Previous attempts to stop the fighting and deliver humanitarian aid to Syria failed within weeks, with the United States accusing Assad's forces of attacking opposition groups and civilians. All previous diplomatic initiatives have collapsed in failure. As a result, the war has continued the grinding violence that has so far killed more than 250,000 people and driven some 11 million people, half of Syria's population, from their homes since 2011.
This is the fifth nuclear test - second in eight months - that has been carried out by North Korea and drew immediate condemnation from the South, which said the "maniacal recklessness" of young ruler Kim Jong-Un would lead to "self-destruction".
Under the agreement, Moscow will pressure the Syrian government to end its military campaign against US-backed rebels. SOHR said the death toll could rise, as numerous people were also wounded in the bombings, some critically. Basma Kodmani, of the High Negotiations Committee, tells The Associated Press that Russian Federation should pressure President Bashar Assad's government to abide by the agreement reached early Saturday.
Obama also vowed that the US will never bow to the wishes of terrorists who, through their attacks, hope to change the way Americans live. "That we stay true to ourselves". Thanks to their extraordinary service, we've dealt devastating blows to al Qaeda. In a statement, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Americans were not the only ones who fell victim.
From Tokyo's perspective, better relations would allow Russian Federation and Japan to form a counter-balance to China, the region's rising power. The dispute between the two countries began after Moscow's seizure of Hokkaido territory, which Japan calls it as its Northern Territories, while for Russian Federation it is known as Southern Kurils.
Donald Trump retweeted an old post from President Obama to mock his Democratic rival's recent controversial comment, in which she characterized half of Trump's supporters as "deplorable". "Real strength is leveling with the American people and making it clear we will defeat ISIS". Clinton has made similar comments in the past. Obama's tweet was a response to Mitt Romney's "47 percent" gaffe, in which he said almost half of Americans were so dependent on the government that they were likely ...