World Bulletin / News Desk
While the ongoing operations are intensifying in parts of Aleppo, northern Syria, the opponents of the Assad regime retain 70 percent of the city.
The opponents of the Assad regime had moved from defence to attack, in the city heavily bombed by Assad forces' planes.
The opponents gained control of the city following the intense fight between the Al-Fajr Al-Islam brigade of the Free Syrian Army and the Assad forces.
Commander of Al-Fajr Al-Islam brigade Ebu Salih stated that they have cornered the Assad forces and they were "losing power day by day."
The attack in the disputed Shebaa Farms area killed two Israeli troops and wounded seven others
North Korea is under an array of international sanctions for repeated nuclear bomb and ballistic missile tests.
"If Sajida al-Rishawi is not ready for exchange for my life at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset 29th of January Mosul (Iraq) time, the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh will be killed immediately," the voice in the recording says.
Modi's appointment of Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as foreign secretary, the top bureaucrat at the foreign ministry, underscores the prime minister's control over foreign affairs.
Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, appeared quiet early on Thursday.
Anti-Semitism has remained a big problem in Hungary, home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe.
20,730 foreign fighters, including about 11,000 people from the Middle East, went to Iraq and Syria.
Unemployment is major challenge for Sisi, thousands seek jobs in Libya despite violence and chaos.
Until now, Israel has denied the deaths and injuries.
After the tropical storm Madagascar's government appealed for international aid.
Kathrin Oertel also stepped down, citing media pressure.
After U.S. bans first choice, Iran names new U.N. ambassador as Gholamali Khoshroo.
Under the new Saudi king, relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are expected to remain unchanged as their rivalry in the Middle East region continues, say experts.
Natives of the war-torn Syrian city are impatiently waiting to return their old homes but realities on the ground could prevent them from leaving immediately.
Prolonged process of setting up an Afghan Cabinet continues after parliament rejects president's choices.
Israeli FM said Israel should be responded to harshly and disproportionately, just as China or the U.S. would in similar circumstances.