September 2016: Russia and U.S. Announce Syrian Cease-Fire Deal
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies
- Russia and U.S. Announce Syrian Cease-Fire Deal
- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces U.S. and Russian plans for a Syrian cease-fire on September 9, 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, is also present. The cease-fire calls for both the Syrian government's and the opposition's cooperation and focuses on a restriction of air force combat missions, which have caused the most civilian deaths. According to Syrian news sources, the Syrian regime supports the cease-fire and intends to comply.
- Photo source: Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP, File