Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the support of close ally Russian Federation, have stepped up operations in the rebel-controlled northwestern part of the country since the end of April. OCHA said some 400,000 people have been displaced in the area between late-April and late-August 2019. Moscow and Damascus deny claims of indiscriminate bombing of civilians, saying say they are fighting jihadist militants.
After the plane lost altitude, it broke through a concrete fence and hit a two-story building, Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee said in a statement . Parts of the fuselage appeared to be relatively intact, however, raising hope that many of those on board had survived the initial impact. Bek Air's Fokker 100 fleet is over 27 years old.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has felicitated with Christians as they celebrate Christmas and New Year festivities. Large congregations were held at different churches in the Saddar area and Christian-populated neighbourhoods of the city, including Pahar Ganj, Essa Nagri, Akhtar Colony, Azam Basti, Korangi, Landhi and Zia Colony.
United States troops have been engaged in military operations in Afghanistan for 18 whole years since the tragic 9/11 attack, but with little success, having failed to either defeat the Taliban or establish peace in the country by any other means.
Winter Park Resort started Saturday with 2 inches of fresh snow and could see another 2-4 inches throughout the day, according to OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz. Higher snowfall amounts will remain across northeast Nebraska with no snow expected toward the Kansas and Missouri borders. Temperatures finally drop back below freezing for most of Minnesota Sunday night as colder air moves in on the backside of the storm.
Japan's casino industry has been plagued by a number of delays, controversy and scandal since gaming was approved in 2016. Prosecutors last week searched two Tokyo offices of the lawmaker over his ties to the Chinese casino and sports gambling operator, which is suspected of bringing in more than 2 million yen in cash from overseas without declaring it, in violation of the foreign currency exchange law.