The day was about to break when Haidar Abdelhussein, a 35-year-old teacher, heard shooting and looked out the door to see heavily armed jihadist fighters on his street.Full Story
Oman has strongly denied claims that arms were being smuggled through its long border with Yemen to Shiite Huthi rebels, saying traffickers were using unmonitored areas of the war-torn nation's coast.Full Story
Armed men have attacked an overcrowded dinghy carrying migrants off Libya, leaving at least four dead and up to 25 missing, the German NGO Sea-Watch said Friday.Full Story
Four Palestinians have been detained by their security forces after attending a religious festival in a nearby Jewish settlement, a Palestinian security official said Friday.Full Story
Russia said Friday it was concerned over the refusal of fighters from a former al-Qaida affiliate, the Fateh al-Sham Front, to leave Aleppo as Russian and Syrian forces have halted fighting.Full Story
The Russian and Syrian bombing raids in Aleppo have had horrific results with nearly 500 dead, while food rations are expected to run out by the end of the month, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.
The air strikes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo since the Syrian government offensive was launched on September 22 have been the most intense of the five-year war, Ban told a special meeting of the General Assembly.Full Story
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition have hit rebel positions outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa, witnesses said Friday, after the alliance accused insurgents of breaching a shaky ceasefire.
The air strikes late Thursday targeted positions of the Iran-backed Huthi insurgents at Jebel al-Nabishuaib, on the southwestern outskirts of rebel-held Sanaa, according to witnesses.Full Story
The UN human rights council opened a special session on Syria's devastated city Aleppo on Friday, with rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein demanding action against "crimes of historic proportions."
The session, called by Britain, is seeking a resolution condemning gross abuses especially in Aleppo's rebel-held east where an estimated 250,000 civilians are besieged by a brutal government offensive backed by Russia.Full Story
Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion), an Israeli newspaper reported Friday.
The Maariv daily said the planned purchase aims to replace within the next decade the oldest vessels in its existing Dolphin fleet, which began entering service in 1999.Full Story
Russia summoned the Belgian ambassador on Friday in a spat over Moscow's claim that Belgian jets killed six civilians near Syria's Aleppo, the foreign ministry said.Full Story