DAMASCUS, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A booby-trapped car went off Thursday in the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus, leaving an unknown number of casualties.
The car exploded near a government-run industrial research facility in Somarieh suburb, state TV said, without mentioning the exact casualty toll.
Somarieh houses a residential compound of Syrian army and police officers.
The Syrian administration is currently in the limelight as Washington is garnering support for its planned military action on Syria. The threats of strike followed the Syrian rebels' allegations that the Syrian government unleashed nerve gas attacks in the countryside of Damascus in August.
The Syrian government totally rubbished the accusations, saying they were meant to draw in military intervention in Syria -- something the rebels had been craving for.
DAMASCUS, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- UN's top humanitarian affairs coordinator arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday, well-informed sources told Xinhua.
The aim of the visit of Valerie Amos, UN under-secretary- general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, is not immediately clear, but Amos headed to the Ministry of Social Affairs in Damascus upon her arrival, said the sources. Full story
TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The United States will suffer "loss " over possible intervention in Syria, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday.
Recent Western allegations against Syria "under the pretext of chemical weapons use" by the Syrian government are aimed at practising dominance over the region, Khamenei was quoted as saying by semi-official ISNA news agency. Full story