UPDATE 1-Nigerian militant group claims attack on oil pipeline in Niger Delta
YENAGOA, Nigeria, Sept 29 A Nigerian militant group claimed an attack on Thursday on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta.
GENEVA, Sept 10 The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide ceasefire effective from sundown on Monday, improved aid access and joint targeting of banned Islamist groups.
"Today, Sergei Lavrov and I, on behalf of our president and our countries call on every Syrian stakeholder to support the plan that the United States and Russia have reached, to ... bring this catastrophic conflict to the quickest possible end through a political process," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that despite continuing mistrust, the two sides had developed five documents that would enable coordination of the fight against terrorism and a revival of Syria's failed truce in an enhanced form.
"This all creates the necessary conditions for resumption of the political process which has been stalling for a long time," Lavrov told a news conference.
(Reporting by Tom Miles and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Tom Brown)
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CAIRO, Sept 29 Yemen's newly appointed central bank governor said on Thursday he had inherited a bank with no money, a dysfunctional monetary cycle and no working database but salaries would be paid nevertheless.