ceasefire

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about last Saturday's bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in New York September 19, 2016.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSOGF4
    September 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said there’s “no connection” between Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey and the Minnesota mall stabbings, which the Islamic State claimed it inspired. Also, the Syrian military declared a week-long ceasefire over and said fighting will resume; a U.S-Russia pact expired today, although the State Department is working to extend the deal. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shake hands at the conclusion of their news conference following their meeting in Geneva, Switzerland where they discussed the crisis in Syria September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSN25V
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    The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria cease-fire deal. Continue reading

  • Three storm systems are shown (L TO R) Tropical Depression Nine to the southeast of Florida, Tropical Depression Eight just off the coast of the Carolinas and Hurricane Gaston in the central Atlantic Ocean are shown in this GOES East satellite image captured August 29, 2016.  NOAA/handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2NMJV
    September 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast are bracing for a direct hit by Hurricane Hermine, the first to make landfall there in 11 years. Early rain has already caused minor flooding. Also, California state lawmakers voted to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time, amid objections by industry and farming interests. Continue reading

  • A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier waves as they drive from the border back to their base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX2N8Z1
    August 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving at least 54 dead and 70 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the southern city of Aden, near two schools and a mosque. Continue reading

  • A bus blocks a road in the heavily damaged Syrian city of Aleppo in this 2014 file photo by Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters

    WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria’s government and moderate rebels to extend the country’s fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, although sporadic clashes continue, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

  • A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG).
ussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry "hailed" the ceasefire in Syria and discussed ways of supporting it through cooperation between their militaries, Russia's foreign ministry said on February 27, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
    February 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, the three-day-old Syrian ceasefire has drawn mixed reactions. The UN asserts the truce is holding “by-and-large,” but opposition groups in Syria are requesting U.S. intervention against ongoing government airstrikes around Aleppo and Damascus. Also, a suicide bombing at a funeral in Iraq killed at least 25, including the leader of a major Shiite militia.
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  • A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG).
ussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry "hailed" the ceasefire in Syria and discussed ways of supporting it through cooperation between their militaries, Russia's foreign ministry said on February 27, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
    February 28, 2016  

    On the second day of the ceasefire ind Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia, opposition groups claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violated the truce. Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Turkey to discuss. Continue reading

  • Members of the FBI's evidence response team search the perimeter of Excel Industries on Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford, an Excel employee, allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
    February 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a shooting rampage at a lawn-mower factory in Hesston, Kansas, Thursday afternoon left three dead and 15 wounded before the gunman was killed by police. Also, hours before the start of the scheduled ceasefire in Syria, heavy airstrikes blasted rebel targets around Damascus and Aleppo, with activists claiming Russian planes were responsible. Continue reading

  • TARGET YEMEN_monitor_yemen map chip flag mosque target
    May 11, 2015  

    Fighting raged across Yemen in the hours before a five-day humanitarian cease-fire was set to begin between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels, who have some backing from Iran. Meanwhile, conditions for civilians in Sanaa and Aden grew ever more dire. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on outside attempts to put an end to the fighting. Continue reading

  • Kerry meets Salman in Riyadh
    May 11, 2015  

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the King of Bahrain won’t be attending President Obama’s summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, instead sending officials in their place.The State Department denied it’s a snub, triggered by concerns about the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss. Continue reading

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