Syrian civil war
The luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.
Syrian activists say government shelling and airstrikes have killed about 400 so far this month in the country’s largest city.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that nuclear weapons could fall into the wrong hands of a “murderous” regime if the international community lifts sanctions on Iran without ensuring the guaranteed end to uranium enrichment.
On the eve of a landmark trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Iran’s president offered Sunday his most expansive vision that a deal to settle the impasse over Tehran’s nuclear program could open doors for greater cooperation on regional flash points such as the Syrian civil war.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria’s chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.
The president is in New York where he is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly with what is being described as his final “State of the World” address before November.