Assad helicopters drop barrel bombs on Daraa

Assad militia helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Daraa on Friday (June 22) for the first time in a year, in defiance of US and UN demands

Assad shelling kills 4, injures 12 in Syria’s Daraa

sectarian militias have shelled cities and towns in the city of Daraa, south of Syria, killing and injuring civilians

Assad airstrikes kill civilians in Idlib

A child was also killed and seven civilians were injured after Assad war planes targeted the city of Binnish in Idlib eastern countryside

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Donald Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal


In an issued statement by the Lebanese Presidency Information Bureau on Saturday, it indicated the following: "Although the current naturalization decree has been issued through legal channels

UN expert urges access to Myanmar’s conflict-hit Arakan

A U.N. expert on the impact of conflict on children expressed concern Tuesday over a lack of access to Myanmar’s Arakan state, where army-led violence has prompted about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring

3 more Gazans die of wounds, death toll rises to 65

Three Palestinian on Saturday succumbed to wounds they sustained during protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation earlier this week, according to the Health Ministry

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marry in Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel

In a ceremony watched by 600 guests — and millions of people on TV worldwide — the pair vowed to love, comfort, honour and protect each other


In an issued statement by the Interior and Municipalities Ministry on Saturday, it indicated that it has placed a hotline (1766) at the service of the Central Operations Chamber for the Parliamentary Elections

EU readies more sanctions against Myanmar

The European Union will extend its arms embargo on Myanmar for another year this week and may then move to target more Yangon generals with fresh sanctions, EU diplomats and officials said

Assad cannot be part of Syria solution - EU

Within the EU, holding a meeting today (April 16), most governments now agree that Assad cannot continue as president for peace talks to succeed

Trump signals strikes against Syria, lays into Assad backer Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years with hard labour for Rohingya massacre

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to "10 years in prison with hard labour in a remote area" for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in a village in north-western Rakhine state last September, the army said

War crimes prosecutor seeks jurisdiction over Rohingya deportations

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity

Deadly gas attack reported on Syrian rebel enclave, Damascus denies

A Syrian rebel group accused government forces on Saturday of launching a deadly chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta

Gazans converge on Israel border for 2nd week of demos

Since Friday morning, thousands of Palestinians have converged on the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel to take part in ongoing anti-occupation demonstrations

2 more Palestinians martyred amid ongoing Gaza rallies

A Palestinian man was martyred by Israeli army forces on Thursday near the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Thursday

Britain: We raise the issue of Rohingya constantly in international forums to create awareness of the importance of resolving it

The British prime minister said her country is constantly raising the issue of the oppressed Rohingya in the United Nations and directly with the Myanmar government “to continuously create awareness that this issue must be addressed by people”

Israeli violence in Gaza 'unlawful, calculated': HRW

'Israel did not present any evidence that Palestinians used firearms’ during the March 30 Land Day demonstrations

Myanmar lures Bangladeshi Buddhists to take over Rohingya land: Officials

Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya