Russia and Syria urge inspection of chemical attack site

President Bashar al-Assad’s government has invited international inspectors to send a team to Syria to investigate an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma in a move apparently aimed at averting possible Western military action…

Syrian army said it had seized over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma, Reuters reported.  Reuters said the Syrian army…

Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.  His family released a statement in the early hours of…

Private Turkish jet crashes in Iran, 11 allegedly killed

Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey's most populous city of Istanbul. According to the Iranian News Agency Tasnim, a…

Aids convoy enters Eastern Ghouta in Syria

An aid convoy with urgently needed supplies has reached the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Syria, for the first time since mid-February. The Syrian Red Crescent said 46 truckloads of food parcels were delivered to 27,500 people, along…

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