Russian and Syrian jets bomb Aleppo camp retaken by rebels
AMMAN Russian and Syrian forces bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday after losing control of it overnight, both rebels and the Syrian army said.
WASHINGTON Japan will provide an additional $2.8 billion in humanitarian aid to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.
Abe made the pledge at a United Nations summit on refugees on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.
(Reporting by David Brunnstrom)
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.
AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.