Iran, EU to meet on nuclear deal

2014-01-07 16:22:18

Iran and the European Union will hold a two-day meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discuss implementing a landmark nuclear deal between the Islamic state and major powers.

Iran rejects US suggestion of Syrian talks role

2014-01-07 11:02:31

Iran on Monday appeared to rule out participation in Syrian peace talks later this month, dismissing a US suggestion that it could be involved "from the sidelines" as not respecting its dignity.

Snowden has more US-Israel secrets to expose

2014-01-07 09:59:09

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal that relate to Israel, the journalist who first brought his leaks to the world's attention said on Monday.

Egypt summons Iran's charge d'affaires

2014-01-07 09:02:18

Egypt on Monday summoned Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo Mojtaba Amani over Tehran's recent statements expressing concerns about Egypt's "security crackdown" on Islamist protesters.

Israeli hospital says Sharon's health deteriorating

2014-01-06 23:35:23

The health condition of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is continuing to deteriorate and only "a miracle" would stop the decline, the hospital where he is being treated said on Monday.

Israeli ex-PM Sharon's condition in steady decline

2014-01-06 19:05:30

The condition of Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a 2006 stroke, continues to decline, a hospital official said on Monday.

Palestinians get gas for power plant from Israeli

2014-01-06 13:19:26

A Palestinian company signed a deal with an international energy company and its Israeli partners on Sunday to get natural gas for an upcoming power plant in the West Bank for 20 years, a Palestinian official said.

Egyptian FM visits Algeria for enhancing ties

2014-01-06 11:07:00

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Sunday received in Algiers the visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi.

Kerry pushes for Israeli-Palestinian framework deal

2014-01-06 09:24:16

In the marathon meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to make the two sides reach a framework agreement to push the peace talks ahead.

15 Taliban including key commander killed in Afghanistan

2014-01-05 16:26:37

Gun battle between security forces and Taliban in Afghanistan's Ghazni province left 15 militants including a key commander dead on Sunday, a local official said.

Kerry pushes for signing peace agreement

2014-01-05 14:55:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that a progress was made in the peace talks after holding talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Frigate escorts transport of Syria chemical weapons

2014-01-05 08:36:28

A Chinese navy frigate arrived in the Cypriot port of Limassol on Saturday at the start of its mission to provide security support to the operation for removing Syria's chemical weapons.