Monday, March 13, 2017

World News Briefs -- March 13, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Al Jazeera: Syria rebels agree to leave Homs' besieged al-Waer

Last opposition area held by fighters in Homs city to be evacuated after heavy bombardment in recent weeks.

Syrian opposition fighters will be allowed to leave the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the city of Homs under a Russia-backed deal signed on Monday.

According to Talal Barrazi - governor of Homs province where Homs city is the capital - the deal is to be carried out within six to eight weeks.

It follows other agreements that were never fully implemented between the government and rebel groups in al-Waer, their last bastion in Homs, which has been pounded by air strikes in recent weeks.

Read more ....


More than 320,000 dead in six years of Syria war: monitor.

Syria conflict: Rebels agree to leave last Homs enclave. Syria opposition agrees final evacuation from Homs district.

Syrian army advances in district east of Damascus-monitor.

'Fighting extremism' top priority: Syria's Assad.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to press ahead with Syria talks - Kazakhstan.

Coalition official: ISIS-held Mosul completely surrounded.

Iraqi army cuts off last 'Islamic State' supply line to west Mosul.

More than 1,500 children dead in two years of Yemen war: UN.

Iran FM says Netanyahu faking history and Jewish faith.

Ahmad Daqamseh freed after killing Israeli schoolgirls.

Turkey lodges formal complaint as tensions with Netherlands rise.

Turkey diplomatic spat could boost Erdogan referendum quest.

WFP head says 'race against time' under way to prevent Yemen famine.


Exclusive: Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say.

Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya: UN expert.

Relief camp in China swells as thousands flee conflict in Myanmar.

North Korea shuns U.N. rights review as calls grow for justice.

Ousted leader Park remains defiant as she returns to private home.

Report: South Korea judges who favored Park impeachment threatened.

China fans anger over Seoul's missile move.

China makes it illegal to insult ‘heroes and martyrs’ of its Communist Party.

China hopes India and Pakistan will join SCO 'as soon as possible'.

India elections: Decisive victory for Modi's BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

Philippines, rebels to restart peace talks, cease-fire.


'Jihadists' kill civilians, soldiers in north Mali.

Mutilated bodies discovered amid political violence in Burundi, U.N. inquiry says.

Burundi's government says malaria kills over 700 this year.

Libyan NOC official warns of force majeure at oil ports as rivals mobilise.

South Sudan Army clash with rebels leaves 23 people dead.

Car bomb blast kills 6 near hotel in Somalia's capital.

South Sudan rebels kidnap eight local aid workers: military.

Ex-Guinea military head extradited over stadium massacre.

Garbage dump landslide in Ethiopia kills at least 50. Garbage dump landslide in Addis Ababa kills at least 46, buries homes and buildings.

'Dying one by one:' Somalia drought crushes herders' lives.

Green light given for Egypt's Mubarak to walk free.


Merkel postpones visit to meet with Trump due to weather.

Catalan ex-leader Artur Mas banned from office over illegal referendum.

Scotland to seek approval for new independence vote. Brexit: Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon seeks new independence referendum.

Brexit set to begin as bill enters final stages.

Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch warn citizens after Erdogan threat. Denmark warns Turkish PM to postpone visit as Germany mulls legal options.

French elections: Beleaguered Fillon hit by fresh scandals.

'Sexy beast' Schulz fires up support ahead of German poll.

Kremlin spokesman: 'Russia is being demonized'.

Business confidence improving for oil-rich Russia.

Iceland ending capital controls imposed after 2008 financial crisis.


Trump plans to host China's Xi in April: media reports.

Trump pushes Obamacare replacement ahead of cost estimate.

Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans.

GOP healthcare bill hangs in the balance.

Trump adviser says gov't has many ways to surveil people.

Argentina says labor strike threats driven by elections.

Venezuela jail search reveals mass grave with 14 bodies.

Peru floods put thousands in danger.

Runaway bus 'kills 34' in Haitian city of Gonaives.

50 million people brace for up to TWO FEET of snow as monster nor'easter prepares to bury the U.S. Northeast and bring blizzard conditions in Spring.


Saudi King Salman: Terrorism is the greatest danger to nations’ security.

'Carlos the Jackal' on trial for 1974 Paris grenade bombing.

US hit Al Qaeda in Yemen more in one week than Obama did in one year.

Holiday bomb threats target 5 Jewish centers in US, Canada.


Wall Street on hold before U.S. rate decision; oil at three-month lows.

Fed may have to accelerate rate rises to accommodate Trump policies: ECB's Visco.

Is Google another step closer to being unblocked in China?

OPEC cuts not having dramatic effect for members.

Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye.

No comments: