Tuesday, September 6, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 6, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Al Jazeera: Syrian forces blamed for chlorine gas attack in Aleppo

Activists say Syrian government forces dropped two barrel bombs loaded with chlorine gas in rebel-held area of Aleppo.

A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighbourhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo has caused at least one death and dozens of cases of suffocation, according to local activists and medical sources.

A video obtained by Al Jazeera shows what activists say is the aftermath of an attack in the rebel-held Al Sukkari neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo.

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Syrian regime blamed for new toxic gas attack. Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers, monitors say.

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

With Syria 'safe zone' plan, Turkey faces diplomatic balancing act.

Turkish soldiers killed by ISIL in Syria rocket attack.

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.

Egypt to host Yemen aid conference in March: minister.

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.

Iranian vessel 'harasses', sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials.


Kyrgyzstan blames Uighur militants for attack on Chinese embassy.

Obama vows to work to tighten sanctions on North Korea.

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'.

Philippines scrambles to soothe tensions after Obama slur.

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.


Darfur's refugees continue to live in fear.

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 leader under scrutiny as EU questions election win.

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.


France's Sarkozy says 'shameful' manipulations won't deter presidential bid.

Russia is preparing for a full-scale INVASION of Ukraine – and Europe is too weak to prevent it, warns President Poroshenko.

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.

Spanish ex-minister linked to Panama Papers renounces World Bank job.


Nicaragua grants El Salvador ex-President Funes asylum.

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.


Islamic State issues new call for attacks in the West, all non-believers ‘legitimate targets’.

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.

James (Cash) Bond! Daniel Craig is 'offered a staggering $150million by Sony bosses for two more 007 movies'.

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