World Bulletin/News Desk
Khalid Hodja, Turkey representative of Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (SMDK), defined news of operations staged by US and Israel soldiers in Syria as "intentional."
Hodja said Le Figaro's claims that "Assad stalemated and used chemical weapons due to the operations staged against the regime by the US and Israel in mid August" were propound to raise suspicion of advances by the opposition.
"Le Figaro newspaper located in Paris claims US and Israeli forces are in Damascus. The news report says the US and Israel formed special groups made up of volunteers to prevent Syrian radical groups from having control over sophisticated weapons. This claim has no logical consistency. The mentioned areas are under the control of the Free Syrian Army, Syrian Islamic Front and Syrian Islamic Liberation Front. Such operations claimed by the newspaper are out of the question," Hodja said.
Accusing the west of a "show of cheap heroism," Hodja said, "these claims aim to spread the idea that the west is the savior of Syrian people. If the west was sincere, it would allow the arming of the opposition."
Hodja also added that the Syrian opposition would not cooperate with Israel on any issue.
A Palestinian child was killed and 25 people were injured in Israeli attacks in the beleaguered Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Thousands of Pakistani riot police took up position to defend a key diplomatic and political enclave of the capital
'Shoot me now. Kill me now,' robbery suspect responded when officers ordered him to drop the knife
In a statement issued following an emergency meeting with aides, Hadi vowed to take "firm legal action" against the rallies
Rights activists in Saudi Arabia have complained that the government has also used its security crackdown to target peaceful dissidents, something the authorities deny.
The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease has killed nearly 1,300 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and has also affected Nigeria.
The fighting in eastern Ukraine has taken a heavy human toll. The United Nations says an estimated 2,086 people, including civilians and combatants, have been killed in the four-month conflict.
Putin will be accompanied at the talks by Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko and Kazkahstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev. The EU team will be headed by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Navi Pillay urged U.S. authorities to investigate allegations of brutality and examine the "root causes" of racial discrimination in America.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press called the police intimidation of journalists in Ferguson "unwarranted" and "unthinkable."
The Syrians, including 20 children and 10 women, were stopped in the village of Oued Laâlemga near the Libyan border
India said it would not attend talks involving the foreign secretaries of the two countries, which had been set to take place on Aug. 25 in Islamabad
Among those arrested were 100 "high-level organizers and backbone members", state news agency Xinhua said
Baghdad is now trying to turn the tide after the Kurds said they had taken the dam, easing fears that the militants could cut off electricity and water supplies
Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday's rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine
After the unrest all male villagers over the age of about 12 were arrested apart from a few elderly men