The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues aimed at restoring peace to conflict-wracked Syria, including a political transition and how best to fight terrorism.
Negotiations between Hezbollah and opposition fighters for an extension of the two-day truce until Sunday collapse after no agreement was reached
Amnesty International describes persistent regime attacks on Damascus suburb as ‘systematic attack on civilian population’
Turkey has decided to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) from northern Syria as it considers the group a threat to its national security. The United States also supports the plan and has declared that the two countries will cooperate to create an ISIS-free zone. One of the main opposition groups, Ahrar Al-Sham, declared its support for the plan after the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front rejected Turkish-American cooperation in the area.
Suffering from the presence of ISIS and its terror activities, Iraqis now face the problem of food shortage despite the government's efforts to reverse the problem. Iraqis have called on the government to amend poor governance to increase the effectiveness of its policies
Tension continues to mount between Palestinian worshipers, Jewish extremists at East Jerusalem’s flashpoint mosque complex
Saad Dawabsheh suffered severe burns in arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers in West Bank
Israel carried out an air strike on a Hamas training camp in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza, officials said.