Amman, Sep 26 : The King of Jordan has reappointed Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki and ordered him to form a new government following a recent parliamentary election in the country in which the Muslim Brotherhood has made its return as a parliamentary force, officials said.
Jerusalem, Sep 26 : Facebook has apologised for disabling accounts of several Palestinian journalists and activists, saying "the pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate".
New York, Sept 26 : Amid the unprecedented military assault on eastern Aleppo, where fireballs from incendiary bombs "light up the pitch darkness," the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria on Sunday strongly appealed to the Security Council - particularly permanent members Russia and the United States - to rescue a recently collapsed cessation of hostilities, end the bloodshed and speed aid into the iconic city where, overall, some two million people remain under a de facto siege.
United Nations, Sep 26 : The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Tehran, Sep 26 : The no-fly zone proposal for Syria will only strengthen the terrorists and their supporters, a senior Iranian military official said on Sunday.
London [UK], Sept. 25 (ANI): The British authorities have confiscated the passport of a prominent Syrian activist and critic of President Bashar al-Assad at the request of the Syrian Government, effectively preventing her from travelling and blocking her work.
London [UK], Sept. 25 : The United Nations Security Council will today meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after his troops tightened their siege of Aleppo after another 24 hours of intense bombardment that left dozens dead and nearly two million without water.
Sanaa, Sep 25 : At least 10 civilians were killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Sunday in Yemen's Ibb province, the media reported.
Washington, Sep 25 : The Foreign Ministers of Germany, France, Italy, Britain, the European Union (EU) and the US have asked Russia to "prove it is willing" to salvage efforts to reach a ceasefire in Syria.
United Nations, Sep 25 : The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on the current situation in Syria on Sunday, officials said.
New York, Sept 25 : Accusing the United Nations Security Council of "shameful indifference" and "failure" in stopping the mass atrocities committed in Syria, Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick mounted the podium of the General Assembly on Saturday to call on the 15-member body to face up to its responsibilities with a change of political culture.
New York, Sept 24 : The blood of Syrians has not been enough to quench terrorism's thirst, Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the United Nations on Saturday, stressing that the scourge has claimed lives in other countries, "including those that have supported and sponsored it," and further, these innocent people are now paying for the mistakes and short-sighted policies adopted by their governments.
Damsacus, Sep 24 : Syrian forces backed by Palestinian groups succeeded Saturday to recapture a camp of Palestinian refugees in Aleppo from the hands of rebels.
Moscow, Sep 24 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday that the United States had apologized to Syrian President Bashar Assad for the airstrikes against Syrian government troops.
Damascus, Sep 24 : Intensified bombings on the Syrian city of Aleppo have left at least two million persons without water, the UN said.
Cairo [Egypt], Sept. 24 : In the aftermath of the death of around 300 people due to the sinking of an overloaded ship off Egypt's Mediterranean city of Rosetta, Chinese media has blamed the interventionist policies of the West for the tragedy.
London [UK], Sept. 24 : The death toll in this week's latest shipwreck rose to about 300 on Friday after the sinking of an overloaded ship off Egypt's Mediterranean city of Rosetta.
Damascus, Sep 24 : At least 22 rebels were killed after the Syrian Air Force bombed one of their headquarters, a watchdog group said.
Washington, DC [USA], Sept. 24 : President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Government of Saudi Arabia, pitting him against the Congress.
New York, Sept 24 : While political dialogue and multilateral negotiations might be tedious processes, they are nevertheless the surest way to secure lasting solutions to the world's most pressing challenges, the Prime Minister of Belgium said on Friday, joining other European leaders at the United Nations on Friday calling for broad-based diplomatic action to end five years of chaos and bloodshed in Syria.
New York, Sept 24 : Thanking the United Nations Secretary-General and Special Envoy for all the efforts they have undertaken to ensure the peace process in Yemen and "break out of the suffocating crisis" that is plaguing his country, President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour told the General Assembly on Friday that with international support, a "new Yemen" will emerge from the ruins of war.
Washinton, Sep 24 : US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that will allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, pitting him against Congress and both presidential candidates on an emotionally charged matter.
Cairo, Sep 23 : The number of migrants who perished in a shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta has now reached 138, the Youm7 news site reported on Friday, quoting local officials.
Cairo, Sep 23 : The number of migrants who perished in a shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta has reached 112, authorities said on Friday.
New York [US], Sept. 23 (ANI): The Syrian army has announced a major new offensive on rebel-held eastern Aleppo after international powers with a stake in country's civil war failed to revive a collapsed ceasefire during diplomatic talks in New York.
New York, Sept 23 : At the UN General Assembly this afternoon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea, Agapito Mba Mokuy, said the world is witnessing an overwhelming and incessant wave of immigrants who are fleeing from conflict zones, particularly in Iraq and Syria, as well as in Africa, towards Europe, in the hope of finding a tranquil area in which to live.
New York, Sept 23 : Lebanon is no longer able to assimilate additional displaced persons, and the United Nations should envision resettling the displaced Syrians within their national borders, the President of Lebanon's Council of Ministers, Tammam Salam, told the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
New York, Sept 23 : The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has never been about settlements, or about establishing a Palestinian state, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying "it's always been about the existence of a Jewish State [...] in any boundary."
New York, Sept 22 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to declare 2017 "the international year to end the Israeli occupation of our land and our people," and exert all efforts to end the decades of injustice imposed upon the Palestinian people and provide a unique opportunity for peace, stability and coexistence to prevail in the region.
Moscow, Sep 22 : Russia on Thursday said that the US has not fulfilled its obligations under a ceasefire deal in Syria.
Cairo, Sep 22 : The number of migrants who perished in a shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta has reached 42, state-run daily Al-Ahram said on Thursday.
Toronto, Sep 22 : Syrian refugee children, who do not have a permanent address to get enrolled in schools, according to the rules in Toronto, are being given free education by two Toronto School Boards, according to reports.
Cairo [Egypt], Sept.22 (ANI): At least 42 people were drowned and another 150 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Sep 22 : Saudi Arabia and India are cooperating closely in "countering the menace of terrorism" and the "robust security cooperation" between the two countries is "important not only for us but also for the entire region and beyond," the Saudi envoy here has said.
Cairo, Sep 22 : At least 42 persons were killed after a boat with some 600 refugees on board capsized off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, authorities said.
New York, Sept 22 : The United Nations needs urgent reform to confront the challenges now facing the world, from the Palestinian-Israel conflict and the bloody wars in Syria and Yemen to countering terrorism and tackling the refugee crisis, Saudi Arabia warned the General Assembly's annual general debate on Wednesday.
New York, Sept 22 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called on the members of the Security Council to fully support his Special Envoy in working on convening formal talks seeking to resolve the Syria conflict and developing proposals for future talks, or risk destroying the international community's credibility in being able to uphold "our common humanity."
Cairo, Sep 21 : At least 20 people drowned when a packed migrant boat sank off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, reports from the region said on Wednesday.
Ankara [Turkey], Sept. 21 : A man was injured during an attempted attack on the Israeli Embassy in Ankara on Wednesday, Israel's Foreign Affairs spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said.
Ankara, Sep 21 : A man with a knife who allegedly tried to enter the Israeli embassy here on Wednesday was shot in the leg by Turkish security officers, media reported.
Ankara, Sept 21 : Security forces shot and wounded a man outside the Israel embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday, media reports said.
Ankara, Sep 21 : At least one person was injured in a gun attack on the Israeli embassy in the Turkish capital city on Wednesday, media reported.
Washington, Sep 21 : The US has said it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday.
New York, Sept 21 : Calling terrorism "the cancer of our age [...] that breeds the call for extremism and violence in the minds of people," Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged the United Nations to use cultural 'weapons' to eliminate destructive ideologies via access to knowledge, transfer of technology and confronting extremist ideologies.
New York, Sept 21 : Drawing particular attention to the nearly six year crisis in Syria where hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions displaced, the President of Turkey called for urgent action to stop the conflict and persecution in the country.
New York, Sept 21 : Top United Nations officials have condemned attacks last night against a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy, as well as a SARC warehouse and health clinic in Urum al-Kubra (Big Orem), northwest of Aleppo city in Syria, in which about 20 civilians and one SARC staff member were killed and vital food and medical assistance was destroyed.
New York, Sept 21 : France launched a threefold appeal at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for the swift implementation of last December's Paris accord on climate change, a major increase in aid for Africa, and an immediate ceasefire in Syria and the provision of humanitarian aid.
London [UK], Sept. 20 : After an airstrike hit a fleet of trucks carrying food to a rebel-held area near Syria's Aleppo city, the United Nations has suspended all aid convoys in the country.
Damascus, Sep 20 : The Syrian army on Tuesday denied it had launched air strikes on UN humanitarian aid convoys in the Aleppo province, media reported.
Aleppo, Sept 20 : The United Nations has decided to suspend aid convoys in Syria, media reports said on Tuesday.
Manila, Sep 20 : A Saudi Arabian passenger plane, with 300 persons on-board, triggered fears of a hijack today in Manila after mistakenly making a distress call.
Geneva, Sep 20 : All UN humanitarian operations on Syrian territory are to remain suspended following an attack against an aid convoy, said a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Tuesday.
Manila, Sep 20 : A Saudi Arabian passenger plane, carrying 300 persons on-board, was suspected to have been hijacked and placed at an isolated position in Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport immediately after it landed here on Tuesday afternoon, media reported.
Damascus, Sep 20 : New bombardments were reported on Tuesday in Syria's Aleppo city where fighting has erupted in the southwestern districts, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Washington, Sep 20 : Donald Trump Jr., the son of Republican nominee Donald Trump, tweeted out a graphic on Monday night that compared Syrian refugees to Skittles.
United Nations, Sep 20 : The United Nations special envoy to Syria has voiced anger over the airstrike that hit an aid convoy of UN in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
Damascus, Sep 20 : A UN humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes, UN officials said, as the Syrian military declared that the week-long US-Russian brokered ceasefire had failed.
Riyadh, Sep 20 : The Saudi Interior Ministry said the country has dismantled three terror cells affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
New York, Sept 19 : Expressing disappointment that humanitarian actors have not been able to reach eastern Aleppo in Syria, the United Nations humanitarian chief urged all parties to the conflict to facilitate regular and sustained access to the besieged and hard-to-reach areas across the country.
Damascus, Sep 19 : The Syrian army announced on Monday the end of the Russian-US brokered truce in Syria, without talking about possible extension, according to the state news agency SANA.