A preeminent rocket scientist is dead, and Syria says Israel is to blame.
Israel's minister of intelligence says he "welcomes" news that a Syrian scientist was killed by a auto bomb, even as Tel Aviv denies any part in the murder.
Israel's Hadashot TV news said Sunday night that he was in charge of a project improving the range and accuracy of the regime's Scud missiles.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday dismissed the media reports.
China to hit U.S. with tariffs on USA imports worth $17bn
At that time, Beijing threatened a 25 percent tariff on US crude imports, although it did not issue a specific date for the move. Chinese state media, reflecting the government's stance, has said China will not be cowed in the face of U.S. threats.
If the assassination was carried out by Mossad, it was the latest in a long line of Israeli attacks targeting Syrian weapons capabilities and development.
Asbar headed the Maysaf research centre in Hama, which was hit by Israeli air strikes last month and in September a year ago, the Observatory said. The SSRC's facility in Masyaf, allegedly involved in the production of non-conventional arms as well as medium- and long-range scud missiles, has been targeted multiple times over the past year by air strikes blamed on Israel.
Early 2017 marked the low point for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his country's now seven-year-old civil war with his authority confined to just 17 percent of national territory.
A succession of victories since then over both the Daesh terror group and various rebel factions has extended regime control to almost two-thirds of the country.
'Castlevania' is coming to 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'
Although not confirmed, the inclusion of Simon Belmont as a playable fighter has been heavily rumored in recent weeks. Players will battle against each other in a series of matches, but the roster gets smaller with each bout.
Samsung Begins Mass Production of 4-Bit 4TB SSD for Consumers
A new round of NAND flash production at Samsung could finally make SSDs in the multi-terabyte range affordable and mainstream. A major impediment to making 4-bit NAND a reality has been the substantial performance hit due to lower charge levels.
Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola
Nearly 1000 people who have had "contact" with the virus have been registered in health zones under surveillance, it said. The area comprises one million displaced people and shares borders with neighbouring countries of Rwanda and Uganda.
Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima split
Khloe Kardashian commented on a screenshot of the post writing, "Alexa, play 'heard it all before, ' by Sunshine Anderson". According to Us Weekly , he took to social to call out the publication and deny the rumors. "F-k your Hollywood bulls-t".
Rand Paul meets with Russian officials
Trump later walked back the remark and said he trusted the US intelligence community's assessment Moscow did interfere. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters earlier in the week that he wanted "a sanctions bill from hell".