#AceNewsReport – July.22: Mining on small islands in Indonesia was off-limits until a controversial pro-business bill was passed last year.
#AceDailyNews reports on a pro-business-bill and the battle for ‘Indonesia’s Gold Island’ as environmentalists say the gold mine threatens Sangihe island’s ancient forests, which are home to endemic birds and locals fear it will affect their water supply….
#AceFoodNews – ALEPPO – After the army units secured the international highway of Aleppo and opened Aleppo-Khanaser road where they eliminated scores of terrorists who attempted to cut off the road, more convoys of humanitarian aid were delivered to the city on Sunday.
Governor of Aleppo Mohammad Wahid Akkad told SANA that the convoys included 200 trucks loaded with food, vegetables, fruits and other humanitarian supplies.
He added that passenger vehicles have started to arrive in the province since morning.
The governor said oil stations will resume work starting off tomorrow and many areas have been resupplied with water, assuring that the problem of electricity shortages will soon be solved.
#AceWorldNews says Four Syrian Arab Red Crescent workers were wounded in “terrorist gunfire” as a convoy with humanitarian aid entered the Old City of Homs, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported, citing Governor Talal al-Barazi.
He accused an “armed terrorist group” of violating the ceasefire in the Old City as they fired mortar shells on the police command building. The three-day ceasefire was imposed on Friday.
The UN is trying to deliver food, water, and medicine supplies by truck to some 3,000 civilians in rebel-held areas.