Aleppo evacuations resume ahead of UN vote on monitors

Aleppo evacuations resume ahead of UN vote on monitors

Convoys of evacuees travelled from a rebel-held area of Aleppo and two Shiite villages besieged by insurgents on Monday, a war monitor and rebels said, as a deal enabling evacuations held after a tense, days-long stand-off and before a UN vote. About 10 buses left the Shiite Muslim villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, north of […]

Russia, Syrian regime resume Aleppo bombardment

Russia, Syrian regime resume Aleppo bombardment

Intense air strikes resumed in rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo after a weeks-long pause on Tuesday, killing at least three people, residents and a war monitor said. Syrian state television said the Damascus government’s air force took part in strikes against “terrorist strongholds” in Aleppo’s Old City while Russia said it had struck Islamic State […]

Venezuela crisis talks resume on hostile note

Venezuela crisis talks resume on hostile note

Venezuela’s political rivals resumed fraught Vatican-backed talks Friday, as they struggle to stabilise a volatile country stricken by food shortages. The day could determine whether the sides maintain their fragile dialogue or whether antagonism and instability resurge in the oil-rich South American country. A short time before the meeting got underway, President Nicolas Maduro declared […]

UN says it is ready to resume Syria aid convoys

UN says it is ready to resume Syria aid convoys

The UN said Wednesday it was ready to resume humanitarian convoys in Syria after an attack on aid trucks and a warehouse, which left 20 people dead, triggered a suspension of deliveries. “The preparation for these convoys has now resumed and we are ready to deliver aid to besieged and hard-to-reach areas as soon as […]

Eurostar, Thalys resume train service at Gare du Nord in Paris after fire

Eurostar, Thalys resume train service at Gare du Nord in Paris after fire

Rail services from Paris’ central Gare du Nord, including Eurostar and Thalys trains, resumed late Tuesday several hours after traffic was paralysed by a transformer fire, authorities said. The station is a main commuter hub notably serving London and Brussels, as well as Germany and the Netherlands. “Power has been restored and traffic will gradually […]