World Bulletin / News Desk
An attack in the Syrian village of Tremseh appeared to target the homes of army defectors and activists, and assailants used weapons including artillery and mortars, a statement by the spokesman for the U.N. observers in Syria said on Saturday.
The observers entered the village on Saturday after activists said about 220 people had been killed there by President Bashar al-Assad's troops.
The observers saw damaged houses and a burned school and planned to return to the village on Sunday, the statement said, adding the number of casualties was unclear.
ISIL has seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq, taking over more than 50% of Syria.
Saudi shells hit Yemen international aid office, killing 5 Ethiopian refugees.
On Sunday, ISIL took control of Ramadi after overrunning Iraqi forces in the area and are now in full control after local police and Iraqi army forces withdrew from the city.
Palmyra is a strategic military gain, home to modern army installations and situated on a desert highway linking the capital Damascus with Syria's eastern provinces.
The ancient city of Palymyra has fallen to ISIL with Assad forces trapped in DerzZor
President El-Sisi has met with US Central Command head General Austin in Cairo
The UK had condemned the regime's use of barrel bombs after mobile phone video footage emerged showing barrel bombs being dropped from a helicopter.
Head of European Union delegation to Iraq said a new representative office will be opened in Iraq with the aim of improving relations with Kurdish region
Syrian has evacuated citizens from the ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday after ISIL infiltrated the ancient city.
ISIL members seized around a third of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday.
Netanyahu has tightened his grip on Israel's communications sector and has fired the Communication Ministry director-general.
Israel has accused 10 Palestinians of using Facebook to incite anti-Israel violence in East Jerusalem.
The Qatari government says journalist and team broke Qatari law while gathering information on migrant workers'
Syrian antiquities chief says that "small groups" of gunmen had entered the central city and called international community to save the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Yemen foreign minister says government might not attend talks