World Bulletin / News Desk
A blockade now surrounds the town of Moadhamiya, seven miles outside of Damascus, one month after it was the target of a sarin gas attack that claimed up to 80 lives.
The Wall Street Journal reports that government forces have encircled the rebel-held suburb, choking off food and aid to its 12,000 residents.
An activist from within the neighborhood said that food shortages had become so severe that residents have begun to forage for olives, vine leaves and mint.
Red Crescent officials say that soldiers have repeatedly turned away trucks carrying aid for local residents.
Syrian officials confirmed that a siege was underway, but declined to discuss the matter further, although one pro-Assad fighter gave his personal assessment to the Journal. “Let them starve for a bit, surrender and then be put on trial,” he said.
Despite foreign envoys trying to break deadlock, Fatah and Hamas remain at odds.
Qatari authorities arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission. The documentary was screened on Monday and highlighted harsh conditions facing migrant workers in Qatar.
Federica Mogherini, the UN head for foreign policy has said that the conflict has opened the doors for al-Qaeda to "fill in the gaps" as a result of lawlessness in the country
Irans Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has stated that Iran will not continue nuclear talks under the shadow of any threats.
Khader Adnan was moved into solitary confinement in Hadrim Israeli prison two weeks ago and has begun a second hunger strike protesting his imprisonment. In 2012, Adnan held a 66-day hunger strike, protesting his continued detention and was released on April 17 that year.
The leader of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, has said in a televised speech that his group will launch an attack inside Syria
People have been injured in earthquake that has hit northeastern Iran.
The Gulf summit brings together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All but Oman are in the Saudi-led coalition that launched air strikes in Yemen in late March against the Houthi
Hezbollah fighters ambushed a Nusra Front convoy on the outskirts of an east Lebanon border town Tuesday, killing at least a dozen gunmen.
Oil production to be reduced seems unlikely with a meeting for OPEC set for June 5.
Contaminated water, few functioning wells, and electricity that is distributed for only one hour a day has annihilated the Yarmouk refugee camp.
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools on the southern border with Yemen, and have suspended flights until further notice
The press secretary for President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has called for a meeting between former associates of the Houthi and other political forces to discuss the current war.
Witnesses reported additional raids in the town of Birzeit in the West Bank's Ramallah province.
New Amnesty Internatinal report says civilians in Aleppo bearing the brunt of 'systematic killing.'
Hollande was welcomed at King Khalid International Airport by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz