May 06 2017
The Kazakhstan agreement calls for setting up four zones in northern, central and southern Syria.
The United States is not party to the agreement and no Syrian opposition groups have signed on to the deal, which is supposed to go into effect at midnight Friday. "We can not accept it to act as a guarantor", Abu Zaid said in a press conference.
The creation of de-escalation zones "should not affect the rights of Syrians to seek and enjoy asylum" in other countries, according to the statement.
He said the US -led coalition aircraft would still be able to operate against the Islamic State group in specific areas.
Russia, Turkey and Iran are to enforce the zones, but Russian general staff official Col. -Gen.
The memorandum agreed during talks in Astana does not specify a start date for the implementation of the zones, but calls on the signatories to form a joint working group within two weeks.
"We hope it is going to be concrete in the next two weeks for the resumption of the Geneva talks", the United Nations envoy said.
Moscow said that it was talking to "Jordan and a number of other countries" to sign up as backers of the initiative. However, a member of the rebel delegation left the room, shouting against regime ally Iran.
Afghan security fires on census workers, killing 1
The Afghan-Pakistani border dispute dates back to the 19th century when Pakistan was part of Britain-controlled India. The Afghan forces used heavy artillery to fire at the Pakistani side of the border, an official said.
State charges still possible for Baton Rouge officers
The two officers both had had two previous "use of force" complaints each, but records indicate they were cleared in all cases. The ACLU released a statement today about possible protests following the decision not to prosecute the Baton Rouge officers.
NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US
No US President has ever before met the leader of North Korea, and the idea is extremely controversial. The U.S. military's installation of the THAAD battery in South Korea has been hotly contested.
While Turkey, which supports Syrian rebels, and Iran, which backs Syrian President Bashar Assad, agreed earlier in the day to Russia's proposal for "de-escalation zones" in Syria, the US responded with cautious skepticism. They also questioned whether the plan could lead to Syria's disintegration.
Rebels fighting to topple Assad are enraged by Iran's role in the deal and blame the Shiite power for fueling the sectarian nature of Syria's conflict, now in its seventh year.
The "de-escalation zones" to be established in Syria will be closed to military aircraft from the US -led coalition, the Russian official who signed the agreement also said Friday. Under the plan, Assad's air force - and presumably Russian, too - would also halt flights over those areas.
Russian Federation said aircraft in the USA -led coalition against the Islamic State will be prohibited from operating above the planned "de-escalation zones" in Syria.
Separately, a Syrian monitoring group and an official with a USA -backed force said on Thursday that Kurdish-led fighters have captured all parts of a Tabqa, a northern town in Syria that was held by ISIS.
Under the Russian plan, safe zones would be established in rebel-held territory in the north-western province of Idlib, in parts of Homs province in the centre, in the south, and in the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, the AFP news agency reported.
The tentative agreement is no guarantor of relief for Syrians; government forces have previously stopped aid from reaching civilians during a ceasefire, and most of the country's medical infrastructure is destroyed or vastly diminished.
Russia's air force will continue strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) elsewhere in the country, according to the Russian defence ministry.
May 06 2017
M&S shares surge as ex-Asda boss Archie Norman named next chairman
Former Asda boss Archie Norman has been named as Marks and Spencer's new non-executive chairman. He was also chairman of television channel ITV.
May 06 2017
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) & Pfizer Inc
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May 06 2017
Key Indian equity indices trade in red during afternoon session
The BSE market breadth was evenly balanced though marginally in favour of the bulls - with 1,430 advances and 1,428 declines. All the 19 sub-indices of the BSE closed the day's in the red, led by the metal index, which plunged by 275.04 points.
May 04 2017
Wall St stays lower after Fed holds rates steady
Headline inflation stood at 1.8 percent in March while the core measure, which excludes food and energy costs, was 1.6 percent. Consumers continue to hunker down as well: The savings rate increased to the highest level since last August in April.
May 03 2017
White House expects vote on healthcare bill this week
But if they were to do that, then the states would have to come up with another plan that would cover those people. But moderate Republicans are wary of what the bill might mean for people with pre-existing conditions back home.
May 03 2017
Isaiah Thomas Loses Tooth After a Nasty Elbow To The Face
During player introductions, Thomas pointed to the TD Garden rafters when his name was called. "That's what it's all about". Kelly Oubre was the only Wizards player to score in extra time with five points, including a period-opening 3-pointer.
May 02 2017
Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte
Sabi ko nga (I said), 'Is there any room here for guests?' Sabi nila meron for guests (They said they have room for guests). China claims almost all of the strategically vital waterway, even waters approaching the coasts of its neighbors.
May 02 2017
Mitchell Trubisky's bar is set at Rex Grossman, not Jay Cutler
Trubisky is unproven, and likely did not warrant a top pick given the other glaring needs the Bears have at other positions. The Chicago Bears select Adam Shaheen in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft after trading down from No. 36 overall.
May 01 2017
Browns admit they might not keep Caleb Brantley
The bottom line is, Brantley is a talented and strong defender who could help the Browns turn around their miserable run defense. And more importantly than that, we communicated to Caleb this is still something we're investigating and looking into.
May 01 2017
8 people injured in San Diego mass shooting
Witnesses said a man opened fire on a group of people who were celebrating at a birthday party in the pool area. A Fox News affiliate station reported multiple victims were shot before the gunman was himself shot.
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