Moscow "calls for the extension of the cessation of hostilities on all Syrian territory for 48 hours", senior Russian military officer Viktor Poznikhir said in a briefing broadcast on state television. There is relative relief. "But the anticipation and concern for the future leaves a lump in my throat". Fear also permeates Aleppo, Syria's once-bustling cultural and economic center that has been largely reduced to rubble.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry privately admits he does not think his newly brokered ceasefire with Russian Federation in Syria will work, The New York Times reports. But the opposition's Sabra blamed Damascus, saying the government's insistence on controlling aid was obstructing its delivery to Aleppo under the agreement.
The successful conclusion of the agreement, diplomats on both sides said , represents the staying power of a relationship that transcends individual politicians or leaders. It also phases out a past arrangement in which 26 percent of USA military aid goes to Israeli defence firms, to boost the state's home-grown arms industry - another measure staunchly opposed from Jerusalem.
Some 200 protesters have been arrested on rioting on other charges in a bid to quell the violence, which has forced shops, offices and schools to close. Several Malaysian families now in Bangalore, India on vacation and business trips are stuck in their hotels after a curfew was imposed following riots in the city due to water disputes between two states there.
Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, a retired Marine captain, expressed reservations about Duterte's declaration that the U.S. soldiers must leave Mindanao, saying they provide the country defense cover. Since 1950, the USA has accounted for about 75 percent of the Philippines' arms imports, according to a database from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute .
Clinton also seeks to double the number of children enrolled in Early Head Start, a government program that provides early education services to low-income families. Trump's child care plan compliments the child tax credit that Family Research Council designed and helped enact in the 1990s, and increases the ability of moms and dads, whether they are working or at home parents, to deduct child care expenses from their taxes.