DAMASCUS: Syrian authorities will allow citizens abroad, including refugees who fled the war, to obtain passports without an intelligence service review for the first time, Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper
STOCKHOLM: Two Swedish men held hostage by Syrian militants have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
JERUSALEM: Israel’s military has indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year’s war.
TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized fast-driving wealthy youngsters Sunday for creating “psychological insecurity” on the streets after two high-speed accidents killed five
Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from traveling to war-ravaged Yemen, especially through the borders, for safety reasons.
JERUSALEM: Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian youth on Saturday as he tried to attack them with a knife at a checkpoint in the Jerusalem area, police said.
BEIRUT: Insurgents including Al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria, Al-Nusra Front, captured the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr Al-Shughour on Saturday, for the first time in the four-year-old conflict.
BAGHDAD: Fierce clashes erupted northeast of Fallujah on Saturday between the Iraqi army and Islamic State militants following an ambush the day before that killed a general and staff officers.
TUNIS: The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experie
BEIRUT: Syrian government forces executed at least 23 prisoners before withdrawing from the city of Jisr Al-Shughur as rebel forces entered it on Saturday, a monitoring group said.
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