- Middle East Israel Bombs Golan Border after Seeing 'Militants with Bomb', 4 Reportedly Killed Israel's military said it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria on Sunday evening after spotting militants carrying a bomb. A military ... 26 April 2015, 23:14 12
- Middle East Regime Air Raids on Syrian Market Kill 40 Civilians Syrian government air strikes on a marketplace Sunday killed at least 40 civilians, including women and children, in a rebel-held town near the bor... 26 April 2015, 12:25 6
The U.N. peace envoy for Syria wants to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the country's four-year conflict by hosting separate talks with rival sides next month, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Staffan de Mistura will begin "in-depth separate consultations... with Syrian stakeholders as well as with the regional and international actors in order to take stock of their views," U.N. spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told reporters.Full Story
Jihadists from the Islamic State group have lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmuk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said on Tuesday.
U.N. officials in Syria said, meanwhile, they were discussing ways of getting humanitarian aid into the camp and helping residents who have fled Yarmuk.Full Story
British police on Tuesday charged a 36-year-old man with the murder in London of an imam who was a critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
London's Metropolitan Police charged Leslie Cooper, 36, with the murder of Abdul Hadi Arwani after receiving authorization from the Crown Prosecution Service, the public prosecutor said in a statement.Full Story
Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from northwestern Syria "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
A high-ranking Syrian security official denied the claim, saying the accusations were "lies the insurgents say when they incur losses."Full Story
Servicemen taken hostage by the al-Qaida-affiliate al-Nusra Front are expected to be released within 10 days after negotiations with the group reached a breakthrough, al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Tuesday.
“Negotiations passed a long way and reached an advanced level,” a concerned source told the daily.Full Story
Australia said Tuesday 330 troops were heading to Iraq for two years to train local soldiers fighting jihadists including the Islamic State group, joining an aerial and special forces contingent in the region.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the troops would be deployed from Wednesday and operate from the massive Taji base complex north of Baghdad alongside 100 soldiers from New Zealand.Full Story
Lebanese businessmen in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are planning to visit Gulf countries to announce their support for the Saudi-led coalition against Huthi rebels in Yemen, al-Liwaa daily reported on Tuesday.
The tour of the Lebanese expatriates is aimed at throwing their weight behind the decision of Saudi King Salman last month to carry out air strikes against the Shiite rebels to defend Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi's government, said the report.Full Story
The Islamic State group has lost control of "25 to 30" percent of the territory it holds in Iraq after coalition air strikes and an Iraqi offensive, the Pentagon said Monday.
The radical group took control of large swathes of the north and western parts of the country months ago after an offensive and the collapse of Iraqi military units.Full Story
Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate led a fierce assault on an intelligence base in Aleppo city Monday night after regime attacks on civilian infrastructure in the city forced rebels to shut schools.
Along with other Islamist militants, the al-Nusra Front set off a large tunnel explosion near the air force intelligence headquarters in the west of the northern city.Full Story
France's prime minister revealed Monday that seven French nationals or residents, including six converts to Islam, had committed suicide attacks in Syria and Iraq.
Speaking in parliament as he defended controversial draft spy laws, Manuel Valls said that of the hundreds of French people who had made their way to Islamic State-held territory, seven had died staging the suicide operations.Full Story