Syrian air force strikes killed at least 70 people in an opposition district outside Damascus following rocket attacks by rebels that had hit the government-controlled centre of the Syrian capital, a monitoring group said on Friday.
Rocket attacks killed five people in Damascus and wounded at least 35 on Thursday, the state news agency SANA said, in what appeared to be the second heavy bombardment by Islam Army insurgents in less than two weeks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Israel will hit back hard if Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza resume, speaking just hours before the midnight expiry of a five-day ceasefire.
Seven Afghan civilians were killed and nine others injured when a rocket fired by the Taliban hit a market in the country`s eastern province of Nuristan, Xinhua reported citing the interior ministry Sunday.
Chief Minister Abdul Malik had a narrow escape on Monday when militants fired rockets at him while he was monitoring relief activities for victims of last week`s devastating earthquake in Pakistan`s Balochistan province.
Continuing its campaign against military advances of North Korea, the US has said the threat perception from Pyongyang has increased, but the Pentagon is taking every step to deal with any worst-case scenario.