Brussels, May 28 : The European Union (EU) on Friday announced extending of EU restrictive measures against the Syrian government until June 1, 2017.
Edinburgh, May 27 : Scotland has welcomed more Syrian refugees than any other region in Britain since Downing Street vowed to take in 20,000 displaced people, government figures show. The stats also reveal Britain has taken in a mere 8 percent of this quota to date.
Paris, May 27 : A French soldier was attacked in what may have been revenge for France's military action in Syria. The sergeant was slashed twice with a box-cutter knife by two assailants, according to local media.
New York, May 27 : Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is evacuating most of its staff and patients from Al Salamah hospital in northern Syria after an Islamic State offensive in Azaz, in Aleppo governorate, approached the area.
Jerusalem, May 27 : Israel's Environmental Protection Minister Avi Gabbay resigned from his post on Friday amid the recent addition of Avigdor Lieberman's ultranationalist party to the coalition.
Riyadh, May 27 : A Saudi husband has been arrested for shooting a male doctor who assisted during his wife's childbirth. The shooter believed the doctor had no right to be present during labour and that only a female gynaecologist should have assisted the delivery.
Kabul, May 27 : Reaffirming its support to Afghanistan in peace talks with the Taliban, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are as active in the country.
Cairo, May 27 : Hundreds of people on Thursday gathered in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of the recent EgyptAir plane crash.
Cairo, May 27 : Airbus has detected signals from the Mediterranean Sea where the EgyptAir flight 804 crashed last week, media reports said.
Damascus, May 27 : A mass grave combining the bodies of 65 Syrian soldiers was uncovered on Thursday near Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.
Vatican City, May 26 : Pope Francis has prayed for both the victims of the string of the noxious terror attacks that rocked Syria this week, and those responsible for the blasts asking for God's compassion to "convert" their hearts.
Tehran, May 26 : As many as 17 prisoners were executed in Iran in the past two days for crimes including murder, rape and drugs trafficking, the Iran Human Rights (IHR) website reported on Wednesday.
New York, May 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Syria on Thursday told the Security Council that he intends to begin the next round of intra-Syrian talks 'as soon as feasible, but certainly not within the next two to three weeks,' the Organization reported on Thursday.
New York, May 27 (Just Earth News):The United Nations envoy for Yemen said on Thursday that hope is emanating from the ongoing peace talks for the country as the warring parties started discussing details of elements that would be included in a comprehensive agreement.
Damascus, May 26 : Several bombings rocked positions of the US-backed rebels in northern Syria on Wednesday, a monitor group reported.
Moscow, May 26 : The Russian Defence Ministry has denied reports that Islamic State militants destroyed four Russian helicopters at an air base in Syria's Homs province.
Moscow, May 26 : Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of Islamic State fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia's top security body revealed.
Abu Dhabi, May 26 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is slated to participate in the 19th session of the Arab-German Business Forum, which opens in Berlin on Thursday.
Jerusalem, May 26 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, an ultra-nationalist legislator, signed a deal on Wednesday to expand the governing coalition.
United Nations, May 24 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday condemned the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of civilians in the Syrian coastal cities.
Tartous/Lattakia, May 23 : At least 78 people were killed as series of bombings, which was carried out by militants, rocked the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh in Syria on Monday, media reports said.
Vatican City, May 23 : At a landmark meeting here on Monday, Pope Francis and Egypt's top Muslim cleric Ahmad al-Tayyeb agreed to oppose violence and terrorism and to strive to protect minority Christians in the Middle East, the Vatican said in a statement.
Tehran, May 22 : India on Monday signed 12 agreements with Iran, including a pact to develop the strategic Chabahar port on the Persian Gulf nation's southern coast.
Cairo, May 23 : Egypt has mobilised a robot submarine in the hunt for black box of an EgyptAir plane that had crashed over the Mediterranean with 66 people aboard.
Damascus, May 23: A series of bomb blasts in two Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous left at least 100 people dead and dozens wounded on Monday, in a government-controlled area that hosts Russian forces.
Damascus, May 23 : At least 74 people were killed in multiple bombings that rocked two Syrian coastal cities on Monday.
Sanaa, May 23: At least 45 people have been killed by a pair of suicide bombers in the southern city of Aden in Yemen.
Tehran, May 23 : President Dr. Hassan Rouhani on Monday said India and Iran discussed about sharing of intelligence to check the menace of terrorism, as its tentacles are spreading over Syria, Yemen and many other areas in the region.
Aden, May 23 : At least 49 people were on Monday killed in two suicide bombings targeting army recruits and a military brigade in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, a security official said.
Aden, May 23 : At least 25 soldiers were killed and 23 injured when a suicide bombing rocked an army base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Monday, a security official said.
Damascus, May 23 : At least 74 people were killed on Monday when several bombings rocked two Syrian coastal cities, Xinhua news agency reported.
Washington D.C., May 23 : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on live television, the start of an operation to recapture the city of Falluja from the clutches of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Baghdad, May 23 : An offensive to retake the besieged city of Fallujah from Islamic State has begun, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday. Local residents have been told to evacuate via secured routes.
New York, May 22: Iraqi military on Sunday asked the residents of ISIS-held Falluja city to flee their homes as they prepared for an operation to wipe out the terror group from the metropolis.
Muscat, May 22 : India and Oman have signed an MoU on defence cooperation among others during Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's visit to the Gulf country, an official statement said on Sunday.
Cairo, May 22 : Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday said there was immediately no firm assumption as to why the Egyptair plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last week.
New York, May 22 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Saturday held an unprecedented consultative meeting in Cairo with delegations of member States of the League of Arab States, discussing, among others, developments of the Palestinian issue, the Middle East peace process, updates on the situation in both Libya and Somalia.
Cairo, May 22 : Egypt's military on Saturday released images of wreckage and personal belongings as search continued for flight data and cockpit voice recorders belonging to an EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cairo, May 22 : The Egyptian investigation committee said on Saturday that it's "too early" to make judgments over the reason behind the recent EgyptAir plane crash.
Cairo, May 21 : The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has slammed CNN's coverage of an EgyptAir plane crash as "disrespectful".
Cairo, May 21 : Smoke alerts were detected inside the cabin of the EgyptAir plane that crashed over the Mediterranean, flight data reports said.
Dhaka, May 21 : Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia, it seems, has been secretly in touch with Israel through her son Tarique Rahman and some of his key acolytes such as party Joint Secretary General Aslam Choudhary.
New York, May 21(Just Earth News):One of the expected outcomes of the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which will take place next week in Istanbul, Turkey, is a commitment from the international community to dedicate more resources to prevent and reduce human suffering.
New York, May 21(Just Earth News):United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "deeply saddened" by the crash of EgyptAir's flight MS804 yesterday, his spokesman said on Friday in a statement.
Cairo, May 20 : The Egyptian Navy on Friday informed that more parts of the crashed EgyptAir plane with 66 people onboard have been found, media reports said.
Baghdad, May 20 : Hundreds of protesters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday broke into the office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the parliament building in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad.
Cairo, May 20 : A mass will take place here on Sunday for the 66 killed when an EgyptAir plane crashed into the Mediterranean, Coptic Pope Tawadros II announced.
Damascus, May 20 : Militants from the Islamic State executed three men in northern Syria for apostasy, news website Aranews reported on Friday citing activists and witnesses.
Jerusalem, May 20 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that he "regrets" the resignation of Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon, amidst a move to replace the latter with an ultra-nationalist politician to enlarge his coalition.
Athens/Cairo, May 20 : Greece on Friday announced that it found a body part, seats and suitcases from crashed EgyptAir plane, hours after other debris was spotted 290 km north of Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city of Egypt.
Debris from the missing EgyptAir plane has been found in the Mediterranean sea, 180 miles north of the coastal city of Alexandria, media reports quoted the Egyptian military as saying on Friday.
Cairo, May 20 : Egyptian armed forces on Friday said they found debris from an EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo that disappeared over the Mediterranean the previous day, but the search was continuing to locate its final resting place.
Cairo, May 20 : Egyptian armed forces on Friday said they found debris from an EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo that disappeared over the Mediterranean the previous day, CNN reported.
Jerusalem, May 20 : Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Friday announced his resignation, citing his "lack of confidence" in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Cairo, May 20 : A massive search continued on Friday for an EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo that disappeared over the Mediterranean on Thursday.
Washington D.C, May 20 : After fresh developments asserting that reports of the EgyptAir Flight 804 wreckage being found were false, the search for the missing aircraft continued.
New York, May 20(Just Earth News): Without improved humanitarian access and a restoration of Syria's cessation of hostilities, the credibility of the next round of peace talks would be in question, the United Nations envoy mediating the talks said on Thursday, vowing to take the "last resort" option of air drops if there is no improvement in access to besieged areas by the first of June.
Cairo, May 20 : A translation mistake of EgyptAir's press release about finding wreckage of the missing flight MS804 has caused misunderstanding, a source from EgyptAir told Xinhua.
Paris, May 20 : France's air accident investigation agency BEA said on Thursday that it is sending three experts "in the coming hours" to help establish the causes of EgyptAir plane's disappearance.
Paris, May 20 : French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault confirmed on Thursday that EgyptAir flight MS804 went missing 20 minutes before landing.