Israel to return bodies of Palestinian militants

2014-01-20 10:31:25

Israel is preparing to return the bodies of 36 Palestinian militants buried in its foreign enemy graveyards, an Israeli official confirmed to Xinhua Sunday.

Iran invited to Geneva 2, Syria opposition threatens

2014-01-20 10:26:47

Syria's political opposition said on Monday it will withdraw its attendance at international peace talks scheduled this week unless United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon retracts an invitation to Iran.

US, Iraqi leaders discuss co-op in fighting al-Qaida

2014-01-19 15:10:14

US Vice-President Joseph Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Saturday discussed increasing cooperation in the ongoing fight against resurgent al-Qaida militants in the Arab nation.

Libyan forces regain southern military base

2014-01-19 10:29:42

The Libyan forces regained control of a southern military base from gunmen after war planes struck targets in the restive region.

IMF, UN officials among 21 killed in Kabul attack

2014-01-19 08:43:46

A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in Kabul, killing 21 people including three UN staff and the IMF's top representative in Afghanistan.

Syrian opposition to attend Geneva II peace conference

2014-01-19 05:50:13

Syria's main opposition bloc, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), announced here it would attend the Geneva II peace conference after holding a secret vote on its participation on Saturday.

Voters approve Egypt new constitution

2014-01-19 01:32:31

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved the country's new constitution by 98.1 percent of votes saying "yes" to the military-backed charter, the High Election Commission (HEC) officially declared in a press conference Saturday, noting that the turnout was 38.6 percent.

Iranian diplomat dies of wounds in Yemen

2014-01-19 00:44:19

An Iranian diplomat who was shot by unknown gunmen died in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday afternoon, Yemen's official Saba news agency said.

Iranian diplomat seriously wounded by gunmen in Yemen

2014-01-18 22:20:34

An Iranian diplomat was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, an interior ministry official told Xinhua.

IAEA expert to monitor Iran nuclear deal implementation

2014-01-18 20:49:04

A senior inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Iran on Saturday to monitor the implementation of the first step of Teheran's interim nuclear deal, Press TV reported.

China urges Syrians to 'sit down'

2014-01-18 20:40:49

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called on the Syrian government and opposition to start talks to find solutions.

Gunmen assassinate Iranian diplomat in Yemen

2014-01-18 20:40:32

Gunmen shot dead an Iranian diplomat in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, an interior ministry official told Xinhua.