Kremlin denies reports Putin planning to quit amid health fears..MORE:aljazeera
Staffan de Mistura, the former UN special envoy to Syria, has said he quit the post last year because he realised Bashar al-Assad had won the territorial civil war in Syria and he could not bring himself to shake the president’s hand.
He also said he was furious when Russia and the US reached a deal in autumn 2016, before the US election, to de-escalate the civil war by grounding the Syrian air force and separating al-Nusra terrorist forces from the Syrian opposition – a deal that fell apart after a Syrian army attack on a UN aid convoy killed more than 20 people..more:.TheGuardian
…I realised pretty quickly though that the Sky News I worked on wasn’t focused on reporting facts and informing the public. Rather, conservative media commentators came together with current and former right-wing politicians, disseminating misinformation which bordered on conspiracies.I compromised my values and beliefs to stand idly by as I watched commentators and pundits instil more and more fear into their viewers….MORE:ABC
A post on the Facebook page of board member Grant Nichols on Sept. 6 referred to the bathroom habits of Muslims as “unsanitary.” Nichols denied posting the comments, saying ……more: mprnews.