Dubai Expo may fuel boom, but has risk

2013-11-29 07:56:19

Dubai's success in bidding to host the 2020 World Expo will trigger billions of dollars of investment in the emirate.

Obama calls Saudi king over Iran: White House

2013-11-28 10:22:46

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, as the kingdom had shown unhappiness over Washington's policies toward Egypt, Syria and Iran.

Exiled Syrian opposition to attend Geneva talks

2013-11-28 10:22:22

The head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, announced Wednesday night that his group, which is the main opposition umbrella in exile, will attend the Geneva II peace conference.

Iran to continue building at Arak nuclear site despite deal

2013-11-28 04:23:29

Iran will pursue construction at the Arak heavy-water reactor, despite a deal to shelve a project.

Syria to participate in Geneva II conference

2013-11-27 20:22:52

Syria will send a delegation to the Geneva II peace conference which aims to resolve its crisis, despite the West's statements that say its president should have no role in the transitional period, Syrian foreign ministry said Wednesday.

21 killed in violent attacks in Baghdad

2013-11-27 18:00:38

Twenty-one people were killed Wednesday in separate violent incidents in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, including 13 bodies found in execution-style, police said.

China urges Syria to attend Geneva with no conditions

2013-11-27 09:28:53

China on Tuesday called on all Syrian parties to participate in the political process proactively and attend the Geneva II conference without any preconditions.

Iran nuke deal has positive impacts on Syrian crisis

2013-11-26 13:49:58

Iran's nuclear deal reached on Sunday may have positive impacts on the efforts to secure an agreement on a political solution to the Syrian crisis at the planned Geneva II conference, analysts said.

Geneva conference on Syria to be held on Jan 22

2013-11-25 21:16:29

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday that conference on Syria, known as Geneva II, would be convened on January 22.

Geneva agreement important 1st step

2013-11-25 18:54:23

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that a deal reached on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva is an important first step.

Syrian troops kill over 100 rebels in siege battle

2013-11-25 18:17:39

More than 100 rebel fighters have been killed over the past two days in the eastern countryside of Syrian capital Damascus as the rebels attempted to break the government troops' siege, local al-Watan daily reported Monday.

Deal reached in Iranian nuclear talks

2013-11-25 02:21:53

The landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program may change the Middle East's geopolitical landscape, but analysts also warned that it will take arduous effort to reach a final agreement.
Chinese FM hails agreement on Iran's nuclear issue