Syrian FM informs Russia of security plan with rebels

2014-01-17 20:31:20

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem on Friday informed Moscow of a security plan regarding a ceasefire and a possible prison swap with the rebel groups, Syria' s official SANA news agency reported.

Rocket fired from Syria kills 7 in Lebanon

2014-01-17 19:47:02

Rocket fire into the Lebanese border town of Arsal killed at least seven people and wounded 15 on Friday, Lebanon's state news agency said, in one of several such salvoes to hit towns bordering war-torn Syria.

Afghan police kill 23 militants in 24 hrs

2014-01-17 16:55:26

Units of Afghan police backed by the army have killed nearly two dozen Taliban militants during a series of operations across the conflict-ridden country over the past 24 hours.

Referendum results steer Egypt's future roadmap

2014-01-17 10:29:07

The initial results of the referendum on Egypt's new constitution showed that over 90 percent of voters said "yes" for the military-backed charter.

US releases summary of Iran nuclear plan

2014-01-17 09:36:55

The White House on Thursday released a summary of the deal reached between six major world powers and Iran to curb its nuclear program.

Netanyahu declares commitment to peace talks

2014-01-16 10:17:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel is making stern security demands in the peace talks with the Palestinians, and that it is doing so in order to achieve a peace agreement.

Violence kills 75 in Iraq, PM seeks support

2014-01-16 10:15:40

Bomb attacks and shootings killed at least 75 people in Iraq on Wednesday, police and hospital sources said, making it one of the bloodiest days in months.

Saudi-Qatar rivalry divides Syrian opposition

2014-01-16 09:47:32

Rivalry between Qatar and Saudi Arabia has fuelled wrangling within the Syrian opposition that threatens to prevent a united rebel delegation attending international peace talks next week.

$2.4b in Syrian aid pledged

2014-01-16 01:17:15

More than 60 countries pledged $2.4 billion on Wednesday for millions of Syrians facing a humanitarian crisis as the country's almost three-year conflict grinds on.

Israel attempts damage control after DM slams Kerry

2014-01-15 10:50:34

Israeli politicians scrambled to do damage control on Tuesday, following harsh statements attributed to Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon regarding US Secretary of State John Kerry's performance on Tuesday.

Israel minister apologizes for scorn Kerry

2014-01-15 09:59:09

Israel's hawkish defence minister apologised to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday after a newspaper quoted him scorning the diplomat's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.

Iranian FM in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders

2014-01-14 17:11:14

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad- Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad on an official visit to meet with the Iraqi leaders over bilateral relations and developments in the Middle East, an official told Xinhua on Tuesday.