Annan arrives in Tehran for talks on regional issues

2014-01-26 16:35:34

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Sunday to hold talks with Iranian officials on regional issues.

Israeli, Palestinian officials meet in Ramallah

2014-01-26 15:05:43

A senior Palestinian official and a pro-peace member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) met on Saturday in the West Bank city of Ramallah to precipitate Mideast peace talks.

Suicide bomber kills four in Kabul attack

2014-01-26 14:55:47

A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Sunday, killing four people and wounding up to 22, police said, the latest incident in a worrying surge of violence in the Afghan capital over the past 10 days.

Syrian civil war foes meet for 1st time, focus on aid

2014-01-26 09:48:24

Syria's civil war foes held their first face-to-face meetings, launching talks aimed at ending nearly three years of conflict which has killed 130,000 people.

Syrian govt, opposition reps meet UN envoy

2014-01-25 20:47:53

Syrian government and opposition representatives sat together Saturday in a joint meeting with UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, tentatively initiating talks to end their three-year-old war.

Suicide bomber kills four in Cairo, two more blasts follow

2014-01-24 22:09:31

A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said.

Syrian government may leave peace talks

2014-01-24 21:31:57

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem was quoted by state television on Friday as telling international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi that if no serious work sessions were held by Saturday, the government delegation would leave.

UN mediator to meet Syrian government, opposition

2014-01-24 19:32:18

United Nations mediator Lakhdar Brahimi is going to have meetings with delegations of the Syrian government and the opposition separately on Friday, confirmed a UN spokeswoman.

Blast kills 3 near police headquarters in Egypt

2014-01-24 15:56:19

At least three people were killed in a powerful explosion which rocked a police headquarters in downtown Cairo early Friday, according to the online edition of Al Ahram newpspaer.

Syrian enemies may discuss prisoner swaps

2014-01-23 09:33:33

Syria's government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility but a UN mediator said the enemies may be ready to discuss prisoner swaps, local ceasefires and humanitarian aid.

Syria peace conference opens in Switzerland

2014-01-22 17:30:19

International peace talks to address Syria's almost three-year-old civil war opened in Montreux near Geneva on Wednesday with a speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

UN chief : Syria talks face 'formidable' obstacles

2014-01-22 17:10:27

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the peace talks for Syria, which opened Wednesday in Switzerland, face "formidable" challenges.