RT America -- September 16, 2015

Jon Stewart urges Congress to extend 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

The famous comedian adopted a serious stance when he arrived at US Capitol to demand the extension of the legislation which provides healthcare to 9/11 first responders. The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act expires in September. RT’s Simone Del Rosario reports.

Assad: US-led coalition failing to fight ISIS in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad says that he is prepared for open political dialog in order to fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). RT’s Lizzie Phelan reports on Assad’s discussion with Russian media about his views on how and why the West has been failing to beat violence in the region.