A Syrian opposition monitoring group and a TV station are reporting that government forces have captured farms near the northern city of Aleppo, tightening the noose around the only gateway leading to rebel-held parts of the city.
Fares Akram, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 5:31am
The U.N. chief on Tuesday criticized Israel's blockade of Gaza, a day after Israel and Turkey reached a broad reconciliation pact that looked to ease, but not eliminate, the isolation of the coastal strip.
The Iranian president on Tuesday called for "transparency" in the upcoming trial of 48 suspects who stormed Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January, an attack that prompted the kingdom to cut ties with Tehran and left relations between the regional powers badly frayed.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 4:10am
Lebanese troops detained 103 Syrians for illegal entry into the country, in a security sweep on Tuesday, a day after a series of deadly bombings struck a village near the border with Syria, the military said.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Jun 28th - 4:00am
A prominent dual British-Lebanese journalist who hosted a talk show critical of the government of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after authorities in Cairo briefly detained her and then deported her, her lawyer said.
Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 8:11pm
First lady Michelle Obama visited a leadership camp for girls in Liberia to launch her latest Africa visit Monday, urging the teens in one of the world's poorest countries to keep fighting to stay in school.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 6:41pm
The U.N. children's agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don't accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged.