World Bulletin / News Desk
Hamas has shut down its bureau in Syria permanently and moved its staff members in Syria to the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), a Hamas official said that the Political Bureau administration gave orders to Hamas executives working in Syria to move to Cairo.
The same source said that Hamas officials in Syria will begin working in Cairo as of October.
"Hamas had obtained permission from Egyptian officials to open a new bureau in Cairo six months ago but did not inform the media on such a development perhaps due to a request by the Egyptian government or due to expectations on the end of crisis in Syria," the Hamas source told the AA.
A US surveillance plane had its transponders turned off during anincident near the Russian border
Britain has granted refugee status to former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed who was imprisoned in 2015 after a trial that drew international criticism
Police have lifted a number of blockades but a number of French regions have resorted to imposing fuel restrictions per vehicle.
Police claim operation to transfer thousands of people will be smooth and gradual
EIB eyes increasing its contributions to projects aimed at mitigating refugee crisis
Ukrainian leader Petro Porochenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with France's Hollande and Russia's Putin also call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the eastern Ukraine
State Dept. does not support group's desire for semi-autonomous zones in northern Syria
Turkish presidential sources say Erdogan and Merkel agree to revisit thorny issue of anti-terror law reform
Interior Ministry reports a record increase in far-right violence, attacks against asylum centers
Azerbaijani president says 1 million 'have been forced to flee the places they were born' by Armenian actions
It took only 31,000 votes for Alexander Van der Bellen the "lesser evil" to beat far-right Norbert Hofer
'Our meeting is the message,' Pope Francis declares after meeting with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb
More than 60 heads of state and government with top NGOs gather in Istanbul, aiming to better keep conflicts from erupting and ensure legal retribution for those guilty of humanitarian crimes
Pilot of doomed EgyptAir flight asked to make emergency landing moments before crash, according to French air investigations agency
Development comes amid freshly-launched military campaign aimed at retaking city from notorious terrorist group
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says world humanitarian organizations 'must work closer together' and 'share priorities'