World Bulletin / News Desk
A senior Iranian security official was expected in Damascus on Saturday for a meeting with President Bashar Assad, Iranian officials in the Syrian capital said.
Saeed Jalili, who heads the Supreme National Security Council, would also meet with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, the officials said.
Jalili, who last visited Damascus in August 2012, is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator and a close aide to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
His visit was also confirmed by Tehran-based Al-Alam television channel, which reported that the trip would be important" -- although it did not elaborate.
The Syrian army said previously that Israel's air raid at dawn Wednesday targeted a military research center situated between Damascus and the Lebanese border.
"China is firmly supporting the denuclearisation of the area in the name of stability and peace", Wang Yi told reporters in Athens after meeting Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias.
South Korean media reports arrest of Korean-American ex-professor in Pyongyang -- the third such arrest of US citizen
The strike group is in the region as tensions spike over North Korea's rogue arms programme and concerns that Pyongyang is planning a sixth nuclear test as it pursues its goal of a weapon capable of reaching the US mainland.
Massive poll turnout reflects confidence of Turks in Erdogan’s leadership, Hasina says in letter to Turkish president
Baluchistan is the largest of Pakistan's four provinces, but its roughly seven million inhabitants have long complained they do not receive a fair share of its gas and mineral wealth.
Turkey will continue to remain in solidarity with Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism: Turkish Foreign Ministry
'They wanted to kill us and throw our bodies into the river,' according to survivor
Officers said the middle-aged men, identified as Janjgava Revas, 64, and Narmania Malkhaz, 51, had made off with the money from a currency exchange office on Friday in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city.
The US has around 8,400 troops in the country with about another 5,000 from NATO allies assisting a much larger Afghan force in the war against the Taliban and other militants.
2 men sentenced to 7 years in prison for raising funds for terror group
Yasukuni Shrine honours millions of mostly Japanese war dead, but is contentious for also enshrining senior World War II military and political figures convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal.
Philippine officials said they were investigating the reported attack on the Princess Johann boat, which the crew said occurred near a Chinese-occupied section of the Spratly archipelago on March 27.
Federal officials on Thursday acknowledged that proper security procedures at the Los Angeles airport were clearly not followed given that officer Noell Grant was able to board the flight with her gun.
Sunday's launch 'flagrant and provocative', Council says
Ruling party and opposition both claim victory after Supreme Court's split decision to not disqualify Sharif from office
The revelation raises fresh questions over Myanmar's lukewarm response to the death of Gary Ferguson, 47, whose battered body was found inside his Yangon apartment in November.