Violence in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the U.N. said Tuesday, as the regime and Russia upped deadly bombardment of the jihadist bastion.Full Story
The Palestinians are asking the European Union to pick up the mantle in defense of the two-state solution if the upcoming U.S. peace plan ditches Palestinian statehood, their U.N. envoy said Tuesday.Full Story
Troops loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they shot down a warplane of rival forces of Libya's unity government near Tripoli and captured its foreign "mercenary" pilot.Full Story
After a weekend of deadly Palestinian fire on the Israeli city of Ashkelon, the underground bunker where public officials studied CCTV and incoming rockets from Gaza was hushed Monday after a tentative ceasefire.Full Story
Two Saudi sisters who fled to Georgia saying they feared being killed if they returned home posted on social media Tuesday that they have now obtained Georgian passports and are moving to a third country.Full Story
Air strikes and shelling killed eight civilians in northwestern Syria Tuesday after deadly clashes between pro-government forces and jihadists rattled a months-old truce and sparked a new wave of displacement.
At least 53 fighters have been killed since Monday, in one of the deadliest flare-ups since a demilitarised zone around the Idlib region was agreed in September last year, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Full Story
Threats, interference and aid deliveries in jeopardy -- relief workers say jihadists are adding to the huge challenges they face in violence-plagued northwest Syria where a fragile ceasefire is at risk.
The Idlib region, controlled by a former Al-Qaeda affiliate, is one of the last areas of the country that President Bashar al-Assad has yet to recapture.Full Story
Qatar said Tuesday it has allocated $480 million in aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority to support education and health services and provide urgent humanitarian relief.Full Story
United Nations experts are investigating missile strikes near Libya's capital that were fired likely using Chinese-made drones and point to possible involvement by the United Arab Emirates, a confidential report shows.Full Story
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the warring parties in Syria's northwest, where the Syrian government and its ally Russia have stepped up bombardments, to protect civilians and respect a ceasefire.Full Story