Syria’s Defence Minister killed
Syria’s Defence Minister General Daoud Rajha was
killed yesterday in a suicide bombing targeting the National
Security headquarters in central Damascus, state television
reported. Security officials told AFP that several other
participants attending a high-level meeting were wounded in the
blast and taken to Al-Shami hospital in the capital for treatment.
Ban meets China’s Hu seeking tougher action on Syria
UN chief Ban Ki-moon held talks Wednesday with
Chinese President Hu Jintao as he seeks to press Beijing to back
tougher action to stop violence in Syria hours ahead of a key
Security Council vote.
US building missile defence station in Qatar
The Pentagon is building a missile defence radar
station at a covert location in Qatar, The Wall Street Journal
reported Tuesday. The site will be part of a system intended to
defend the interests of the United States and its allies against
Iranian rockets, unnamed US officials told the newspaper.