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Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts
- August 30, 2016

He said the Houthis must cease shelling across the border with Saudi Arabia, pull back from the capital Sanaa, cede their weapons and enter into a unity government with their domestic foes. Kerry said stability in Yemen is important to blunting the expansion of extremist groups there like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. From Yemen, a rocket fired on Saturday killed a three-year old boy in Najran, where shelling attacked a power station a day before. (more...)
Trump says he plans to give immigration speech in Arizona
- August 30, 2016

And recently, he's tried to reach out to African-American voters, describing black communities as filled with high crime and high unemployment and asking, "What the hell do you have to lose?" During an interview Friday on CNN , King expressed concern that Trump sounded like he might be softening his stance on immigration enforcement. (more...)
Duterte to raise sea feud ruling against Chinese wishes
- August 30, 2016

Not all the killings were drug-related, Dela Rosa added. Many others, however, were reportedly killed by vigilantes, fueled by the president's anti-narcotics message. The streets are for their children. New York-based Human Rights Watch has condemned the "shocking human toll" and accused Duterte of inciting violence and "steamrolling the rule of law". (more...)
Colombia's FARC rebels to hold final conference, peace vote September 13-19
- August 29, 2016

Santos is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal on Thursday to Congress and declaring a definitive ceasefire against the guerrillas. (more...)
Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks
- August 29, 2016

A first group of observers, mostly from Latin America, has already arrived in Colombia to verify the disarmament and monitor the ceasefire. With the worldwide community and the vast majority of Colombia's political players applauding the deal , Uribe's staunch rejection and his apocalyptic vision of peace with the FARC has politically isolated him. (more...)
Deaths as Turkish air strikes hit targets in Syria
- August 29, 2016

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Gaziantep on Turkey's border with Syria, said: "The Turkish army has intensified its military operation following the death of a Turkish soldier". BEIRUT (AP) - Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group. (more...)