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Nearly 50 people were killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Turkey’s parliament on Thursday approved a law boosting the powers of the secret service (MIT), a move seen by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s critics as a bid to tighten his grip on…
A Tunisian diplomat is kidnapped in Tripoli in unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source tells AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan’s ambassador.
Syria has submitted a “more specific” list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials say.
Candidates for Syria’s presidential election can begin registering on April 21, when the date for the vote will be announced, a government source tells AFP.
Gulf foreign ministers hold an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh in a bid to defuse tensions between Qatar and three other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, an official says.
Clashes erupt in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to presidential election, leaving around 40 people wounded, local sources say.
A leading Taliban peace negotiator has been placed under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates, officials say, dealing a blow to President Hamid Karzai’s efforts to jump-start a nascent Afghan peace…
At least 14 people are wounded in South Sudan after gunfire breaks out during an angry demonstration outside a U.N. peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the mayor says.
The exit of Saudi’s spy chief was the result of U.S. pressure over his stance on Syria but does not signal a shift in Riyadh’s goal of toppling the Damascus regime, experts…
Palestinians gather across the West Bank and Gaza for rallies of solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving inmates.
Militants armed with automatic weapons attack a military position in northern Iraq, killing 12 soldiers, police and a morgue employee say.
Iran is complying with the terms of last year’s landmark nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly update from the U.N. atomic agency obtained by Reuters shows.
The polls open in Algeria’s presidential election with the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fourth term despite his chronic health problems.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to hold a meeting with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend their faltering peace talks.
In the Bab Touma district of Syria’s capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maloula which was retaken by government forces this week.
Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said Wednesday, underlining Amman’s concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels.
Hard-line Islamist groups active in Syria are holding hundreds of people captive, largely for financial gain or to stoke fear within the Syrian populace.
National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba said Wednesday a new round of Geneva peace talks would be possible if the government is sincere and urged China to play a bigger role in stopping…