Questions remain on policing of Syrian safe zones

Questions remain on policing of Syrian safe zones

The deal signed in the Kazakh capital Astana also stipulates that these "de-escalation" zones will include checkpoints to ensure the safe movement of unarmed civilians and the delivery of humanitarian aid. Al-Moallem said the government plans to liberate all parts of Syria that are not under government control, adding that areas bordering Iraq will be a priority.

Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's talks with Trump were already destined to be a closely watched affair, given the dire state of U.S. "You're kidding!" the veteran Russian diplomat sarcastically replied. Trump has repeatedly denied the claims made in the report. They showed a meeting that happened just hours after James Comey learnt he was being fired by the president - news that was broken to him on the television as he briefed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in LA.

Navy identifies SEAL killed in raid in Somalia

The service member has been killed when two helicopters full of Americans were shot in Mogadishu , the capital, where their bodies were dragged and pulled through the streets. advisers in a mission that began several years ago. An AFRICOM spokesperson tells Newsweek that the service member was killed after coming under "small arms fire" and that two other USA personnel were wounded in the incident and are receiving medical treatment.

UN chief says seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

UN chief says seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

Consolidate the federal system of government established in 2004 was another of the president's promises to the conclave, attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairman of the Commission of the African Union and heads of state of the continent.

Labour meets to agree election manifesto after draft is leaked

Other key proposals include a new Clean Air Act to "deal with the Tory legacy of illegal air quality" and a ban on fracking, which the manifesto says would "lock us into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels". Labour's manifesto will be officially launched next Tuesday. The party's national executive, shadow cabinet, policy forum, trade union leaders and a backbench committee of MPs are all gathering in central London to rubber-stamp the document ahead of its official launch next ...

Palestinian Authority hails UNESCO's anti-Israel resolution

The UN resolution on "Occupied Palestine" was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. The United States, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Lithuania, Greece, Paraguay, Ukraine and Togo opposed the resolution.