Two suicide car bombings against security forces in the southern Yemeni port of Aden killed at least five people Saturday, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the Security Council's demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria and said it must be "immediately" implemented.
International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300.
Heavy Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta is targeting civilians and must stop immediately, the United Nations warned Monday.
When Amir al-Awad fled Syria for Egypt, he intended to cross the Mediterranean for a European country.
An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said.
Turkey has "never used" chemical weapons in Syria and accusations that it had done so during its offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia are "baseless", a Turkish diplomatic source said on Saturday.
A US drone strike in central Yemen killed two suspected Al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander, a security official said Saturday.