Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The United States President Donald Trump insisted on Aug. 15 that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis.
Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Aug. 16 after the altercation that escalates tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.
President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Aug. 15, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.
Philippine police killed 32 people in "shock and awe" raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Aug. 16, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial crime war.
Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Aug. 15, as morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.
There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit.
Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Saudi local media reported on Aug. 15.
Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Aug. 15.
The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes.
Economic pressure on Turkey “is working,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said, commenting on ongoing tensions between Berlin and Ankara.
Nine years after proclaiming independence, fragile Kosovo votes on June 11 at a time of high tension with Serbia, rampant unemployment and some of its leaders threatened with prosecution for war crimes
FREETOWN - Associated Press
One Turkish citizen among 18 killed in gun attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso
A Turkish national was among at least 18 people killed in an attack in Burkina Faso by suspected jihadists, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Aug. 14
Kenya on edge after vote fraud claims spark deadly protests
Tensions remained high in Kenya on Aug. 13 after 11 people died in violent protests and the opposition stood by its demand that the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta be overturned.
ARBIL, Iraq – Reuters
MOSCOW – Reuters
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show
BOGOTA - Agence France-Presse
Philippine police kill 32 in 'shock and awe' drug raids
White House defends Trump’s response to Virginia violence
The White House has struggled to defuse the growing criticism of President Donald Trump’s initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the violent protest on Aug. 12 in Virginia, insisting that his condemnation included all such groups.
President Vladimir Putin said on June 1 that Russia was ready to sell Turkey advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and had discussed the matter with Ankara, the TASS news agency reported.
SEOUL / WASHINGTON – Reuters
North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he watches U.S. actions a little longer, the North’s state media said on Aug. 15, as South Korea’s president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means.
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
United Nations Cyprus mediator Espen Barth Eide has quit to pursue a political career in Norway, the United Nations said on Aug. 14, after U.N.- backed talks to broker peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ended in acrimony last month.
Turkish police say working with Australia on foiled Etihad bomb plan
Turkish police have said they were working with Australian authorities to investigate a foiled plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight using explosives which Canberra said were flown in from Turkey.
Australia sends navy ships, divers after aircraft crash, 3 U.S. Marines missing
The Australian government said on Aug. 6 that it would deploy its armed forces to assist in recovery efforts after the U.S. Marine Corps suspended a search for three Marines missing since their aircraft crashed off Australia’s northeast coast a day earlier
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