In first major ground advance, regime seizes control of Handarat camp; rebels say Syrian army drops phosphorous bombs.
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The journalist was about to enter court for a trial on a caricature that was deemed blasphemous by authorities.
Syria's president blames U.S. for collapse of cease-fire, says airstrikes on Syrian troops were intentional, dismissing American officials' statements that they were an accident.
U.S. officials believe Russian aircraft were responsible for the strike, which killed around 20 people and prompted the UN to suspend land deliveries.
Airstrikes come after John Kerry demands that Russia and Syrian government halt air raids over Syrian battle zones.
Some 100,000 people in the military, civil service, police and judiciary have been sacked or suspended following the failed July 15 coup attempt.
The Iranian military displays long-range missiles, tanks and Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system at a parade in Tehran.
The jet crashed in the Eastern Qalamoun area near the Syrian capital. The fate of the pilot was unknown, the British-based Observatory said.
Revised rules meant to strengthen political parties are seen as a small step toward democratic reform, but critics say the transformations won't bring real change.
The suspect, an apparently mentally unstable man with no known links to any terror or criminal organizations, shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before he was shot in the leg in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara.