During the meeting, Putin was full of praise for the Syrian President and his work fighting ISIS. "During these two years, the successes that have been achieved thanks to the assistance of the Air and Space Forces of the Russian Federation and the Syrian army are evident", Assad said, according to a readout of the meeting.
The manhunt for a suspect accused of killing a Pennsylvania police officer is over. District Attorney John Peck said Shaw was attempting to pull the SUV over for a traffic violation that he characterized as "something minor". Police filed drug and flee/elude charges against Harper who is now in the Westmoreland County Jail. Investigators say Holt fled the scene following the shooting, while the driver - identified by as Tavon Harper - sped off.
Mugabe had been expected to announce his resignation in a televised speech last night, but instead told viewers he would continue to preside over his party at a congress next month. But Mugabe refused to resign, prompting the impeachment procedure which would have been the only legal was to force him out. Tiring of his political overreach, members of his own party turned against him after he dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to make way for his ambitious wife Grace.
Egypt's presidency said Aoun, a Hezbollah ally, also spoke with Sisi to discuss developments. Mr Hariri said he would return to Lebanon tomorrow for the country's Independence Day celebrations. Hariri, a long-time ally of Saudi Arabia, cited fear of assassination and meddling by Iran and Hezbollah in the Arab world in his resignation speech.
He is now the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers is among the most senior public officials to be implicated in the wave of sex scandals that have continued to break since actor Rose McGowan said she was raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
People are being warned to stay out of an exclusion zone that extends more than seven kilometres from the volcano. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Centre (PVMBG) said in a statement that the height of the smoke exceeded 700m from the peak of the mountain.