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George HW Bush said to be voting for Clinton George HW Bush said to be voting for Clinton
- September 21, 2016

That in turn hampers Hillary Clinton's ability to get voters thinking about positive things she has to offer, which means negative issues like her e-mails fester in their minds instead. She added that this was not the time for "extreme proposals", adding "that's what the terrorists are aiming for". And we need change in this country. (more...)
Obama, Netanyahu to meet Wednesday on sidelines of UN summit Obama, Netanyahu to meet Wednesday on sidelines of UN summit
- September 21, 2016

Bauer is confident that a President Trump would scrap both the Iran nuclear deal and this latest Memorandum of Understanding. The scheduled meeting would follow signing a record breaking 10-year military agreement with the regime. President Obama will have a sitdown with Netanyahu as the world leaders gather in NY for the U.N. General Assembly. Nevertheless, the stipulation is already raising hackles on Capitol Hill, where support for Israel is far less ambiguous, especially among ... (more...)
Five days left to save the Labour Party, says Owen Smith
- September 19, 2016

The list was mistakenly released to journalists by a member of Corbyn's team without approval, triggering anger among MPs. One of the MPs identified has now written to chief whip Rosie Winterton and Iain McNicol, the party's general secretary, saying the action amounted to "harassment and bullying by the leader of the parliamentary party". (more...)
Faulted by charities, United Nations plans to keep up relief work in Syria Faulted by charities, United Nations plans to keep up relief work in Syria
- September 19, 2016

Consequently, the groups say they are withdrawing from participation in the Whole of Syria information-sharing mechanism until the process is revised with "no political influence in any aspect of it", as well as new protocols for medical evaluations "not subject to the political negotiations or influence of parties on the ground". (more...)
USA says it may have struck Syrian troops while targeting IS
- September 18, 2016

Russia said it wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss air strikes, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, Russia and Syrian rebels cast doubt over the prospects for the increasingly shaky ceasefire, with Moscow saying the situation was worsening and a senior insurgent warning that the truce "will not hold out". (more...)
Egypt freezes assets of leading rights campaigners Egypt freezes assets of leading rights campaigners
- September 18, 2016

An Egyptian court has upheld a decision to freeze the assets of several prominent human rights campaigners. "The exclusion of my wife and daughter from the frozen assets order is unlawful which proves that the decision against us [NGO members] is political, especially given that we did not face any investigation session", Eid said. (more...)