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At least 71 people were killed in the first pushes of the offensive Thursday, according to the Observatory, when Nusra fighters seized control of several checkpoints outside Idlib. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 11:53 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday a major offensive by al-Qaeda's Syria arm Jabat al-Nusra ended Saturday with government forces pulling back into barracks in the center of the city and Nusra fighters seizing control.
Lebanese troops deploy in the eastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border on August 28. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 11:23 GMT
The Lebanese army seized a strategic hilltop on the outskirts of Arsal from Daesh and al-Nusra militants in their most recent military offensive.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 10:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
The Houthis' comment comes on the heels of another coalition incident in which US forces carried out a rescue mission for two Saudi pilots after their fighter jet went down over the Red Sea Friday. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 09:37 GMT
In the third day of a Saudi-led airstrike campaign against Yemen's Houthis, sources from the rebel group claimed it shot down a coalition plane in northern Sanaa and captured a Sudanese pilot.
The airstrike campaign, led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi positions in northern Yemen, now risks to become a larger conflict as Egypt declares its willingness to send ground troops. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 08:04 GMT
Fresh airstrikes targeted Houthi positions Friday in the second day of a firepower campaign led by Saudi Arabia against the militant group, who took over the capital Sanaa in September and dissolved the country's parliament in February.
The Israeli government withheld the transfer of some 500,000 Israeli shekels worth of Palestinian tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority after the governing group applied to the International Criminal Court to pursue war crime charges against Israel for last summer's Gaza offensive, which killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and around 60 Israelis. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The US State Department said Friday an Israeli decision to overturn tax revenue withholding will help restore stability to the restive West Bank, where numerous detainment raids by Israeli forces in recent days have stirred controversy.
US Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the US military aims to have fighters ready for a battle against Daesh by late summer or early fall. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 06:47 GMT
In one of the first concrete moves in the upcoming train and equip program led by the US, 400 Syrian rebels have been named to take part in a process the US military hopes will have them ready to fight Daesh militants by September.
The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the military reported Friday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
March 28, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the military reported Friday.
The Syrian president told Russian media Friday that the regime would welcome any revival and expansion of Russia's naval base. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The Syrian president told Russian media Friday that the regime would welcome any revival and expansion of Russia's naval base.
Houthi rebels stand on military vehicles at a captured army base in Sanaa on Sept. 22, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 27, 2015 - 19:11 GMT
At least 21 Shiite militants were killed when residents in a tribal region of Yemen opened fire on the rebels' vehicles, witnesses said Friday.
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
March 27, 2015 - 18:56 GMT
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit.