World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday an increasing stream of defectors from the Syrian army, including a Syrian general who had been close to President Bashar al-Assad, showed the situation was shifting in the country.
"If people like him, and like the generals and colonels and others who have recently defected to Turkey are any indication, regime insiders and the military establishment are starting to vote with their feet," Clinton told reporters in Paris.
Clinton earlier urged world powers at a "Friends of Syria" meeting to show Russia and China they would pay a price for impeding progress towards a democratic transition in Syria. Participants in the meeting were cheered by reports of the defection of army general Manaf Tlas.
A second Jordanian was wounded "in a shooting at a residential building inside the compound of the Israeli embassy," the police said in a statement.
Qatar's emir pledged to resolve the remaining differences, and this will help resolve the dispute, says Boris Johnson
Authorities say those killed were members of Hasm group, which government links to Muslim Brotherhood
Turkish president's two-day tour also includes Kuwait and Qatar
"Jerusalem is a red line," its chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said in a statement, adding that "no Arab or Muslim will accept violations" against the city's holy sites.
European bloc's foreign policy chief arrived in Kuwait to show support for Kuwaiti mediation to solve Gulf crisis
Regime Defense Ministry says nothing about how long cease-fire will last after 5-year siege
Foreign Ministry urges Israel not to change status quo of Al-Aqsa complex so it is accessible to all Muslims
President of the World Association of Muslim Scholars Yusuf al-Qaradavi stated that Jerusalem deals with not only the Palestinians but the entire Islamic ummah.
At least 5 Hezbollah, 17 opposition fighters reported killed
Israel criticized for ‘disproportionate’ force against Palestinians
12 militants’ vehicles destroyed, including four rigged with bombs
Israeli settlers killed in alleged stabbing attack in occupied West Bank, amid backdrop of Al-Aqsa turmoil
Qatari emir thanks Turkey for its support during crisis, says the plot against his country was pre-planned
Security measures by Israel trigger protests, with 3 Palestinians killed and nearly 400 injured