Kerry to visit Mideast for peace talks

2013-12-29 10:02:48

US Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East next week to discuss Israeli- Palestinian peace talks.

Removal of Syrian chemical weapons unlikely before deadline

2013-12-29 05:31:30

The joint OPCW-UN mission in Syria said Saturday that the transportation of the most critical chemical material out of Syria before the deadline of December 31, 2013 is unlikely due to the volatility in overall security conditions in Syria.

Iran develops new generation of centrifuges

2013-12-27 19:10:44

Iran is developing a new generation of centrifuges, said head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

Former Lebanese minister killed in explosion

2013-12-27 17:20:47

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday.

Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law

2013-12-27 12:36:09

Egypt stepped up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood a day after declaring it a terrorist group, using the new classification to detain dozens of its supporters on Thursday.

Russia says Arafat died of natural causes

2013-12-26 20:24:54

Russia said on Thursday that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning.

Turkish PM announces major cabinet reshuffle

2013-12-26 08:21:41

Turk Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a major cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday after resignation of his three ministers who face allegations of bribery and tender rigging.

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a 'terrorist group'

2013-12-26 05:01:42

The Egyptian government officially declared on Wednesday the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi hails, a "terrorist group," the state TV reported.

20 killed by bomb attacks in Baghdad

2013-12-25 18:49:15

At least 20 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday.

Israeli-Gaza border sees escalation of conflict

2013-12-25 10:37:01

An Israeli worker was shot dead Tuesday when fixing the damaged fence on the border with the Gaza Strip.

Iran parliament mulls changing capital

2013-12-25 09:56:22

Iran's Majlis (parliament) voted for the generalities of a plan which calls for changing the political and administrative capital of the country.

Egypt arrests Morsi's former PM

2013-12-25 09:52:30

The Egyptian police arrested former prime minister Hesham Qandil, who served under ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, to execute a previous court order that requires his imprisonment for one year.