Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
The United Nations says more than 3 million Syrians have become refugees fleeing the civil war that is devastating their country. It said 6.5 million more are displaced within Syria itself.
Israel has carried out further airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire. Rockets coming from Syria and Lebanon have also raised fears that the Gaza conflict could widen.
The United Nations has released new figures on the death toll inflicted by the Syrian civil war. While the report includes previously unavailable information, the UN warns that the actual death toll is probably higher.
Over the span of two days, 43 Islamic extremists were arrested in Kosovo. Dozens more are under watch, both at home and in the Middle East. As fears of terror attacks grow, Kosovo is clamping down.
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