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Over 400 Syrian ‘White Helmets’ flee to Jordan

Over 400 Syrian ‘White Helmets’ flee to Jordan

Hundreds of Syrian “White Helmet” rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said.

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

Gaza goods crossing to reopen on Tuesday if calm maintained

Gaza goods crossing to reopen on Tuesday if calm maintained

Israeli authorities say hundreds of fires have been started by firebombs since April.

Rouhani warns Trump 'war with Iran mother of all wars'

Rouhani warns Trump 'war with Iran mother of all wars'

Iran faces increased US pressure and looming sanctions after Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran's nuclear programme.

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

The Israeli military said that it had completed "a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organisation and their families".

Gaza truce largely holds after fierce flare-ups

Gaza truce largely holds after fierce flare-ups

A ceasefire announced by the Hamas largely held yesterday after a wave of deadly air strikes across Gaza sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday.

Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post

Militants kill 10 Iran Guards at Iraqi border post

Militants killed 10 Iranian Revolutionary Guards in an attack on a post on the Iraqi border on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, the latest deadly clash in an area where armed opposition Kurdish groups are active.

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France and Russia on Saturday despatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which was retaken by government forces in April after a five-year siege.

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes over soldier death

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Gaza Strip sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.

Opposition in Syria issues new ID cards

Opposition in Syria issues new ID cards

Opposition authorities are issuing new ID cards in northern Syria with help from neighbouring Turkey, expanding their administration over territory that remains outside President Bashar al-Assad’s expanding area of control.

Syrian rebels begin leaving Golan frontier

Syrian rebels begin leaving Golan frontier

Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights yesterday, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad’s control of the frontier.

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