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Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

The U.N. Security Council convened an emergency meeting but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russian Federation and Western powers. "The regime and its allies know very well the high price they will pay if they try to storm liberated Aleppo ", said Yasser Alyousef, a spokesman for the group, referring to the rebel-held sector.



Medical officials: airstrikes knock out 2 Aleppo hospitals

The two largest hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo have been put out of service in airstrikes overnight and Wednesday morning, the latest in a devastating week-long bombing campaign that has claimed hundreds of lives. Taking full control of the city would restore near full government rule over the most important cities of western Syria , where almost all of the population lived before the start of a conflict that has since made half of Syrians homeless, caused a refugee crisis and ...


Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

Following the release of the video, Sani Usman , a Nigerian army spokesman, issued a statement saying the man claiming to be Shekau in the recently released footage was "unstable" and came as "another sign that the end is near for him". A Boko Haram insider told CNN in August the group had split after new leader al-Barnawi broke with Shekau and left with some followers, a move which the insider said left Shekau with most of the fighters in the Sambisa forest and also in control of the ...


19 people killed in bus accident

19 people killed in bus accident

The accident took place at Lapang Phedi village, 120 kms west of capital Kathmandu , when the ill-fated passenger bus was on its way to Marpak from the district headquarters, Dhadingbeshi, police said. It is illegal to travel on the roof of a bus in Nepal, but police do not monitor rural roads. Poorly maintained vehicles, coupled with reckless driving and bad roads, lead to a number of fatal road accidents in Nepal every year.


US threatens to end Syria work with Russia

US threatens to end Syria work with Russia

Commenting on the release of the document, the foreign ministry said that it had proposed to make the document public, however, Washington refused to do so. Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over the 5-year-old Syrian civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.



India suspends Indus Water Commission talks to mount pressure on Pakistan

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said last week that there were differences between India and Pakistan on implementing the Indus Waters Treaty . Meanwhile, terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent speech attacking Pakistan as a violation of the United Nations norms on non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, Pakistan's top diplomat said such "irresponsible" behaviour at the highest level was regrettable.