World Bulletin / News Desk
Syrian Brigadier-General Manaf Tlas, who headed a unit of the elite Republican Guard and was a long-time ally of President Bashar al-Assad, has left Damascus and is on his way to Paris, a close family friend told Reuters on Friday.
Tlas, in his mid 40s, arrived in Turkey on Thursday from Syria and was making his way to France where his father Mustafa Tlas, a former defense minister, now lives, said the family friend.
The air strikes late Thursday targeted positions of the Iran-backed Huthi insurgents at Jebel al-Nabishuaib, on the southwestern outskirts of rebel-held Sanaa, according to witnesses.
The UN hopes to carry out the wounded from Aleppo during a pause in fighting
Travel agents have urged the Saudi government not to raise the Saudi visa fees which is having a detrimental impact on business ties
Three-day UN-backed ceasefire went into effect midnight Wednesday
The eight-strong group was the biggest deployment of Russian naval assets seen off British shores in recent years, a Royal Navy spokesman said
We love to see the children so happy, says one journalist of the city, liberated by Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield
Shop reportedly printed banners depicting perpetrator of recent shooting attack
Gunfire and artillery exchanges erupted around a crossing point near the rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr district shortly after the pause began.
There has also been speculation he could give a speech before leaving office in January that would do the same.
Children are usually the most who suffer in war with the current refugee crisis considered to be one of the largest humanitarian crisis experienced in history
Three-day truce between Yemen’s warring parties to go into effect midnight Wednesday
Orhan Buyruk was arrested late last month at Ben Gurion Airport for suspected 'spying'
"Before we can do something really meaningful... we need assurances from all parties," said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) in Geneva.
Jewish extremist groups have called on supporters to converge on Al-Aqsa compound this week to mark Sukkot
Billboards reportedly put up in Tahrir Square by TV broadcaster linked to Palestinian politician Mohamed Dahlan
Carter to discuss regional issues including latest developments in Iraq, Syria