World Bulletin / News Desk
Israel will block any influx of Syrian refugees into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday as Syrian rebels pressed home a campaign to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
"They (refugees) have not chosen to come close to us, but in the event of the regime's downfall, which could happen..., (Israeli forces) here are alert and ready, and if we have to stop waves of refugees, we will stop them," Barak said while gazing across the frontier, fighting visible in the distance.
Some two km (1.2 mile) away, smoke from mortar shells could be seen billowing over the Syrian village of Jubata and gunfire was heard as Syrian insurgents kept up pressure in a 16-month-old revolt against Assad.
Israel occupied the Golan in 1981, a move condemned internationally.
Turkey, which stretches along Syria's northern border, has given shelter to more than 40,000 Syrians since March 2011.
North Korea's embassies abroad play a key role in aiding and abetting shadowy companies, the report said, confirming long-held suspicions of the international community.
Now in its fifth day, the hunger strike was called by detainees demanding an end to U.S. deportations and better conditions at the privately run Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
"Kenyan fighter jets bombarded on Tuesday a camp of Al-Shabaab in Bardera, Gedo region, killing 32 and injuring 10," Ali Matan, Gedo deputy governor, told a local radio station on Wednesday.
Japan's ties with both neighbours have worsened over bilateral territorial disputes and a feeling in Seoul and Beijing that Tokyo has not atoned for its wartime aggression.
A Louisiana man who has spent nearly three decades on death row walked free, after prosecutors said in late 2013 "credible evidence" came to their attention "supporting a finding that Ford was neither present at, nor a participant in, the robbery and murder"
Around 5,200 Anbar families have found refuge in Kurdistan, where many are now staying in hotels and holiday resorts.
The law to raise the minimum required votes to gain seats in the parliament was passed with 67 votes out of 120 in favor of the change, much to the dismay of minority parties including those set up to represent Palestinians.
Guterres said his biggest worry is that "a total disaster" could occur if the international community diverts its attention away from Syria's conflict
Zeidan was in Malta for two hours late on Tuesday on a refuelling stop before going to "another European country", Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told state-owned television TVM.
Moscow's Basmanny District Court ruled that Yarosh should be arrested for making "public calls for terrorist and extremist activities via the media".
With no concrete evidence to explain the plane's disappearance, authorities have not ruled out anything
Sisi, Mubarak's chief of military intelligence, had to be president of "all Egyptians", Moussa said in his office
The Philippines air dropped food and water to soldiers stationed on a grounded transport ship on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, after China blocked two Filipino supply ships from reaching the troops
The UAE had been among the first Arab states to financially and diplomatically support Egypt's army-backed interim government following Morsi's ouster.
South American leaders will hold talks for solution to Venezuela's political and economic crisis.
At least six people were killed and seven injured in three days of clashes between ethnic Kalenjin people and Luo tribesmen in the Rift Valley Province.