Palestine sends delegation to Prague over envoy's death

2014-01-02 13:54:14

Palestinian Foreign Ministry is coordinating with Czech authorities to send a delegation to help investigate into the death of Palestinian ambassador in Prague, a ministry official said on Wednesday.

Israel delays announcement on settlement

2014-01-02 10:26:23

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed a planned announcement of more than 1,000 new housing units in the settlements.

Former Israeli PM Sharon's health deteriorates

2014-01-02 09:08:20

The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, deteriorated, Israeli media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Iran says nuclear deal to be implemented in late Jan

2014-01-01 01:08:40

World powers and Iran have agreed to start implementing in late January an agreement obliging Tehran to suspend its most sensitive nuclear work, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Third meeting ends in 'good' progress: Iran

2013-12-31 18:39:02

Six world powers and Iran have made good progress in expert talks in Geneva on how to roll out last month's landmark nuclear deal which obliges Tehran to suspend its most sensitive atom work.

Suicide bomb kills 4 in Yemen security HQ

2013-12-31 16:18:05

A powerful car bomb ripped through the security headquarters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden early Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and injuring two others, a government official said.

Egypt likely to hold presidential vote first

2013-12-31 13:58:41

Egypt's government is likely to call a presidential election before parliamentary polls, officials said on Monday, rearranging the political timetable in a way that could see army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected head of state by April.

Abbas to complete peace talks with Israel

2013-12-31 11:10:43

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that the Palestinians are committed to the peace talks with Israel for nine months.

Palestinians slam Israeli land annexation plan

2013-12-30 10:39:25

Israel's attempts to annex parts of the Jordan Valley area in east of the West Bank kill peace process and its goal of two-state solution, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday.

US defense chief voices concern over Egypt

2013-12-30 10:35:36

The top US defense official expressed "concern" about recent developments in Egypt in a call on Sunday to Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Pentagon said.

Syria's crisis to be solved only through dialogue

2013-12-29 10:52:49

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stresses that the Syrian crisis would only be solved through national dialogue among Syrians and under a Syrian leadership.

To start moving out Syria's chemical weapons: UN chief

2013-12-29 10:50:43

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that despite a delay in moving chemical weapons out of Syria, "safe and secure" transportation will be started "as soon as possible".