Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10 - war monitor
BEIRUT A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday.
ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday said it was "horrified and outraged" by what it said was the massacre of civilians by the Syrian regime and its supporters in eastern Aleppo and that their actions were in serious breach of international humanitarian law.
Rebel defences in Aleppo collapsed on Monday, leading to a broad advance by the Syrian army across more than half of the remaining insurgent pocket in the city and a retreat of opposition fighters to a few districts.
Calling for an immediate halt of attacks and safe evacuation of civilians in eastern Aleppo, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement the Syrian regime was giving no chance to civilians wishing to leave Aleppo and that its actions amounted to mass executions.
Turkey added that it was deeply concerned that the tens of thousands of civilians stuck in two neighborhoods in Aleppo, where opposition fighters are also present, could face a similar fate.
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Tulay Karadeniz; Editing by David Dolan)
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their current term.