Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
Israel says its air force has struck Syrian army positions in reaction to rockets fired at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Japanese mother of Kenji Goto, a captive held by IS in Syria, has appealed for his life.
Tel Aviv has said it will take all measures to protect itself after an exchange of fire with Lebanon's Hezbollah. Two Israeli soldiers and a UN peacekeeper from Spain were killed in the attacks.
A UN peacekeeper from Spain has been killed in southern Lebanon, in renewed clashes sparked by a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli army convoy. Israel says two of its soldiers were killed in the attack.
An alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria has killed an Iranian general, officials in Tehran said. Thousands of supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah have gathered to bury one of six other fighters killed in the same raid.
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