Tuesday, October 11, 2016

World News Briefs -- October 11, 2016

Reuters: Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo: rebels, monitor

Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Air strikes mostly hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, Zakaria Malhifji of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim rebel group told Reuters.

"There is renewed bombardment and it is heavy," he said.

The Observatory said the death toll from bombing in Bustan al-Qasr, Fardous and other neighborhoods rose to at least 25, with scores of wounded.

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Opposition against Russia's Syria policy grows in EU and beyond.

As offensive nears, Islamic State rigs Mosul with bombs.

U.S.: Mosul talk helps civilians, encourages defectors.

U.S. says foreign forces in Iraq should be there with Baghdad's approval.

US tries to defuse Iraq-Turkey war of words over Mosul.

Hezbollah sees more conflict in Syria and rising regional tension.

Top military brass among those killed in Yemen funeral strike: official.

Airstrike in Yemen deepens war, puts pressure on US.

Pentagon hints at possible retaliation after Yemen missile fire.

Saudi Arabia to slash capital spending by 71%.


Afghanistan: Taliban captures Ghormach district.

Gunman in Afghanistan target Shiites at shrine in Kabul. Afghan worshippers marking Ashoura targeted in Kabul.

Afghan women to be given 'fair share' in property rights drive: land authority.

Images show activity at North Korea satellite launch site: report.

U.S. expects 'significant' progress on tougher North Korea sanctions: diplomat.

Seoul vows lethal force against illegal fishing.

Pakistani spy agency protecting terrorists, journalist Cyral Almeida claims.

US warns Ethiopia against emergency crackdown.

U.S. embassy in Kyrgyzstan issues terrorist attack warning.

Chinese veterans protest for better government benefits.


US bombing picks up against Islamic State militants in Libya.

Libya government forces launch new push on ISIS in Sirte.

Ethiopia denies 'extreme' police violence at protests.

Congo political rift likely to spark 'large-scale' violence: U.N..

Exclusive: U.N.-approved weapons imports resold in Somalia, diplomats say.

Russia: no South Sudan arms embargo needed after U.N. chief's report.

Exclusive: U.N. memo casts doubt on some Central African sex abuse accusations.

Road that divides: Kenya slum braces for battle.


Kremlin says talks with EU leaders on Ukraine planned for Oct. 19 in Berlin.

Putin cancels visit to France amid Syria tensions.

'Divide Europe': European lawmakers warn of Russian propaganda.

Exclusive: In Britain, some pro-Europe lawmakers now back EU divorce talks - Reuters poll.

Banks warn of Brexit uncertainty as pound slide continues.

Greece rejects asylum requests from more Turkish soldiers.

European court finds Russia violated rights of chess star Garry Kasparov.

German government leaders on simultaneous African visits.Pro-Russian party wins a toe-hold in Georgia's new parliament.


Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on own party.

Obama to consider 'proportional' response to Russia hacking.

Colombia to free ELN fighters for peace talks.

Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds stranded in North Carolina after storm; UN, WHO send help to Haiti. Haiti grapples with hurricane's aftermath.

Brazil's Temer working to regain rogue ruling coalition votes.

Lauded security boss in Rio quits as crime, violence surge.

Outrage as Dakota oil pipeline construction resumes.

Peruvian ex-president Humala subject of money laundering inquiry.

Carnage and corruption: upstart Mexican cartel's path to top.


Number of suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State dipped in September.

U.S. military operations are biggest motivation for homegrown terrorists - FBI study.

IS propaganda arm weakened by military setbacks: study.

Angry men ripe for radicalization’: EU prisons are breeding grounds for terrorists – report.


Energy Ministers of Russia, Saudi Arabia discuss plan to optimize oil production.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production permanently discontinued.

Amazon to open quick pickup grocery shops: report.

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