A firefighter covers his face while battling a wildfire near Morgan Hill, Calif ., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. A wildfire growing rapidly in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has led to evacuations . One remote area where the fire burned is 30 minutes up a winding dirt road. One home sitting on a hilltop plot was completely consumed, pouring out thick, black smoke, while another of the 300 houses at risk sat unscathed below.
China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday voiced its disapproval of USA actions against the businesswoman, Ma Xiaohong, and her Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. However, customs data released Monday showed China's imports of North Korean coal have surged 60 percent since the latest sanctions went into effect in April, reaching almost 2.5 million tonnes valued at $113 million.
The statement is Machar's first public declaration since he fled Juba after fierce fighting with Kiir's army. "It is essential that Sudan undertakes a combination of institutional, macro-economic and sectoral reforms to reach a stable growth path", said a World Bank report on the country's economy released in Khartoum .
He was briefing reporters after a meeting chaired by army chief Gen Raheel Sharif reviewed the security situation. Lt Gen Asim Bajwa has said the security forces have prevented fourteen terrorist attacks in different parts of the country in recent months.
The Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, one of Syria's main opposition groups, condemned the attacks on Aleppo, calling it "a insane crime led by the Assad regime and Russian occupation". In the rebel-held neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr, cluster bombs killed 13 people and wounded 150, according to Ibrahim Alhaj, a member of the Syrian Civil Defense, volunteer first responders also known as the White Helmets.
Dunford said the coalition has conducted about 30 airstrikes on the Islamic State's "emerging" chemical capabilities. He did not elaborate further on Tuesday's attack. No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent. A top United States military commander has confirmed that a shell fired at a United States military base in Iraq contained a chemical agent.