World Bulletin / News Desk
A commissioned officer staged Wednesday's bomb attack in Syrian capital of Damascus, an opponent has claimed.
Dr. Mohammad Suri, a prominent opposition intellectual, told the Anadolu Agency on Thursday that the attack on the building during a National Security Council meeting actually targeted Bashar al-Assad, but it failed.
Suri said that it was not a suicide attack, stating that it was staged by a commissioned officer from the opposition.
Assad's brother Mahir Assad was injured seriously in the attack, he said.
Suri said the blast boosted morale of the opposition.
'Hundreds of thousands of people are trapped in 17 other besieged locations,' says UN human rights chief
The court ordered a retrial in the case for Mohamed Badie and seven co-defendants
Egyptian security officials say gunmen have killed a senior army officer in the capital, Cairo.
Saudi television reports Houthi leader Hassan Sharif killed in clashes
A confidential report submitted to the U.N. Security Council on Friday found Syrian government forces responsible for a third toxic gas attac
Russian UN envoy confirms suspension of airstrikes will continue until Monday if 'armed groups' hold their fire
Move comes four days after Syrian intelligence chief meets Egyptian officials in Cairo
Syrian opposition fighter says liberation of Jarabulus sparked wave of new faces joining anti-ISIL militia
In Jerusalem, meanwhile, extremist Jewish settlers converge on Al-Aqsa in hundreds
The air strikes late Thursday targeted positions of the Iran-backed Huthi insurgents at Jebel al-Nabishuaib, on the southwestern outskirts of rebel-held Sanaa, according to witnesses.
The UN hopes to carry out the wounded from Aleppo during a pause in fighting
Travel agents have urged the Saudi government not to raise the Saudi visa fees which is having a detrimental impact on business ties
Three-day UN-backed ceasefire went into effect midnight Wednesday
The eight-strong group was the biggest deployment of Russian naval assets seen off British shores in recent years, a Royal Navy spokesman said
We love to see the children so happy, says one journalist of the city, liberated by Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield
Shop reportedly printed banners depicting perpetrator of recent shooting attack