Mainstream rebels in southern Syria say foreign states have stepped up weapons supplies to them since Damascus launched an offensive early last month to regain the frontier zone near Jordan and Israel.
Insurgents attacked a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, setting off a bomb and then launching a ground assault. A monitoring group said dozens were killed on both sides.
Syrian rebels dealt a blow to a UN envoy`s proposal for a ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo as his team headed there on Tuesday, saying the plan would only benefit the Syrian government at the expense of the opposition.
Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen`s annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, U.N.-appointed investigators have told the Security Council.
An adviser to Ukraine`s president said Kiev lost 179 troops in a month-long battle for the town of Debaltseve, while pro-Russian rebels readied a prisoner swap Saturday as part of a battered ceasefire.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels.
Some 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers died in fierce fighting with pro-Russian separatists trying to dislodge them from the strategic city of Devaltseve, the separatist forces` commander Eduard Basurin said Wednesday.
A flashpoint strategic town in east Ukraine fell Wednesday to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels in a serious defeat for Kiev, prompting the West to accuse Moscow of cynically exploiting an internationally-backed ceasefire.