World Bulletin/News Desk
Syria's army fired mortar bombs at major cities on Saturday killing 16 people, activists said, as world powers gathered in Geneva to try to resolve the conflict.
Live stream video footage posted by opposition activists in the eastern desert city of Deir al-Zor showed smoke rising from apartment blocks as continuous explosions rang out.
Activists also reported shelling in Homs, Idlib and the outskirts of Damascus.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that government shelling and heavy clashes between the army and members of the rebel Free Syrian Army in opposition strongholds have killed 16 people so far on Saturday.
Syrian government forces pushed their way into Douma on Saturday after weeks of siege and shelling and fleeing residents spoke of corpses in the streets of the town near Damascus.
The residents said scores of people were fleeing the town as government forces swept the streets in search of rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
They reported many bodies buried under the rubble of houses.
It was not possible to immediately verify the reports.
International talks on a way to resolve the increasingly bloody conflict in Syria opened in Geneva with foreign powers in dispute over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.
On Tuesday, Trump will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank, visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and give a speech at the Israel Museum.
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The coalition now has control of the six largest Iranian cities, including Tehran, the holy city of Mashhad and tourist hotspot Isfahan -- and could capture more when final results are announced.
Sunday's protesters, who flooded Aden from several southern provinces, defended Zoubeidi's council, chanting "Independence is our objective" as they marched.
Gun battle erupted Saturday when Indian soldiers intercepted militants in Nowgam sector crossing over from Pakistan
Hamas says U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks at Riyadh summit mentioning it alongside terror groups are biased
Riyadh summit is attended by Trump along with leaders and representatives of 55 Islamic countries
Ebrahim Raisi, a 56-year-old jurist and cleric, had sent hundreds of pages of documents supporting his allegations of poll violations
The center to be stablished under the MoU aims to monitor money transfers to and from Middle East and North Africa
Trump is scheduled to hold a summit with Islamic leaders later in the day
President Donald Trump in a meeting with Sisi said that "safety seems to be very strong" in Egypt, which has seen deadly bombings and attacks in past months
Egypt has destroyed a total of 27 tunnels linking Sinai to blockaded Gaza Strip since January
"The message of our people has been very clearly expressed. The Iranian people have chosen the path of engagement with the world, far from extremism," he said on state television.
The Boston-headquartered firm said the agreements were inked in the presence of King Salman and Trump, who has chosen Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since taking office in January.