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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (photo by AFP)
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (photo by AFP)
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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

US-Russia showdown over Syria

Tensions continue between the US and Russia over the Syrian conflict. The US secretary of state, whose country has sided with the opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the war, has strongly criticized Russia over Syria. In a verbal clash with his Russian counterpart at the UN Security Council during which the two abandoned diplomatic niceties, John Kerry called for both Russia and Syria to ground their military aircraft in northern Syria.

Corbyn wins Labour vote

The UK Labour Party is in crisis and it has a new leader. Earlier this year, Jeremey Corbyn faced stiff opposition from his own party over his left-wing policies. But he won its leadership finally.

US approves arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Yemen saw one of its deadliest days in recent months this past Wednesday, when over two dozen people were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in the west. The US Senate has overwhelmingly voted against a resolution aimed at blocking a 1.15-billion-dollar arms transfer to Saudi Arabia. This will now literally give the Saudis a stronger firepower against the people of Yemen.