Polls in Egypt close after final day of voting on new constitution: State media

CAIRO (TIP): Polls across Egypt closed on Wednesday evening, state media reported, after a second and final day of voting on a draft constitution that could pave the way for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al- Sisi. Though voting passed off more peacefully than on Tuesday, when nine people were killed, officials said police arrested at least 79 people during protests by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from power by Sisi in July.

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Russia extends Aleppo truce by 24 hours: Defence minister

MOSCOW (TIP): Russia's defence minister said Oct 20 that Moscow was extending a "humanitarian pause" in Aleppo scheduled to end at 1600 GMT by...
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