World Bulletin/News Desk
Arab foreign ministers will meet on Sunday in Jeddah to discuss developments in Syria and selecting a replacement for Kofi Annan, the United Nations-Arab League envoy, Egyptian state TV said on Saturday.
The meeting comes before Muslim leaders meet in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit.
"Arab foreign ministers will hold a meeting tomorrow in Jeddah to discuss who will be appointed as a successor to Annan," deputy Arab League chief Ahmed Ben Helli told reporters.
US envoy Michael Ratney calls on Syrian opposition groups to respect the truce despite Assad regime's violations
The Moscow-proposed move aims to 'stabilise the situation' in the areas
Saudi embassy in Ankara rejects claims that Iranian nationals were being hindered from taking part in Hajj pilgrimage
More than 300 UNRWA-run schools 'across the region have been impacted, attacked or otherwise rendered inoperable by conflict or violence in the last five years'
'The bilateral agreement to develop the Chabahar port and related infrastructure, and availability of about $500 million from India for this purpose, is an important milestone,' Indian PM says
Proposals to apply death penalty in ‘terrorism’ cases may only be used against Palestinians, Israeli media reports
Benjamin Netanyahu offers to hold direct talks with the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Paris
The extremist group takes responsibility for attacks in Syria and Yemen that killed more that 150 people
'A joint meeting between the two delegations to the Yemen peace talks has started in the morning,' UN envoy says
A monitor says the air strikes targeted Castello road, which was still open but dangerous
A monitor says four blasts, at least one of them a suicide attack, hit the coastal city of Jableh
Iran says it has no plans to freeze its oil production ahead of a key OPEC meeting in June, as the country seeks to regain its market share following the lifting of Western sanctions,
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asserts that no theories can be ruled out for finding the cause of plane crash
Manuel Valls says Israel should have some faith in a peace initiative forwarded by France and that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is the only way forward
Several districts of Sanaa rocked by explosions as Saudi-led coalition warplanes drop sound bombs on Yemen’s capital
'There is no particular theory we can affirm right now,' Egyptian president says