Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned European powers on Monday that they will “pay the price” if they send weapons to rebel forces seeking to topple him. Such a move would lead to terrorism in Europe, he told a German magazine.
An employee of a right-wing Israeli NGO has been accused of making biased edits to the English-language Wikipedia page on the Israeli-Arab conflict, raising concerns that political outfits are misusing the website to promote their own interests.
After US President Barack Obama’s administration said it would supply Syrian rebels with military aid, Syria and Russia dismissed US intelligence claims that President Bashar al-Assad’s troops had used chemical weapons against rebels.
The bloody civil conflict in Syria has killed at least 93,000 people since it began 27 months ago, according to the UN human rights office, with the Damascus region and Aleppo the sites of the highest tolls in recent months.
Twin suicide bombs targeted a Damascus police station Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as the Syrian army attacked rebel positions in Aleppo. France's foreign ministry warned Tuesday that the conflict had reached a "turning point".
A Lebanese man was killed by gunfire outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Sunday during a protest against the role of militant movement Hezbollah in the Syria conflict. Both Iran and Hezbollah are key supporters of the Bashar al-Assad regime.
A Paris museum is exhibiting photos of Palestinian suicide bombers who the museum says "lost their lives fighting against the occupation”. France's Jewish community says those commemorated belonged to groups the EU has deemed terrorist organisations.
New Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his government were sworn in Thursday and now face the challenge of reaching a power-sharing deal with Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, who have called Hamdallah's appointment illegal.