World Bulletin / News Desk
As the Free Syrian Army battles government forces to gain full control of the country's largest city and main commercial hub Aleppo, rebels say they lack ammunition.
"We have no ammo for our anti-aircraft guns and rocket launchers. And we need bullets for our machine rifles as well. I believe we would control the city in a few days if we receive ammunition," Ahmad Al Hatip with the FSA Brigade Tawhid told the Anadolu Agency at a headquarters which commands around 5,000 rebels fighting for Aleppo.
London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that the rebels shelled a military airport near Aleppo with tanks they had captured from Assad forces in what is reportedly the first use of heavy weapons in the anti-regime revolt since it began in March of 2011.
"Peres apologized as the president of the state of Israel for the death of Judge Raed Zeiter, expressing his regret for what happened and asserting Israel's commitment to pursuing investigations into the incident jointly with the Jordanian side," the statement, carried by Jordan's state-run Petra news agency, said.
Hundreds of thousands of federal government employees were ordered to stay home in the Washington area. Schools, colleges and local governments shut throughout the affected region
Abbas pressed for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to go ahead with the scheduled release of a final group of Palestinian prisoners by the end of March.
Obama's order freezes any assets in the United States and bans travel to the 11 individuals named as responsible for the Russian move into Crimea.
"We have started today discussing the longer term, the need to reduce European dependence on Russian energy over many years to come," British Foreign Secretary Hague said
Iran has a four step plan to resolve the Syrian crisis, which has not yet been made public, said a statement by the Iranian deputy FM.
India took over from China as the world's number one arms importer in 2010 as it continues to indulge in its spending binge.
The accusation was made at a time of increasing tension between the two countries as Lithuania nervously watches its former overlord asserting itself in Ukraine.
Ukraine recalled its ambassador to Russia on Monday for consultations on the international ramifications of the situation in its Crimea region
'We fear renewed oppression and a repear of the 1944 exile,' said community leader Hosgun Nasuf.
The council showed footage of bodies being burned inside the tent city and the fatal shooting of the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagi.
Crimean government official said "These sanctions will not affect the work of Sergei Aksyonov and Vladimir Konstantinov, nor will they interfere in the process of Crimea's accession into Russia"
Thousands gathered in Ramallah's central Manara Square to back the Palestinian leader and urge him not to concede what they say are inalienable Palestinian rights.
The region says it will pay its own way in March, but the financial squeeze shows how reliant Kurdistan remains on Baghdad
Many Chinese cities have set up baby hatches, which consist of an incubator and a delayed alarm, to protect unwanted newborns
The arrests were carried out by a terrorism investigation department of the police, which works closely with the military in the north