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.
British PM promised to fullfil 'moral duty' yet seeks comprehensive solution
Attacks targeted Far North region of country, where Cameroon's army is struggling to contain the overflow of violence from Boko Haram
EU foreign affairs head proposed to defence ministers to discuss capture and destruction of smugglers' vessels
Cluster bombs continue to be used in Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine & Yemen despite global ban, UN report says
Family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach has been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing war-torn town of Kobani
NATO reports getting 'mixed' reports from Ukraine, undrescoring that the situation remained 'very fragile'
Recently Russia has detained, jailed a number of foreigners on political motives
Whether China can manage a soft landing after years of explosive economic growth will be at the heart of G20 talks
British actress Emma Thompson says UK has 'plenty' of room for refugees, wants them to be accepted
Contrary to other European nations, the Vienna police chief has said that there are no plans to stop or check arriving refugees
New military doctrine approved by country's National Security Council announces Russia as military adversary
Hungarian PM Orban defends his government's handling of a wave of refugees, migrants
UK's former PM allegedly tried to 'cut a deal' for Gaddafi during 2011 NATO-led military campaign against Libya
Hundreds of Britons are calling on the government to take in more refugees, with some even offering their homes.
Three countries' foreign ministers signed a joint letter emphasising 'the shortcomings' of the current European asylum system
Despite no trains currently travelling to western Europe, thousands of refugees have stormed a train to safeguard their way out of Hungary.