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.
Pakistan, Afghanistan and US-led ISAF have agreed to launch an operation against Taliban on both sides of Pak-Afghan border, a top Pakistani official says
A new agreement between the Malawian government and the IMF will help address the country's economic challenges.
There will be no turning back in the recent thaw in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, says a leading Turkish academic.
With fears that there are attempts to spoil the consensus, both presidential contenders have downplayed the threats from from ISIL members saying that the Tunisian people will not be intimidated by these threats.
UN Secretary General has urged local communities to strictly follow health guidelines to stop the spread of the disease.
Despite the promise of $5.4 billion in in aid, only $100 million has been given for shelter and repair, with that money running out in January 2015.
Vaccination rates in Syria have plunged to 52% and contaminated water spreading typhoid and malaria in Syria
Sent home after raising yellow umbrellas at Macau pier during Chinese president’s visit to mark region’s handover anniversary
Israeli forces fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse Palestinians who had gathered demonstrations against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank
Egypt police detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids in five cities...
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Germany is ready to do its bit to provide humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees
Turkish citizens travelling to or living in Lebanon should be careful and vigilant, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said
Fresh casualties put militant death toll at nearly 100 in three days after brutal Pakistani Taliban attack on school in northwestern city of Peshawar.
6 people have died as a result of the siege by the Al-Shabaab, making it difficult to transfer basic commodities with those transferred in trucks being torched or stolen.
Women currently serve on the front line but do not allow them to join units whose main aim is to engage and kill the enemy.
Former North Korean computer science professor says that the ultimate goal in cyber strategy would be to attack the national infrastructure of South Korea and United States.