World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said they conveyed to Iran that their stance on Syria did not help the solution of the Syrian crisis.
"In a quartette meeting on Syria, we have warned Iran not to provide arms and weapons to Syria," Amr indicated.
Speaking at a press conference on the quartette meeting that was also attended by Iran in Cairo, Amr stressed that "military cooperation between Iran and Syria went back 30 years".
"Iranian arms sent to Syria cause more bloodshed in the region," Amr noted.
"We shared our views on Syria with Iran in clear terms," Amr stated.
Touching on news reports in the Iranian media that Egypt took a step backward from demanding that Assad leave power, Minister Amr said that they did not want to comment on this issue.
"We believe confidentiality is crucial so that the meetings and talks are successful," Amr said.
"We can not remain silent to what is happening in Syria from the viewpoint of our consciences. I believe that the meetings and efforts made will help end the bloodshed in Syria," Amr also said.
Abdiqadir Mohamed Sidii, governor of Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia, said he believed Godane and other senior al Shabaab members had been killed.
Although fighters have been prevented from taking central Damascus, President Bashar al-Assad's forces are worried they will reach it by digging tunnels from the sprawling suburbs and outlying towns under their control.
The soldiers were part of a contingent from Chad, said a U.N. official who asked not to be named.
The UNHCR said the total includes 814,000 Ukrainians now in Russia with various forms of status, as well as compatriots who have fled to Belarus, Moldova, the three Baltic states and European Union.
The doctrine was last updated in 2010, when Russia identified NATO enlargement as a national threat and reaffirmed its right to use nuclear weapons if its existence was endangered.
The Saudi security source said the fire started after a "stray" bullet hit the pipeline after shots were fired at security forces patrolling the oil-rich Eastern Province
The volatile situation in Tripoli has been exacerbated by separate clashes in the eastern port city of Benghazi
Former Israeli army chief-of-staff Gabi Ashkenazi faces charges of breach of trust and passing classified information to an unauthorized source.
Hadi had dismissed the government and planned to cut petrol and diesel prices, partly meeting demands of Houthi protesters who have poured into the capital.
Fifteen more Ukrainian servicemen were killed in fighting in the past 24 hours
The militants launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 km (45 miles) from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri
The discussions with Kerry will focus on establishing "a timeframe for ending Israel's occupation to be agreed as soon as possible and not after the end of this year", said a Palestinian official
President Toomas Hendrik said "yes" when asked at a news conference if he wanted permanent NATO bases in Estonia.
By convening a joint session of parliament, where Sharif has a solid majority, the prime minister seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in control of the situation.
The relatives of soldiers taken by the militant group from Tikrit north of Baghdad had been scheduled to address parliament about the fate of their loved ones
Organisers bemoan that their human rights now being abused following military's 11th hour intervention.