Syria’s Homs and Damascus bomb blasts kill 140


Monitors and state media say that bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have left at least 140 people dead.

At least four blasts struck the southern Damascus suburb of Sayyida Zeinab, killing at least 83 people.

Earlier in Homs, 57 people, mainly civilians, were killed in a double car bombing.

So-called Islamic State said it carried out the attacks in both cities.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a "provisional agreement" has been reached with Russia on a partial truce in the conflict.