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Syrian FM describes Kurdish role as 'legitimate'

Syrian FM describes Kurdish role as 'legitimate'

The Pentagon said the de-escalation agreement would not affect the US -led air campaign against IS. "The question today is: Do we have all the elements we need to understand the substance and the way this agreement is going to be implemented?" 'Despite these violations, we can still say that hostilities have dropped, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.



India likely to skip China's Belt and Road summit, neighbours attending

Denying any attempts to form a "small group" of nations taking part in the Belt and Road initiative of which CPEC is a part, Mr. Xi said China plans to build it as a road to peace and link his country to much of Asia, Europe and Africa. President Xi Jinping greeted leaders from 29 nations for the two-day summit in Beijing after US and South Korean military officials confirmed that Pyongyang had launched a ballistic missile.



Letters: The electoral arithmetic of Macron's victory means a bumpy ride

Macron's party now has no seats in parliament. The Socialists remain torn between the radical left of their defeated candidate Benoit Hamon and the more centrist branch that had been led by Valls. "I will fight with all my strength against the divisions that are undermining us", Macron said in a solemn speech at his campaign headquarters on Sunday.



North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in Seoul

Yoon quoted Moon as saying South Korea is "leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating". It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude.



China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

The Belt and Road Initiative aims at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes. "It features inclusive and sustainable growth and takes into account development needs of different countries and regions for common prosperity", he said.



Is the United States considering banning laptops on all flights from Europe?

A TSA worker loads suitcases at the checked luggage security screening station at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles , California, U.S. It said that carrying a large number of lithium batteries in the cargo compartment increases the risk of an accidental fire. European aviation security experts are meeting in Brussels on Thursday to consider possible responses to any extension of the ban.