World Bulletin / News Desk
Hamas said on Thursday that one of its members, Kamal Husni Ghanaja, was killed in his Damascus home in what the Palestinian group described as a "cowardly murder".
In a statement in Gaza, Hamas did not immediately accuse Israel, its long-time enemy, of involvement in his death, saying only that it had launched an investigation "to identify the party behind the deplorable crime".
A Hamas source in Gaza said "there were marks of torture" on Ghanaja's body. The organisation, which rules Israel-besieged Gaza Strip, did not disclose his role in the movement but said he spent his life working for the sake of God within its ranks.
Damascus has served as a base for Hamas's leadership in exile but many of the group's top officials and their families in the city have left Syria during its past 16 months of conflict. One Hamas source described Ghanaja as a mid-level military official.
Israel's Mossad intelligence service is widely believed to have been behind the assassination in Dubai in 2010 of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a top Hamas commander. Israel refused to confirm or deny its agents killed him.
Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and 130 co-defendants are accused of involvement in a mass jailbreak during Egypt's 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak.
French police released Boutros Ghali hours after he was arrested at the request of Interpol on arriving in Paris from London
In June, the government and the Tuareg rebel group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MLNA), signed a ceasefire deal.
More than 300 people remained missing, 164 poeple rescued after a South Korean ferry with 477 people aboard capsized off the country's southwest
Buganda Kingdom represents Uganda's largest ethnic group.
Former general, Pervez Musharraf was stunned by a member of his legal counsel's unplanned statement to the court.
A UN Special Rapporteur on a visit to the U.K. to investigate violence against women has been left unimpressed with the country's obvious and pervasive sexism.
The men on top of the troop carriers, some of whom were masked, were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, grenade launchers, knives and pistols.
South Africans will elect in May members of the National Assembly and provincial parliaments.
Capture in Cali shows cooperation between Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel and Colombia’s guerrilla and paramilitary groups.
A protest to draw attention to the problems with Brazil's health system while the goverment spends public money on World Cup preparations, took place in Sao Paulo on Tuesday evening.
Many of those arrested in the South C area are said to be Pakistani, Indian, Chinese and Somali nationals.
The rebels had earlier claimed full control of Bentiu, capital of the oil-producing Unity State.
Thousands of refugees from South Sudan continue to flood over the border into Ethiopia according to the The UN refugee agency.
The attempt by the Kiev government to reassert control slowly without bloodshed came on the eve of four-power talks in Geneva