World Bulletin / News Desk
An attack in the Syrian village of Tremseh appeared to target the homes of army defectors and activists, and assailants used weapons including artillery and mortars, a statement by the spokesman for the U.N. observers in Syria said on Saturday.
The observers entered the village on Saturday after activists said about 220 people had been killed there by President Bashar al-Assad's troops.
The observers saw damaged houses and a burned school and planned to return to the village on Sunday, the statement said, adding the number of casualties was unclear.
The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured the Quneitra post on the Syrian side from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after fierce clashes
The Thai junta is reversing original policy of stopping all direct subsidies and is now helping to stabilize rubber prices and extending millions in loans.
The Ukrainian military said that more Russian soldiers had crossed the border into eastern Ukraine, entering the small town of Amvrosiyivka in five armoured infantry carriers and a truck.
Imran Farooq was stabbed to death in the British capital in 2010
Apart from clarifying the two issues in the IAEA's investigation, the U.N. agency wants Iran to agree on future steps to address other outstanding topics.
Britain's Metropolitan police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said "something like" control orders should be re-introduced to address the threat from homegrown fighters.
A U.N. spokesman confirmed there had been a "temporary disruption" to the process but declined to elaborate.
In his first public remarks since the start of the crisis, he did not say explicitly how the deadlock might be solved but said he was fully committed to democracy.
The group, which has recently made peace with the government in return for more autonomous powers in the Muslim-dominated Bangsamoro region, is said to be planning to launch the party once autonomy has been granted.
U.S. academic Steven Salaita's contract withdrawn by an American university, which brought the limitations of freedom of speech in the country.
Amir Hetsroni, a professor of communication at Ariel University in the occupied West Bank, dismissed claims that academic boycotts were merely 'anti-Semitic.'
UN investigators says "reasonable grounds" to believe Syrian government used chemical weapons on 8 occasions in April
Iran, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France and the U.K. are all supplying arms to the Kurdish Regional Government forces.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire went into effect on Tuesday, bringing to a halt 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks on the blockaded coastal enclave.
The same wartime leaders are enshrined along with war dead at the more widely known Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, visits to which by Japanese leaders typically outrage China
Karzai responded to the NATO invitation by saying either his successor as Afghan president or a member of the current government would attend instead.