World Bulletin / News Desk
Unidentified gunmen on Monday killed at least 40 Syrian soldiers and government employees who were being taken to the Syrian border by Iraqi authorities after fleeing into Iraq from a Syrian rebel attack, Iraqi officials said.
The attack on the convoy carrying the Syrians occurred in Iraq's westerly Anbar province, they said.
The Iraqi officials said some 65 Syrian soldiers and government officials had handed themselves over to Iraqi authorities on Friday after anti-government rebels seized the Syrian side of the Yaarabiya frontier crossing.
No survivors from crash of Luxembourg-registered plane, which was bound for Libya
The meeting will see Britain's decision to leave the EU take centre stage, ahead of the formal negotiations with Brussels which are expected to begin next year.
Rutba city was captured by Iraqi forces from ISIL six weeks ago
"They were released Sunday afternoon," three days after the Palestinian security forces took them into custody, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
There were no initial reports of any casualties after a rocket was fired from the coastal enclave towards Israel earlier in the morning
Belgium has been given until Monday to resolve a disagreement holding back the CETA trade deal with Canada
In one such camp on the side of the road, Dominique Pierre-Louis is trying to start a motorcycle covered in mud.
Refugees have begun to evacuate the refugee camp in Calais which is due to be dismantled today
Iraqi Kurdish forces are now only 7 km away from Mosul districts
During trip to southeastern Turkey, Jean-Marc Ayrault says bombing of Aleppo must end
Opposition accuses gov’t of ‘coup’ for suspending recall against president
Divisive vote result means Spain will see new government following 310 days of political deadlock
First wave of vulnerable children arrive in London before Monday's operation to demolish 'Jungle' camp in northern France