade deal top priority in remaining months.

Venezuela opposition aims to take protest outside of Caracas.

Colombia's Santos says peace deal will pass, more war a disaster.

Argentina's unions stage mass protest against government cuts.

Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say.

President Obama defends Colin Kaepernick's right to protest.


ISIS planned for more operatives, targets during Paris attacks.

Suspected US drone strike kills 9 militants in Yemen.

US Trained Tajik special operations fighter becomes top Daesh commander in Iraq


Central banks nearing limits of ability to stimulate growth: OECD.

Bayer raises offer to buy Monsanto.

Formula One sale to Liberty Media to go ahead next week: auto motor and sport. US tycoon John Malone is set to pay £6.4bn for Formula One.

1 comment:

James said...

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