Kerry says progress in Mideast diplomacy

2014-01-05 04:19:23

Israel and the Palestinians are making progress towards reaching a framework peace agreement but they are not there yet, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Saturday.

Kerry meets Abbas pushing ahead framework deal

2014-01-04 03:44:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry started a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday evening in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where people demonstrated against his plan of framework deal with Israel.

Israel conducts 2nd test of missile interceptor

2014-01-03 16:19:06

The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the US Missile Defense Agency completed a successful flight of the Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor Friday.

Israeli military confirms air strike on Gaza

2014-01-03 10:26:00

The Israeli air force (IAF) struck militant targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in retaliation for a rocket attack on southern Israel from the coastal enclave Thursday evening.

US ship equipped to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

2014-01-03 10:22:38

Captain of the MV Cape Ray, Rick Jordan, speaks to the press before its deployment from the NASSC0-Earl Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, Jan 2, 2014. Inside sits the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System used to destroy and neutralize chemical weapons.

4 killed in Lebanon explosion

2014-01-03 09:34:09

At least 4 people were killed and more than 20 injured in a booby trapped car that exploded Thursday afternoon in the Bir El Abd neighborhood in the southern suburbs of Beirut.

Israeli PM doubts Palestinian peace commitment

2014-01-03 09:11:19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday expressed in a statement his doubts about the Palestinians' commitment to the peace process prior to his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Secret US diplomat helped seal Iran talks

2014-01-03 08:44:58

The night before a round of high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran, US President Barack Obama told his chief of staff he had "absolute confidence we have the right team on the field".

Kerry in Israel to revive peace talks

2014-01-02 22:00:16

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Thursday in his latest bid to reenergize peace negotiations and find scarce common ground between pessimistic Israeli and Palestinian officials.

17 rebels killed by Syrian troops in Daraa

2014-01-02 16:32:36

The Syrian troops on Wednesday killed 17 armed rebels in the southern province of Daraa, the state-run SANA news agency reported.

Iraq to send army to turbulent Anbar province

2014-01-02 16:24:33

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he will send reinforcements to the province where clashes continued for a third day.

1 killed, 12 hurt in Iran's 5.5-magnitude quake

2014-01-02 16:12:18

At least one person was killed and 12 others were injured in the 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit southern Iran on Thursday.