Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
18 October 2019

Five things you need to know: Turkey agrees ceasefire deal with US to make Kurds withdraw

Plus, Johnson touts deal, homeless evicted from Westminster, Harry talks of pain of camera flashes and drug violence in Mexico.

By New Statesman

Turkey and US agree Syria ceasefire plan, but Kurds unlikely to be happy

Turkey has agreed to halt its offensive in Northern Syria for the next five days in deal unlikely to please Kurds violently forced out of the region. The deal, agreed between Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US vice president Mike Pence, is designed to give Syrian Kurd forces time to withdraw from the region ahead of a full ceasefire. 

Johnson to tout deal to MPs ahead of Saturday vote

Boris Johnson is set for a furious 24 hours drumming up support of his proposed withdrawal deal with the European Union ahead of an expected vote in parliament on Saturday. Chances of the deal passing remain in the balance with the DUP on Thursday sticking to their position that it did not provide an acceptable solution for Northern Ireland. 

Rough sleepers evicted after Westminster chaplain complaint

A group of rough sleepers have been evicted from tunnels around Westminster tube station following a complaint from the chaplain to the speaker of the house of commons. In a letter first uncovered by the New Statesman, Rose Hudson-Wilkin complained about the “stench” and supposed security risk posed by the homeless using the tunnel for shelter.

Prince Harry says camera flashes remind him of Diana’s death

Prince Harry has told an ITV documentary that camera flashes provide a reminder of the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of his mother Princess Diana, The prince and his wife Meghan Markle are embroiled in legal tussles with a number of UK newspapers over their privacy.

Fierce fighting in Northern Mexico as El Chapo’s son discovered

Intense fighting erupted in Northern Mexico on Thursday after authorities temporarily captured the son of notorious Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a routine patrol. State forces were forced to release Ovidio Guzmán and withdraw in the face of a huge attack by armed cartel fighters in the city of Culiacán. 

Select and enter your email address Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. A weekly newsletter helping you fit together the pieces of the global economic slowdown. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.

Topics in this article :