World Bulletin/News Desk
Head of a Syrian human rights watchdog said on Wednesday that 2,964 Syrians have been killed under torture at the hands of the Syrian security apparatus since the beginning of the country's civil war.
Speaking at a conference on human rights and humanitarian crisis in Syria held by the UN Human Rights Council at the Geneva Office, Fadel Abdulghani, director of the Syrian Network of Human Rights (SNHR) -- a London-based group that tracks civilian and dissident casualties -- said that 4 to 5 people were tortured to death every day in Syrian prisons.
Abdulghani said 215,000 people are held in prisons in Syria, 9,000 of whom are children and 4,500 women, adding that 18 thousand people are missing in the country.
Abdulghani also said the SNHR had confirmed over 9 thousand reports of rape in the more than two-and-a-half year-long conflict.
With no new moves towards dialogue, the Saudi airstrikes against Houthis continue and fresh fighting reported in Aden and Marib.
Sanctions at top of agenda, says senior Iranian negotiator with current round of talks being held in Vienna.
The man responsible for the killing of two Saudi policemen earlier this month has said that he was obeying orders given to him by ISIL.
Saudi artillery have continued their attacks on the Saudi Jizan province on the border with Yemen
The Nasib crossing on the main Damascus-Amman highway has grown in importance due to a steady rise in exports of garments and consumer goods.
Many shopkeepers in Tripoli have hung the Turkish flag outside their shops and throughout the streets, protesting against Armenian claims of genocide.
On Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition command said it would end its campaign at Hadi's request however attacks have continued hitting the province.
Nzmande was officially invited by his Palestinian counterpart, Dr. Khawla Shakhsheer, to visit Palestine from 25-29 April 2015 as part of an agreement between South Africa and Palestine.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the delivery will ensure that only Israel will have this aircraft in the Middle East.
Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into the flashpoint compound earlier Thursday.
In his first televised appearance since he was chosen to manage the Brotherhood's affairs oversees, Abdel-Rahman said none of the newly-elected Brotherhood leaders are imprisoned in Egypt.
Iran says two of its warships have arrived in Gulf of Aden a day after Saudi-led coalition announces end to airstrikes in Yemen.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein attended a traditional ceremony at Yad LaBanim, in Jerusalem.
Presence of the Houthis in Sanaa, Taiz, Hudeybiye, Ibb and Aden is expected to decide the fate of "Operation Restoring Hope."
Saudi state TV channel Al Ekhbariya reported that Saudi-led coalition bombed Yemeni rebel positions in southern Yemen
Arab leaders approved calls for establishing the force at last month's Arab League summit in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh