US accused of supporting Daesh
Tensions are still high between the US and Russia over Saturday’s American airstrikes that killed over 80 government troops in the Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr. Both Russia and Syria accuse Washington of deliberately launching the strikes to help Daesh advance in the area. Right after the strikes, the terrorists launched an assault, taking over a mountain top overlooking a large Syrian military base, though Syrian troops regained the area shortly afterwards. Dayr al-Zawr is under the Syrian army’s control. The other areas surrounding the city are controlled by the militant groups calling itself the Free Syrian Army. One theory is: if the Syrian army were taken out, then the US could claim that region in full, and partition it off.
New terror attacks in US
Over the weekend, the United States was once again hit by terror. This time, multiple terrorist attacks or attempted acts of terror took place in America. They include a bombing in New York City. The bomb was a hand-made explosive device. Following the terrorist acts, Rahami was arrested after a shootout with police, which left him and some officers injured. Rahami has been charged with attempted murder by opening fire on the police. On Monday, U-S president Barack Obama issued a televised statement, urging the Americans not to succumb to fear.
Australia's detention centers of shame
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull drew angry reactions on Monday after he told a UN summit on refugees that his country's border control policies are the world's best. The Human Rights Watch was one of the first to react to Prime Minister Turnbull's remarks. It emphasized that Australia's harsh refugee policy is not a model for the world. Instead, Human Rights Watch said, Australia should work to improve its refugee resettlement program. It added that Australia's notorious indefinite offshore detention should also be abolished.