The terrorist group and the Yemen branch of al-Qaida have exploited the chaos of the country's long-running civil war to exercise control in certain areas, especially in the south. An estimated 9,000 people have been killed in the fighting over the last 18 months with some 3 million people displaced, according ot the the United Nations and aid groups.
Kerry rejected that criticism, saying he does not believe that "the government of a Bangladesh has its head in the sand". "But believe me, not many people get the opportunity to get up every day and go to work and make a difference in the lives of other people, and that's what you're doing".
The housing plan reportedly seeks to sidestep the law by deducting the area in question from its military designation. Peace can only be achieved after "taking tangible measures to oblige Israel to commit to the rule of the global community and the resolution of worldwide legitimacy related to the full halt of Israeli settlements in 1967 lands".
Although their targets have overwhelmingly been confined to Thailand's three southernmost provinces, the militants have apparently carried out isolated attacks elsewhere - detonating, for example, a auto bomb in the underground parking lot of a mall on the tourist island of Koh Samui in April 2015 that wounded at least seven people.
The measure goes into effect following the conclusion on Wednesday of peace negotiations under way in Havana since November 2012. It took perseverance, patience, and creativity to reach the comprehensive accord this week, and many believe the process and outcome can serve as inspiration in seeking a negotiated solution to other conflicts around the world.
Asked in the ARD interview when Germans would get tax relief given that Germany has a budget surplus, Merkel said that would come "in the next legislative period". "Much of what we found hard at the beginning, we can now do pretty well". Germany's economy minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed.