Israel has suspended cooperation with UNESCO. It follows the move by the UN’s cultural and heritage body to renew a resolution condemning Israel for restricting Muslim access to the old city in east Jerusalem.
In what has been described as the heaviest bombardment in days by Russian planes, at least 50 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s air strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo and nearby villages, according to residents and rescue workers.
Just when we thought the tone of the US election couldn’t get any lower, it did during the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. There was no handshake. The candidates got right down to slogging it out…
The Russian parliament has voted to ratify a treaty allowing Russian troops to stay in Syria indefinitely, and making the air base in Latakia permanent. It also confers diplomatic immunity status on military personnel.