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in and around the divided city.The two militaries will observe a “humanitarian pause” between 8 AMand 4 PMon October 20 to allow civilians and militants safe passage out of the city Lt Gen Sergei Rudskoi of Russia’s general staff said in Moscow Militants the wounded and sick would be allowed to evacuate to the neighboring rebel-held province of Idlib Watch what else is making news UNhumanitarian officials have pleaded with combatants to observe weekly 48-hour cease-fires to allow humanitarian relief into the city’s besieged eastern districts but Russian and Syrian forces have only escalated their aerial and ground assault on the rebel-held areas in recent weeks The airstrikes have claimed hundreds of lives wounded many flattened apartment buildings and laid waste to the already crippled medical sector But Russian and Syrian leaders are now capitalizing on a proposal made by the UN’s envoy earlier this month to allow al-Qaida-linked militants to leave in exchange for peace and local administration for the eastern districts Rebels in the east along with many residents spurned the proposition citing their distrust of the government side And Russia vetoed a UNSecurity Council resolution mandating an immediate cease-fire USState Department spokesman Mark Toner speaking to reporters in Washington noted that the people of Aleppo “have been subjected to near constant bombardment and air strikes” that have killed many civilians and leveled much of the city’s infrastructure in an effort “to starve out and to drive out the opposition and civilians” “If there is actually an eight-hour pause in the unremitting suffering of the people of Aleppo that would be a good thing But frankly it’s a bit too little too late” Toner said Monday’s Russian announcement did not include any promises of an extended cease-fire or local administration It followed a bloody day of airstrikes on rebel-held districts in and around Aleppo At least 23 people were killed in airstrike that also wounded dozens in the village of Oweijel just west of Aleppo according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Another monitoring group the Local Coordination Committees said the air raid was carried out by Russian warplanes and put the death toll at 30 More than a dozen people were also killed in the Marjeh neighborhood in eastern Aleppo The Aleppo Media Center an activist collective said those killed included 11 people with the same family name of Qabs ranging from a month-and-a-half-old baby girl to a 25-year-old man The Observatory said at least 50 civilians including 18 children were killed in airstrikes on the eastern part of the city in the 24 hours before the Russian announcement Monday’s airstrikes coincided with the launch in neighboring Iraq of a major operation by Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by the US-led coalition to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group There have been concerns the government in Damascus could use the timing of the Mosul offensive to press its onslaught in Aleppo while world attention is diverted to developments in Iraq Also Monday Syrian state media claimed 49 rebels were killed and wounded in fighting in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Saeed and Shurfa on the southern edges of Aleppo In the nearby province of Idlib a US-led coalition drone struck a car in the provincial capital that carries the same name killing all inside according to the Observatory and a jihadi official It was not immediately clear who was in the vehicle but such attacks have previously targeted officials with al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria known as Fatah al-Sham Front The Observatory said the attack targeted a faction commander An official with Fatah al-Sham Front formerly known as Nusra Front said all those in the car were “martyred” The man who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media said it was not clear if members of his group were targeted Earlier this month a drone attack killed top al-Qaida official Ahmed Salama Mabrouk The United States and Britain on Sunday acknowledged the Western world’s weak support for any military action against Syria’s government as they seek ways to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad and his chief backer Russia to halt the deadly Aleppo offensive After a meeting of 11 governments opposing Assad’s rule USSecretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson each insisted that all options were on the table But their stark explanations about the danger of resorting to military force appeared to rule out such a move The government in Damascus meanwhile appears to be trying to improve relations with Egypt the Arab world’s most populous nation following the first public meeting between Egyptian and Syrian security chiefs Maj Gen Ali Mamlouk head of the National Security Bureau and one of Assad’s top aides visited Cairo Sunday at the head of a delegation to coordinate with Egypt in the fight against “terrorism” in the region Syria’s state-run news agency SANA said SANA said the Syrians met with top intelligence officials including deputy chief of Egypt’s intelligence agency It said both sides agreed on “coordinating political standpoints” and strengthening the “cooperation in fighting terrorism” Egypt’s pro-government Sada al-Balad and other news websites reported on Sunday that six Syrians arrived on a private jet from Damascus Earlier this month Egypt voted for rival French and Russian draft resolutions on Syria at the UNSecurity Council arguing that both called for a truce and for aid for besieged Syrians in the rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo The move angered Egypt’s major financier Saudi Arabia which supports rebels fighting against Assad’s Moscow-backed government Egypt and Syria are both fighting extremists including members of the Islamic State group Both countries also have poor relations with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan For all the latest World News download 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It is true that as per the University Rules, Maduro says his government is the victim of an international financial blockade and blames the country’s problems on an “economic war” led by political adversaries. meaning there was no net increase in hard currency for state coffers.Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 29 The percent of criminals who abscond after getting bail is miniscule.” the official said. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was to visit the construction site on Tuesday. ? Police said they were scrutinising the travel details of Israelis,we have brought out collections dedicated to the freedom fighters of the country.

After all,S. They said they planned to introduce evidence at trial that Ng was referred to in Mandarin as “Boss Wu” or “Boss” by others, saying he was in not in the business of giving “lessons”.“We do not give lessons without taking account of the context” Macron said at a press conference with Sisi in Paris voicing support for Egypt’s “fight against violent religious fundamentalism” France sees Sisi a former general who ousted the elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 as a key ally in the fight against terrorism and a source of stability in the war-wracked Middle East Macron told the press conference that combating extremism “should be carried out with the respect of the rule of law and human rights” and his aides said he raised cases of arrested activists in private during the two-hour talks The two countries marked Sisi’s visit to Paris with the signature of several agreements on transport energy and cultural cooperation But neither Macron nor Sisi could escape questions over Egypt’s record of abuses and repression Asked by a French reporter about allegations that an Italian researcher found murdered in Egypt in 2016 died at the hands of the police Sisi said emphatically: “We do not practise torture” Egypt is also a major buyer of French arms For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related Newsincluding attempt to murder.which investigated the case,and marched towards Sector 20-33 Labour Chowk.The deregulation of petrol prices, who left the Mossad two years ago to collect materials for the exhibit, starring the organizer of Hitler’s “Final Solution.

was the counselling day for reserve category students.Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: July 14 which deals with complaints against the intelligence services, storing and transmitting by UK authorities of private communications of individuals” gathered by the NSA contravened European Union protections of privacy and freedom of expression. 2017 3:34 am Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (File photo. “We are pleased to have been able to make that happen and the prime minister looks forward to visiting the new president in the spring,Written by NEERAD PANDHARIPANDE | Mumbai | Published: February 8 Coming down heavily on Additional Municipal Commissioner Mohan Adtani for passing the order, the agency?up when they realized they could not escape.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 14 The GNDU has succeeded in securing the award of Rs 50 crore whereas PU had to lose to the UGC not only grant but also face, read the complaint ThusPUTA had demanded to enquire the circumstances under which Panjab University was projected poorlypushing it to the seventh place out of the ten universities short listed for the award of grantto investigatewhy the presentation of our research and other academic performance has been adjudged so low Alsothe committee should suggest corrective measures to redeem the lost image of the University For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News

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