March 19, 2014
Syrian rebels have taken control of a prison outside the city where the uprising began three years ago and freed dozens of inmates, activists said Wednesday.
Syria’s government air force on Wednesday bombed a northwestern suburb of Damascus, killing eight people, activists reported. The attack violated a truce that was made between rebels and regime fighters in October.
PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said Wednesday that Israel's plans to build 184 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank proved that Israel is trying to sabotage the U.S. peace talks and "provoke violence and extremism throughout the region".
Russia and Syria have slammed the United States for its decision to close Syrian embassy and consulates in the country, saying that it proves "Washington is seeking a regime chance in Damascus".
The United Nations says Israel has blocked humanitarian aid worth USD 110 million from reaching Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.
Iran will meet with world powers in early April after concluding the latest round of meetings in Vienna Wednesday.
At least 15 people have been killed in government shelling in Iraq's Fallujah.
The Lebanese army reopened the only road that is connected to the border town of Arsal Wednesday after protesters took to the streets and blocked several major roads throughout the country Tuesday evening.
Israel granted final approval Wednesday to build 186 new settler homes in east Jerusalem.
Two Egyptian security officials were killed during a raid Wednesday in their attempt to uncover a jihadist hideout north of Cairo.
Israeli soldiers kills a 19-year-old Palestinian teenager in Hebron Wednesday.
Iran officials told reporters this week that Tehran is trying to first reach common ground with the so-called P5+1 group of wolrd powers during the latest round of nuclear talks rather than sealing the deal prematurely.
After taking over the last rebel stronghold on the Lebanese border, Syrian regime forces continue to advance and have taken control of several strategic mountains and hills near the former rebel area of Yabroud.
Israeli forces attacked Syrian army positions overnight Tuesday in response to this week's Golan Heights bombing that left four Israeli soldiers wounded.
U.N. aid flows resumed in the besieged Yarmouk camp in the suburbs of Damascus this week, ending a two-week suspension due to security conditions.