French voters turned out in huge numbers for the country's presidential election, but concerns remain that far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen could enter the second round voting.
A Syrian opposition village hit by a deadly sarin attack appears to be the target of regime forces who are heading northwards from Hama.
Israeli forces have hit Syria again after 'air strikes' hit a weapons' depot at a pro-regime base in the Golan Heights, killing at least three fighters.
Missiles struck a medical centre in Syria's northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff
France's capital remains on high alert after a man is arrested in Paris' Gare du Nord station, just a day before the presidential election.
Video footage shows masked settlers attacking a group of peace activists accompanying Palestinian shepherds in the West Bank.
Over 100 military personnel, mainly young recruits, were killed in the deadly Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan.
Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting the latest attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on voters there.
Comment: The French system, incapable of recognising and confronting its own racism, preferred to represent a homogenous Muslim community in order to justify its attitude towards it, writes Jalila Sbai.
Comment: The Syrian revolution was about Syrians uniting, regardless of confession, but Assad and Iran are deliberately cultivating sectarianism to their advantage, writes Sam Hamad.