UN confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

2013-12-13 08:34:42

The joint team of the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Thursday it "concludes that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arab Republic."  

15 people killed in car accident in Iran

2013-12-12 16:41:16

At least 15 people were killed in a car accident in Isfahan province in central Iran, the state IRIB TV reported on Thursday.

Syria chemical weapons disposal plan to be released

2013-12-12 10:38:19

The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released on Dec 17, a UN spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Syrian chemical weapons plan to be released

2013-12-12 09:49:42

The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released on December 17.

Spanish journalist, photographer kidnapped in Syria

2013-12-10 16:35:16

Fighters linked to al Qaeda abducted a Spanish journalist and a photographer in a rebel-held eastern Syrian city in September, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.

John Kerry to visit Mideast, Vietnam, Philippines

2013-12-10 09:40:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East this week to push for Israeli- Palestinian peace talks in a trip that will also take him to Vietnam and the Philippines, the State Department said Monday.

Tripartite deal to connect Red Sea with Dea Sea

2013-12-09 18:50:11

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian National Authority will sign on Monday a "landmark" agreement to connect the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea.

US senator McCain visits Libya, pledges aid

2013-12-04 13:55:56

The United States is ready to provide aid to Libya, including medical assistance for those wounded in the North African country's 2011 upheaval, US Senator John McCain said Tuesday.

People behind Arafat's death to be named

2013-12-03 22:43:13

A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceeds 832,000

2013-12-03 09:10:00

The number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon has reached 832,000, according to the latest UN report issued Monday.

Iran to build 2nd nuclear power plant

2013-12-01 20:16:03

Iran plans to produce more electricity by building a second nuclear energy plant in the southern province of Bushehr, home for the country's first plant, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday.

Over 40 killed in depot blast in Libya

2013-11-29 09:52:45

More than 40 people were killed on Thursday in an explosion at an army depot in southern Libya after locals tried to steal ammunition.