This is the second attempt by rebels to break Assad's siege. They opened a corridor to the east for the month of August after pro-government forces first applied a blockade in July.
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Monitor, civil defense official report strikes on rebel-held areas; Moscow says Russian planes haven't bombed Aleppo since Tuesday, when Moscow suspended strikes ahead of a temporary truce.
The militant group reportedly killed 50 former police officers while Iraqi security forces discovered the bodies of 70 civilians, the UN said, citing preliminary information from sources near Mosul.
'The concern is that the carrier group can be used as a platform for increased air strikes against civilians in Aleppo,' Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says.
On the ninth day of the offensive, Iraqi forces and allies fight their way toward the city's limits, in the early stages of an assault which could become the decade's biggest military operation in Iraq.
Iran's president cites candidate's behavior in presidential debates as proof that there is 'no morality in that country.'
After meeting with U.S. defense secretary in Baghdad, Iraq's prime minister rejects Turkish participation in campaign to oust Islamic State from stronghold.
Jordan is an ultra-conservative society where female participation in the work force lies far below the regional average. But thanks to a new initiative, women are shattering gender stereotypes - and helping the economy at the same time.
It is not yet clear whether Ankara has requested the diplomats be extradited by German authorities.