World Bulletin / News Desk
Syrian forces backed by tanks stormed Daraya, on the outskirts of Damascus, on Thursday after 24 hours of artillery and helicopter bombardment to drive out rebels, opposition sources said.
The bombardment killed at least 15 people and wounded 150 in Daraya, situated on the southwest edge of Damascus, the sources said.
Troops were conducting house to house raids in the conservative Sunni Muslim town and making their way to the town's centre, meeting light resistance from rebels who appear to have largely withdrawn from the area, activists in Damascus said.
More than 50 people have died so far in the violence that has deepened fears post-war Libya is slipping into lawlessness
Khamenei called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including through a referendum in the region, where Palestinians are in the majority.
The Brazzaville talks have involved dozens of members of armed groups, the transitional government and civil society members
Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon is due to put forward 700 men to the force in the latest effort to improve the regional response to the militants
A Caracas court heard accusations against him of inciting crime and being the intellectual author of damages and arson.
An Arizona Republic journalist who witnessed the execution said he counted the inmate gasping for breath about 660 times.
China has long mooted this plan, but the difficulty and expense of building in such a rugged and remote region has slowed efforts.
"I do not see a ceasefire in the coming days where the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) leave," Science Minister Yaakov Peri, a former security chief said
U.S. State Secretary John Kerry said that there had been progress in the ceasefire talks.
A huge attack on a prisoner convoy in Iraq has reportedly killed at least 60 people.
Three more Gazans, including two children, were killed by Israeli strikes early on Thursday.
Militants in eastern Damascus province lay down their arms amid a rebel operation, opposition forces claimed.
Jodan's army's command says the arms would have been smuggled to a second neighboring country later through Jordan.
Hadi said all parties had agreed to withdraw fighters from Amran province. He also pledged 5 billion rials ($23.3 million) to rebuild property damaged in the fighting
The protestors chanted, “David Cameron shame on you”, and demanded to see a minister so that they could voice their objections to the UK's support of Israel.
Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time since the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system.