Iraq executes 19 prisoners over terrorist acts

2013-11-19 19:58:59

The Iraqi Minister of Justice on Tuesday said it executed 19 convicted prisoners during the month over terror charges.

Blasts near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

2013-11-19 18:41:34

Lebanon's news agency says 20 people have been killed and 95 wounded in two explosions that struck near the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

At least 29 killed in train collision in Egypt

2013-11-18 10:20:39

At least 29 people were killed and 30 others injured when a freight train crashed into a number of vehicles near the Egyptian capital of Cairo in the early hours of Monday.

Kerry to visit Israel on Friday to discuss Iran deal

2013-11-17 18:37:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Israel on Friday to discuss a proposed deal between world powers and Iran on the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.

Iran: 'No chance' for talks if rights not recognized

2013-11-15 20:12:51

Iranian foreign minister said Friday that if his country's nuclear rights are not recognized in the nuclear talks, there would be no chance of success for the negotiations, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

Syrian govt re-controls key town

2013-11-14 13:45:38

The Syrian government re-controlled the town of Hajjira in the countryside of Damascus after dislodging the country's rebels, while it said it would seriously attend the Geneva II conference on Syria.

World powers in nuclear talks with Iran

2013-11-13 11:06:26

The world powers are united in negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, said the White House on Tuesday.

Egypt lifts state of emergency

2013-11-13 10:57:26

An Egyptian court ruled a three-month state of emergency be lifted on Tuesday, a step that may help the army-backed government restore a semblance of normality after the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Saudi Arabia rejects 2-yr term on UNSC

2013-11-13 10:54:31

Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented moved, formally rejected on Tuesday its two-year term on the UN Security Council, clearing the way for Jordan to take the seat as a replacement.

Libyan rebels set up oil firm

2013-11-12 13:28:27

A rebel movement in oil-rich eastern Libya said Sunday it had formed a regional oil firm to manage the production and sales of oil and gas.

Syrian opposition sets precondition for talks

2013-11-12 10:01:40

The Syrian National Coalition said on Monday that it agreed to join the Geneva II conference on condition that President Bashar al-Assad play no role in a transitional governing body.

Iran to give UN inspectors more access to nuclear sites

2013-11-12 00:22:30

Iran will grant UN inspectors "managed access" to a uranium mine and a heavy water plant within three months as part of a deal agreed on Monday.