The truce, brokered by the United States and Russian Federation, has been largely holding since Monday, but 40 aid trucks with supplies are being held up on the border with Turkey, De Mistura said . Aleppo , Syria's biggest city before the war, has been a focal point of the conflict this year. Assad, appears as uncompromising as ever. Obama discussed the cease-fire agreement and the broader campaign against the Islamic State group with his national security team Friday.
USA government regulators are recalling 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones two weeks after the company stopped selling them because they represent a fire hazard. Despite this, it's thought only 103,000 units have been returned in the U.S.so far because fans do not want to wait weeks for a new unit. The FCC didn't specifically ban passengers from carrying the smartphone on the plane, but it did warn them against charging the units in flight.
Meanwhile, on the eve of an European Union summit in Bratislava on Friday, which is being attended by 27 European Union leaders - apart from U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May - Donald Tusk told reporters that leaders could not start discussions with "this kind of blissful conviction that nothing is wrong and everything is ok".
The MNLF has accepted to engage in peace talks with the government and is believed to have played a key role in securing the release of Sekkingstad. Sekkingstad was kidnapped with two Canadians and a Filipino woman in September from the southern island of Samal.
In January 2016, Iran and six leading powers - the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany - started the implementation of the JCPOA reached in July 2015 when Tehran agreed to scale down its nuclear activities in return for lifting of some sanctions.
There was no immediate word on the assailant's condition. Micky Rosenfeld, spokesman for the Israeli Police, tweeted: "Police units responded to attack at Damascus gate". Since October of a year ago, at least 237 Palestinians have been killed in the violence, according to official Palestinian figures. Hours later, a Palestinian who stabbed and wounded a soldier at a junction near Hebron was shot dead, officials said.