Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents
DUBAI Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters.
MOSCOW Russian officers monitoring a ceasefire near the city of Aleppo confirmed the Syrian army was ready to withdraw from positions along the Castello Road if it was synchronized with opposition forces, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday.
"Thus, there is de facto just one side in Aleppo which is ready to lead negotiations, observe the ceasefire and pull back troops from the U.N. humanitarian aid passage - this is the Syrian government army," the ministry said in a statement.
It said the United States had failed to prove it had control over moderate opposition fighters, and it remained unclear if these forces would abide by the ceasefire.
(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov)
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, according to police sources.
AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said.