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It's official, the Eid Al Adha holiday has a start date… It's official, the Eid Al Adha holiday has a start date…
- September 06, 2016

September 11 has been made holiday through an executive order of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said a handout of the public administration ministry said Monday afternoon. Eid Al Adha public holidays begin on Arafat Day (which is the day before Eid). It is from here that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, gave his farewell sermon in the final year of his life. (more...)
UN 'ready': Russia backs 3-point aid plan for Syria's Aleppo UN 'ready': Russia backs 3-point aid plan for Syria's Aleppo
- September 06, 2016

Lavrov made the comments at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry following negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. "We are working on those issues", Washington's top envoy said. "And it is the failure of politics, of all of us", O'Brien said. For their part, US officials say they are willing to press rebels groups they support harder on separating themselves from the Islamic State and al-Nusra, which despite a recent name change is still viewed as al-Qaida's ... (more...)
Multiple attacks in Syria kill at least 48 Multiple attacks in Syria kill at least 48
- September 06, 2016

A vehicle bomb struck the city of Homs at the Bab Tadmur roundabout at the entrance to the al-Zahra neighbourhood, killing three people, state media said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Truce talks were complicated on Sunday as government forces and their allies laid siege to the rebel-held eastern side of Aleppo, Syria's largest city before the war which Assad is determined to fully recapture. (more...)
Rajnath to brief PM on Kashmir Rajnath to brief PM on Kashmir
- September 06, 2016

After spending a few hours in Jammu, it returned to Delhi. On the second day of its visit, the delegation visited Jammu where the members met over 200 persons in about 18 different delegations from various sections of society. When asked whether the Centre is willing to go the extra mile on the demands of autonomy raised by PDP and National Conference from time to time, he said, "We are not concerned with whatever one had said in the past". (more...)
Oil extends gains after Russia, Saudi Arabia sign pact
- September 06, 2016

Iran said it would cooperate on the freeze once its output returned to 4 million barrels per day before sanctions, a level that could be reached within two or three months. But there were no details in the announcement on any elusive agreement to freeze oil output, just weeks before Moscow and OPEC meet in Algeria to discuss the crisis. (more...)
Clinton and Trump focus on Ohio
- September 06, 2016

Clinton compared Russian activity to the bungled 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee's office in the Watergate hotel, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. Clinton shot back by recalling Trump's meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and how Trump "can't even go to a foreign country without" triggering a feud with a world leader. (more...)
Clinton turns coughing fit into joke about Trump
- September 06, 2016

Pence's tax returns: Gov. Mike Pence said Saturday that he will release his tax returns this week, reports NBC News . "We understand and respect her decision to propose the time to hold a meeting", said Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu in a tweet, adding that contact with Clinton's campaign was ongoing. (more...)
No back-door moves to keep Britain in Europe: British PM No back-door moves to keep Britain in Europe: British PM
- September 06, 2016

Oettinger said that the longer the United Kingdom waits to trigger the Article 50 procedure that would initiate Brexit talks, "the more uncertain the situation is, both economically and politically". After the full Cabinet meeting - which was also attended by senior Whitehall officials - and then lunch, a "political cabinet" without civil servants was held in the afternoon. (more...)
US, Russia meeting on Syria ends without a deal
- September 06, 2016

Members of a Chinese honor guard line up near a U.S. Air Force plane before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Sept. But the talks take place amid a perception that the global economic order exemplified by the G20 is not working for ordinary people. Ties between the two countries, which have Asia's largest economies, have always been overshadowed by arguments over their painful wartime history and a territorial dispute in the East ... (more...)
Girl injured fleeing from gun violence
- September 06, 2016

Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year. Similarly, there were just under 3,000 gunshot victims recorded for all of 2015, according to data collected by the Chicago Tribune . (more...)
Obama Scraps Talks With Philippine Leader Over 'Whore' Jibe Obama Scraps Talks With Philippine Leader Over 'Whore' Jibe
- September 06, 2016

The president added that he had asked his staff to speak with their Philippine counterparts to "make sure if I'm having a meeting, it's productive and we're getting something done". President Obama canceled a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines scheduled for Tuesday in Laos, after the Philippine president directed an expletive at Obama on Monday. (more...)
Man freed after judge tosses murder conviction
- September 06, 2016

A North Carolina prosecutor is dismissing the case against a man imprisoned for two decades before a judge threw out his murder convictions this week. The judge said he planned to order Howard's immediate release, but prosecutors said they would appeal to block that. "The evidence speaks for itself", Howard said after walking out of the county jail. (more...)
Lallana nets dramatic victor as England beat Slovakia
- September 06, 2016

Want to become a GMS writer? "When you score in the last few seconds it's a good feeling, I had one in the Premier League last season against Norwich, which was also nice", he said . Despite the furore, Allardyce labelled Rooney's performance in Slovakia as "brilliant" as a last-gasp Adam Lallana strike handed the England a winning start in their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Russian Federation closer to agreement with USA on Syria, Putin says Russian Federation closer to agreement with USA on Syria, Putin says
- September 06, 2016

Rather than wield power, the president is looking to other world leaders to join the United States in "instituting some norms" so that everyone acts responsibly. At the press conference Monday, Obama also addressed concerns about cybersecurity, acknowledging that the USA has "had problems with cyber intrusions" from Russian Federation and other countries. (more...)
Islamic State driven from Turkey-Syria border
- September 06, 2016

That puts Turkey in firm control of a stretch of land it sees as a bulwark against YPG, the USA -backed Syrian Kurdish militia. "Due to the attacks by the Turkish army forces, there have been dozens of civilian casualties, majority suffered suffocation due to the teargas fired by Turkey", she said. (more...)
Donald Trump created 'diplomatic incident' with Mexico trip: Hillary Clinton
- September 06, 2016

As you can imagine, the crowd enjoyed that diagnosis. She previously coughed excessively during a February 17 speech about race, in Harlem, New York, and in an earlier Iowa address, on January 25, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. (more...)
Junior doctors row escalates with series of five-date strikes
- September 06, 2016

A spokesman for the NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: "As in previous strikes, NHS Cumbria CCG will support the provider trusts to ensure robust contingency plans are in place". "This is only going to increase if the Government and BMA don't take this opportunity to resume meaningful and honest negotiations to prevent further industrial action". (more...)
Obama, Putin have 'candid, blunt' chat on Syria Obama, Putin have 'candid, blunt' chat on Syria
- September 06, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Obama has expressed skepticism that Russian Federation would hold to its agreement. The State Department has said it wants nationwide cease-fire between Assad's military and the rebels, rather than another time-limited agreement like ones that failed before. (more...)
China vows to co-operate on steel exports as G-20 wraps up
- September 06, 2016

The two leaders directed their teams to schedule a meeting for some time later this week. "We are determined to break a new path for growth to inject new vitality into the world economy", Xi said at a press conference after the Group of 20 (G20) summit concluded in Hangzhou . (more...)
Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South
- September 06, 2016

In a rare news conference aboard her new campaign plane, Clinton said she is concerned about "credible reports about Russian government interference in our elections". She also said she would seek to unite the country, while calling Trump divisive. No one is playing Clinton in mock debates, because he is not holding mock debates, he said. (more...)