Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Train that left Budapest for Munich with migrants is standing on Hungary-Austria border, waiting for action by authorities
  • Germany’s Merkel says if Europe is unable to agree a fair distribution of refugees, then the Schengen Area will be called into question (Reuters).
  • Nigeria: around 80 villagers killed in Boko Haram attack, AFP reports, citing witnesses
  • Explosion outside Ukrainian parliament as protestors clash with police after decentralisation vote
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

Israel’s second airstrike in Syria in days against what it calls Iranian missiles en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon has provoked sharp reactions in the region.

Cairo called it a violation of international law, and a threat to regional stability that “made the situation more complicated”. The Arab League called on the UN to “immediately halt the Israeli attacks on Syria”, while the Syrians themselves warned Israel that they had opened a potential Pandora’s box.

“The Syrian Arab Republic confirms that this agression opens the door to all possibilities,” said Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi.

Sunday’s airstrike on three targets on the outskirts of Damascus was the third this year on Syrian soil. The Syrian government immediately claimed it proved an “organic” link with “Takfiri terrorist groups.”

More about: