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UN Security Council to meet on Aleppo amid atrocity accusations

Syrian government forces have reportedly entered civilian homes and killed people inside "on the spot" in eastern Aleppo , the U.N. Human Rights Office said Tuesday. " Real massacres " were taking place in the city, the war monitor said. When rebel forces seized Aleppo's eastern districts in 2012, they envisaged the area as a seat of power to rival the capital, Damascus.


Surgeon General calls e-cigarettes a health threat to the nation's youth

Surgeon General calls e-cigarettes a health threat to the nation's youth

Fast overtaking sales of regular cigarettes, the electronic variety still uses nicotine and usually contain flavoring which make it particularly popular with the younger population. Those who smoke e-cigarettes have a different view. In a statement , the Vapor Technology Association responded by saying: "What the Surgeon General does not acknowledge with this announcement are the millions of adult Americans who rely on vapor products to switch away from smoking deadly cigarettes".


Renzi arrives to tender resignation as Italy PM

Renzi arrives to tender resignation as Italy PM

But President Sergio Mattarella asked him on Wednesday evening to stay on in a caretaker role until a new government can be put in place. The talks will begin tomorrow at 5pm GMT and are due to end on Saturday afternoon. The European Commission said the budget broke EU fiscal rules but delayed any demand for corrective action until after the referendum in order not to hurt Renzi's prospects in the ballot.


PTI takes U-turn on Parliament boycott

PTI takes U-turn on Parliament boycott

The PTI chief said his party boycotted Parliament as the PM had discredited the house by refraining to answer the allegations leveled against him. He also said the goal of ending the boycott is to table two motions in the parliament against the parliament.



Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

The activist-run Palmyra Coordination network said the militants had almost encircled the city and entered its northern and northwestern neighborhoods. Russian Federation has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime with airstrikes since September 2015, targeting all rebel groups that oppose his government.



US to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths i

Administration officials said Tuesday that many elements of U.S. -Saudi cooperation will continue, but precision-guided munitions will no longer be sold to Riyadh and certain intelligence that could facilitate similar haphazard strikes will now be limited.