World Bulletin / News Desk
Lebanese prime minister has eulogized Turkey's efforts for release of Lebanese hostages who have been kidnapped in Syria.
"Turkey is playing a crucial role for release of 11 Lebanese hostages who have been abducted in Syria. I suppose that they are going to set them free gradually," Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati told reporters on Monday in Beirut, the Lebanese capital.
11 Lebanese hostages were kidnapped in the Aleppo district of Azaz on May 22, shortly after crossing into Syria from Turkey. They were on their way back to Lebanon following a pilgrimage to Shiite holy sites in Iran.
Iran Petroleum Contract to launch joint ventures for crude oil and gas production with international companies being paid a share of the total output
ISIL sweeps towards the opposition strongholds of Marea and nearby Azaz in Aleppo province, forcing thousands of civilians to flee
At least 23 rebels and 15 Yemeni soldiers died as a result of the latest fighting
Elite troops support SDF fighters in operation to seize control of northern Raqqa, the home province of ISIL 'capital'
Development comes as ongoing Yemen talks in Kuwait remain in deadlock
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group counted 10 air strikes on the city of Idlib in the evening, which it said killed dozens of civilians, including children
Palestine, Turkmenistan agree to bolster diplomatic ties
The new terminal, due to be completed in six years, will raise capacity at Kuwait's only airport to 25 million passengers annually from around seven million now
Appointment of Avigdor Lieberman comes as quid pro quo for his Yisrael Beiteinu party joining fragile Netanyahu government
Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's supreme guide, has already been sentenced to death and prison terms in other trials
'The coalition crisis is over and the cabinet will convene tomorrow (Monday) morning to approve the appointment of the ministers,' Netanyahu's Likud party says
Mohammed Alloush condemns the international community's 'inability to enforce resolutions, in particular regarding humanitarian issues, (such as) the lifting of sieges, access to aid, the release of prisoners and adherence to the ceasefire'
'Iraq's problem is religious conflicts caused by Iranian interference,' says Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir
Israeli forces arrest Palestinians accused of being involved in bombing that injured 19 people
'More than 6,000 civilians, most of them women and children, were able to flee areas in the countryside of Aleppo province' as ISIL launches an offensive against the Syrian opposition
'After two series of negotiations without any results because of obstacles raised by the Saudis, Iranian pilgrims will unfortunately not be able to take part in the hajj,' state media reported