Monday marked the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin since the start of the civil war (AFP)
November 21, 2017 - 14:16 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unexpected meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, in which the pair discussed a shift from military strategy to political resolution for a country that's been savaged by terrorism and civil war for years.
A mass grave discovered south of Mosul in Nov. 2016 (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 13:32 GMT
“The grave contains the remains of 73 civilians” killed by ISIS militants in Sinjar, west of Mosul, Capt. Jamal al-Daoudi said.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
November 21, 2017 - 11:58 GMT
“Intensive meetings were held overnight in the Cypriot capital between French officials and Egyptian officials accompanying President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Nicosia where he took part in an Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek summit,” al-Akhbar daily quoted diplomatic sources as saying.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
A senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of ISIS in a message sent to the country's supreme leader and published on Sepah News, the news site of the Revolutionary Guards.
Germany remains on high alert after a year of terror-related bloodshed in 2016 (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:44 GMT
The Syrian men were arrested during raids involving 500 officers in the towns of Kassel, Hannover, Essen, and Leipzig.
The government had previously claimed to have defeated Boko Haram, but their attacks continue (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:59 GMT
More than 30 people have been killed and several dozens injured Tuesday morning in a suicide attack at a mosque in the northeastern Adamawa state of Nigeria, police said.
Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 08:56 GMT
Spain’s Foreign Minister on Monday expressed hope that his country would recognize Palestine "in the coming months" in a move to enhance peace efforts in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 07:42 GMT
Warning of "dark ages" in the Middle East, Qatar's chief diplomat on Monday accused its neighboring states of perpetuating "drama and discord" as part of a "dangerous game of power."
Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Al Bawaba
November 20, 2017 - 14:50 GMT
Bin Salman wants to unify Saudi's military--that could actually threaten his power more than anything else he has done so far
30 to 50 children were being deported daily from Iran (AFP/File)
November 20, 2017 - 14:47 GMT
The children were deported through the Islam Qala border crossing in Herat and via the border of Nimroz with Iran, said the officials.
The security center provided no further details regarding the reported attack (Shutterstock/File)
November 20, 2017 - 14:20 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center said Monday that it had detected an “advanced” cyber-attack targeting the kingdom.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (AFP)
November 20, 2017 - 13:19 GMT
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has ignored calls to resign and might instead face removal from the office he's held for nearly 40 years.
Myanmar's foreign minister and state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi (AFP/File)
November 20, 2017 - 12:34 GMT
Myanmar's foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed illegal immigration for spreading terrorism around the world amid accusations her army violently pushed out Rohingya Muslims out of the country.
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (AFP/File)
November 20, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz named Saudi as one of the countries Israel happily works with.
Maram Susli aka
November 20, 2017 - 11:12 GMT
A lot of Syria experts don’t like Maram Susli, also known as “PartisanGirl.” The Damascus born blogger runs popular accounts on Youtube and Twitter from Sydney. She’s an outspoken advocate of Bashar Al Assad, and consistently questions western media accounts of the Syrian War, as well as the intentions of the United States generally.
It remains unclear how many rounds of questioning it will take to finalize the case (AFP/File)
November 20, 2017 - 10:56 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned for more than four hours by Lahav 433 National Crime Unit interrogators at his official residence in Jerusalem on Sunday.