Aleppo

  • Men carry their belongings from their damaged home near Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi   - RTX2P88K
    October 18, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia and Syria halted air strikes on Aleppo, ahead of a short-term halt to all fighting in the city scheduled for Thursday. Also, a 72-hour halt to fighting in Yemen is also in the works to allow in much-needed humanitarian aid. Continue reading

  • An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier gestures as they arrive in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, southern Afghanistan August 10, 2016. REUTERS/ Abdul Malik - RTSMD3R
    October 17, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, government forces in Afghanistan are reporting progress against Taliban forces in a key southern city. Also, the city of Aleppo may get a brief respite this week, after Russia announced an eight-hour “humanitarian pause.” But Russian and Syrian airstrikes have continued, while European Union leaders meeting in Luxembourg condemned Russia’s air campaign. Continue reading

  • Chester Dunn comforts his wife Maryann as they stand near their home and by the edge of the flooded area along Hoke Lane after the effects of Hurricane Matthew in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S. October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTSRT74
    October 11, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the death toll of Hurricane Matthew rose to 30 in the United States, half from North Carolina. There are also rising concerns about disease in hard-hit Haiti. Also, Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of Aleppo, Syria, after days of relative calm. Attacks on rebel-held neighborhoods killed at least 16. French president Francois Hollande criticized Russia’s actions. Continue reading

  • U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  - RTSOZN8
    October 10, 2016  

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he will no longer defend or campaign for Donald Trump. The announcement comes three days after The Washington Post released a 2005 video in which Trump uses vulgar language to describe his treatment of women. Meanwhile, a new NBC poll out Monday shows Hillary Clinton’s lead growing, at 46 percent to Trump’s 35 percent in a four-way race. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • A boy walks past damaged buildings in the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Waqf, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTSRHI2
    October 10, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Doctors Without Borders appealed for access to rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Syria. The group supports eight hospitals in the city but has only 35 doctors to operate them. Meanwhile, Russia announced that it is creating a permanent naval base in Syria. Also, there are reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement models are catching fire — just like the originals. Continue reading

  • A Russian flag flies over the Volgarive in the town of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, July 10, 2015. Russia will host the World Cup soccer tournament for FIFA in 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov  - RTX1JXFE
    October 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. formally accused the Russian government of hacking Democratic political websites and state voting systems in an effort to interfere with elections. Also, Russia moved to keep its troops in Syria. Lawmakers in Moscow ratified a treaty with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that permits Russia to use a major base on the Syrian coast indefinitely. Continue reading

  • People walk near an over-crowded graveyard in the rebel held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSR2T1
    October 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Syria’s military and its Russian allies scaled back airstrikes on Aleppo, but President Bashar al-Assad vowed to recapture all of the city. Also, lawmakers in Pakistan vowed to enact harsher penalties for so-called “honor killings,” in which women are murdered by their male relatives for marrying or dating without the family’s approval. Continue reading

  • A girl who fled from Islamic State-controlled areas rides a pick-up truck to the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, October 3, 2016. Picture taken October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTSQWNJ
    October 5, 2016  

    The French government announced on Wednesday a renewed push for a Syrian cease-fire, following the end of a U.S.-Russia deal. As Washington grapples with what to do next, a humanitarian catastrophe mounts in Aleppo. For more on the conflict, Judy Woodruff talks to former Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet, Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute and The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof. Continue reading

  • A woman protects herself from rain as Hurricane Matthew approaches in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSQL84
    October 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Hurricane Matthew, one of the strongest Atlantic storms in recent years, is battering Jamaica and Haiti. Also, U.S. relations with Russia hit a new low when Washington called off talks with Moscow on the Syrian conflict amid fierce air attacks on the city of Aleppo. The State Department said Russia failed to keep its commitments in a cease-fire deal. Continue reading

  • Airstrikes targeted a hospital and other rebel-controlled areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday. Pictured, here are people looking at the sky fearing an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Myassar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSPQEM
    October 1, 2016   BY  

    Airstrikes targeted hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo Saturday while government forces on the ground shelled rebel-held territory. Continue reading

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