Syria 'torture' photos silence UN Security Council membersMembers of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
Iraq closes notorious Abu Ghraib jail over security fearsIraqi authorities have closed down the notorious Abu Ghraib prison facility west of Baghdad over security concerns, Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimmari said in an online statement...
Syrian army retakes Christian town near border with LebanonSyrian regime forces reportedly retook the ancient Christian hamlet of Maalula from Islamist rebels on Monday.
War in Syria has turned in regime’s favour, Assad saysSyria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the country’s civil war has turned in the regime’s favour.
Syria rebels, government blame each other for new gas attackSyrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.
FRANCE - SYRIA
French jihadist defends taking baby to war-torn SyriaThe French father of 2-year-old Assia has denied kidnapping charges after he took the girl to Syria and joined an armed rebel group linked to al Qaeda, saying he has acted in accor...
KUWAIT - SYRIA
Kuwait gives $250m to aid Syrian reliefKuwait is donating $249.5 million to help relieve Syria’s devastating humanitarian crisis, the United Nations announced on Monday.
ISRAEL - PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Israel scraps Palestinian prisoner release in blow to peace talksIsrael has cancelled plans to release Palestinian prisoners and has called for US-sponsored peace talks to be reviewed, an official said Thursday.
Palestinians renew UN push after Israel delays prisoner releasePalestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour said official requests were submitted Wednesday to join 15 UN conventions and treaties after Israel failed to release a fourth batch of prisoners...
SYRIA - SPAIN
Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria releasedAl Qaeda-linked militants have freed two Spanish journalists taken hostage in Syria last year and held captive for more than six months, the newspaper one of the men worked for rep...
Palestinian prisoner release delayed, officials sayIsrael's planned release of Palestinian prisoners on Saturday has been delayed but efforts are being made to resolve the "crisis", a senior Palestinian official said...
Lebanese soldiers killed in attack on army checkpointAt least three soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at an army checkpoint in the Lebanese town of Arsal near the Syrian border, Lebanese military sources...
Taliban attacks election headquarters ahead of presidential voteTaliban insurgents attacked the main Afghan election commission’s Kabul headquarters on Saturday, targeting the fortified compound with guns and rocket-propelled grenades as part o...
US-Saudi interests remain 'aligned', Obama tells King AbdullahUS President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah discussed the "tactical differences" in their approach to regional issues but agreed to remain strategically "align...
SYRIA - FRANCE