• Houssam-Eddin Ala, ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to Geneva speaks during the Human Rights Council that holds its 25th special session on the human rights situation in Aleppo at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations

    BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn’t materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said.