World Bulletin / News Desk
Syria's Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's administration and joined the opposition to his rule, a spokesman said on Monday in a statement broadcast on Al Jazeera television.
"I announce today my defection from the killing and terrorist regime and I announce that I have joined the ranks of the freedom and dignity revolution. I announce that I am from today a soldier in this blessed revolution," Hijab said in a statement read in his name by the spokesman.
The spokesman said Hijab was in a safe place.
The sudden reverses for the Ukrainian military appeared to confirm the arrival of Russian forces to support the separatists
At least 75,000 people have been directly affected in the town of Bogra alone and at least 50 educational institutions have been shut down due to the flood.
The photographs would be released in redacted form to conceal the identities of any individuals.
News of Abe's condolence message was expected to further strain ties with China over Japan's war record.
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
Australia has set aside A$80 million to A$90 million for the search, already the most expensive ever undertaken.
Modi and host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also expected to strengthen defence ties, speeding up talks on the sale of an amphibious aircraft to the Indian navy.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad confirmed the new cabinet established after controversial June 3 elections.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday to discuss the negotiations with world powers
American officials appear to be accelerating efforts to build a wide coalition of countries that can sap ISIL's strength in both Iraq and Syria.
The red shirts formed after his ouster and staged numerous demonstrations against what they see as conservative forces that control business and power in Thailand.
Unions demand higher wages and tax breaks as inflation surges.
Tahir Qadri says Thursday will be 'revolution day' for Pakistan, hinting at nation-wide protests.
Boat accidents are rampant in Nigeria, largely because most operators use wooden boats with little safety measures.
"We will take further measures against Egypt and the United Arab Emirates over their violation of Libyan sovereignty," Omar Humaidan, spokesman for the outgoing General National Congress said.
Morsi faces charges of leaking Egyptian national security documents to Qatar when he was president, according to a source.