Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists
DAMASCUS - Agence France-Presse
A new group of civilians has been evacuated from besieged parts of Homs after the humanitarian operation in the Syrian city was halted last weekend
AMMAN - Agence France-Presse
A photo of a four-year-old Syrian refugee has gone viral on social media after claims he was wandering the desert in search of his family
BEIRUT - Reuters
A twin suicide bombing hit the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs of Beirut during the morning rush hour, killing at least four people and wounding 70
BAGHDAD - Agence France Presse
Bombs exploded in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of the Iraqi capital and in the southern city of Hilla on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
A court on Thursday adjourned the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists, including foreign reporters, to March 5
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Syria must free dozens of children held in an interrogation centre after they were evacuated from rebel-held parts of the city of Homs, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Syria's government forces have begun using a powerful type of cluster munition rocket not previously seen in the country's conflict, Human Rights Watch said
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr slammed Iraq's government as corrupt and its leader as a 'tyrant' days after announcing his exit from politics
Rebels in southern Syria say they are planning a spring offensive against Damascus, which regime and opposition sources say will include fighters trained by Western forces in neighbouring Jordan.
RIYADH - Agence France-Presse
Soumayya Jabarti, the first female editor of a Saudi national daily, hopes to see more women take up top media posts in the ultra-conservative Muslim state.
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