Terrorism still threatens Afghanistan

2013-12-19 17:19:30

Terrorism and extremism remained major threats to post-Taliban Afghanistan and the stability of the region.

Iran, six powers to resume talks after snag

2013-12-19 17:18:48

Iran and six world powers will resume talks in Geneva on Thursday about how to implement a landmark nuclear agreement.

Rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon

2013-12-18 10:02:37

Four people, including two Lebanese army soldiers, were injured on Tuesday when six rockets fired from the Syrian side struck the Hermel region in Lebanon's east Bekaa.

Motorbike bomb kills 2 in S Afghanistan

2013-12-17 17:35:37

Two people were killed and six others sustained injuries as a motorbike bomb went off in Spinboldak District of the southern Kandahar Province on Tuesday.

UN calls for calm after border shooting

2013-12-17 09:47:46

The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the Sunday shooting on the Israeli-Lebanese border, and called for "calm and continued restraint by all parties" after the incident.

10 Afghan militants killed in army operation

2013-12-16 16:26:55

Ten militants were killed in an Afghan army operation in the country's eastern province of Ghazni overnight.

Last Australian troops withdraw from Afghanistan

2013-12-16 13:50:55

The main Australian base in Oruzgan Province in Afghanistan has officially closed, with the last Australian troops leaving Uruzgan province.

Iran arrests man spying for Britain: report

2013-12-15 00:30:53

Iran has arrested a man in the southeastern city of Kerman spying for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Press TV reported on Saturday.

US blacklists new companies under Iran sanctions

2013-12-14 11:51:55

The White House on Friday defended the move of blacklisting additional companies and people under existing sanctions, saying it does not violate an interim nuclear agreement reached between world powers and Iran last month.

Kabul won't be bullied on security pact: Karzai

2013-12-14 07:59:06

Afghanistan will not be bullied into signing a security pact allowing US troops to stay on after next year, President Hamid Karzai said.

UN confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria

2013-12-13 22:55:34

Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by UN experts in Syria, according to the final report of a UN inquiry.

India protests US arrest of diplomat

2013-12-13 21:15:28

Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh Friday summoned US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell in connection with arrest of its Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade said official sources here.