The convoy was carrying at least 5,000 people including civilians and several hundred pro-government fighters, who were granted safe passage out of the two Shi'ite villages which are besieged by rebels. The blast came as thousands of people were left stranded in two separate convoys on the edge of Aleppo city for more than 30 hours. Five buses that had been headed for Aleppo were instead sent to a rebel-controlled province.
Ward, the American ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, came amid ongoing diplomatic skirmishes over last week's deadly attack in Syria. That stockpile was destroyed in an operation overseen by the Nobel Peace Prize winning-group OPCW, but ever since there have been questions about whether Assad had declared all his weapons.
The visit comes a day after more than 20,000 people, majority Canadians, attended a solemn ceremony at Vimy to commemorate a World War I battle that remains etched on Canada's national identity. "Their Royal Highnesses were joined by the Governor General of Canada, the President of France François Hollande and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau", the caption read.
By the first mile marker they had opened up an unassailable lead of 10 seconds and were left to race only against themselves and the clock, winning in a record time that was faster than their men's team a year ago. While Cambridge built to a higher stroke rate (36 vs. 34), it sadly did not prove enough, and the Oxford men's crew set a time of 16:59, maintaining the inside line for much of the river.
The demonstrations in the capital and several other cities came a day after Maduro's government prohibited Capriles from running for office for 15 years. A almost identical maneuver was used ten years ago to halt the rise of former mayor Leopoldo Lopez, who in polls remains one of the most influential opposition leaders despite being jailed three years ago for his role in anti-government protests.
Mohammad Khair Hak, a pro-opposition cameraman who was at the gathering point of the buses, posted a video on his Facebook page purporting to show the aftermath of the blast. No group has claimed responsibility. Opposition officials have accused the Syrian government and its Iranian allies of using siege tactics to force demographic changes across the country, mostly along sectarian lines.
The news agency's report showed no visual proof of an attack but said it had taken place in the village of Hatla in Deir el-Zour province, causing a "white cloud that soon turned into yellow as a result of the explosion of a huge depot that includes a large amount of toxic materials".
Daniel, who is also the Asiwaju of Remo Christians, stated that Easter is a period when Christians the world over mark the redemption of our souls through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ . As we say in every funeral "where he has gone we hope to follow". "We end with joy on Sunday with the Resurrection and the empty tomb". The early Christians were Jewish origin but brought up in a Hebrew tradition and regarded Easter as a new feature of the advent of the Messiah as foretold ...
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said the number of ISIL dead was up to 94 from the 36 reported a day earlier from the bomb site in Achin district. General John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan, said: 'The enemy had created bunkers, tunnels and extensive mine fields, and this weapon was used to reduce those obstacles so that we could continue our offensive in Nangarhar'.
Death toll in bomb attack on Syria evacuees rises to 112. . Some buses were charred and other gutted from the explosion as belongings hanged out of windows. He said the area was walled off from all sides and there were no restrooms. The deals are unpopular with the Syrian opposition, who say they amount to forced displacement of Assad's opponents from Syria's main urban centres in the west of the country.
Analysts had expected North Korea to conduct a nuclear missile test around the time of his visit, possibly on Saturday as the nation celebrated the 105th birthday of its founder - Kim II Sung, the late grandfather of North Korea's current leader.
Most of what Garcia did was for himself: Finally capturing his first major championship and validating a decorated career that unfortunately had been defined by the fact that he had been unable to win a major. "And then just getting into the clubhouse was the challenge, I suppose". Rose was two shots ahead when Garcia bogeyed the 10th and 11th, but on what would have been the 60th birthday of Seve Ballesteros , his fellow Spaniard Garcia crucially saved par after an errant drive and penalty ...
The only modification the SC has made is to alter the 500 metres limit to 220 metres in towns with a population below 20,000 and has exempted Meghalaya and Sikkim, Mint reported on Tuesday. Rajasthan PWD department to denotify State Highways to Urban roads to circumvent SC's liquor ban order at National and State Highways. "Drunken driving as the objective is a major cause of road accidents in the country", the bench stated.
India has cancelled maritime talks with Pakistan, slated for early next week, a development seen as a fallout of the death penalty handed down to its former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court in the neighboring country for alleged spying.
North Korea recently warned of a "big event" for this weekend's ceremony. A day before a USA summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, North Korea conducted a missile test, further provoking Washington and South Korea.
More than 80 people were killed in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, and hundreds suffered symptoms consistent with a nerve agent. The entire incident was "fabricated" and "unconvincing", Assad claimed. The description appeared meant to corroborate the Syrian government's claims that all chemical-weapons attacks in the war have been carried out by militant extremists.
The attack was launched just a day after he accused , without a shred of evidence, President Bashar al-Assad of being behind last week's suspected chemical weapons attack, which killed over 80 people in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib province.
Two police officers working in Gwinnett County, Georgia have lost their jobs after a video was released showing them executing brutal force on a suspect they were arresting. Bongiavonni was a 19 year veteran, becoming a Gwinnett County, Georgia police officer nearly two decades ago. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions moves to de-emphasize reform that might address the issue of police brutality, it's unlikely the picture will become clearer anytime soon.
The Toronto Blue Jays are not off to a great start this season and fans are beginning to hope for a miracle. But shortly after Donaldson rounded first base, he pulled up lame , hobbling to second base more pain to compound a sixth consecutive loss for the Jays.
Highly placed sources said Saturday that the talks between India's Coast Guard and Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) in New Delhi on issues related to fishermen and search and rescue operations had been scrapped for the time being. Earlier, Union Home Mister Rajnath Singh has said in support for Jadhav and also government will be do whatever required for justice in the case. But Pakistan hit back by saying that Jadhav carried two passports, one with a Hindu name and the other bearing ...
He said: "So Russia faces a choice: it can continue acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime, or it could live up to its responsibilities as a global power, and use its influence over the regime to bring six long years of failed ceasefires and false dawns to an end".
But Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week after a taped interview with Tillerson, took issue with Tillerson on US strategy in Syria going forward. "He requested immediately from the Defense Department and our military planners multiple options and requested of the State Department, working with the National Security Council, diplomatic options", Tillerson said.
The Indian Express quoted foreign ministry sources as saying that the initial idea was to block all visas for Pakistani nationals, but it was made a decision to "test" the waters by first targeting a "high visibility" group. India has accused Pakistan of violating the law and global convention. Those who have known him from his Navy days say there wasn't anything remarkable about him.
Clinton, who dedicated most of her time as First Lady to pursuing a solution for the health care question , alsocommented on the infamous all-male photo op saying that it looked like "a skit from Saturday Night Live ". The former secretary of state kept a relatively low profile after losing last year's presidential election to Donald Trump, but has spoken at several events geared toward women in leadership in recent weeks.
Assad said he gave up his "arsenal" of chemical weapons up. The assault last Tuesday in Syria's Idlib Province led President Trump to authorize the USA military two days later to fire 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government airfield, from which the US government believes the Assad regime launched the attack.