DAMASCUS, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people were killed and 40 others injured when a big blast rocked the Aleppo university in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, local media said.
The blast went off in the faculty of computer science in the university, local reports said.
More details on the blast are still emerging.
Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has emerged as a main focal point of deadly violence in Syria's 22-month crisis.
The armed rebels have been pushing for territorial gains to control the city in the hope of establishing their de facto "capital" in that crucial slice of Syria.
Russia satisfied with Geneva meeting on Syria, Damascus rattled by new blast
BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Russia on Monday expressed satisfaction with last week's trilateral meeting on Syria's protracted crisis in Geneva, while a loud explosion rattled a district of the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight.
The latest Geneva talks, held last Friday, drew UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns. The three stressed the need for a speedy end to all forms of violence in Syria. Full story
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China calls for "patience" over Syria crisis
BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- China here on Monday called for relevant parties' patience in finding a solution to the Syria crisis, after no apparent resolution was found after the latest Geneva meeting on the issue.
At a daily press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, "China holds that a political solution is the only realistic way out of the Syria issue." Full story