IAEA chief visits Iran for nuclear talks

2013-11-11 19:21:42

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Tehran Monday to hold talks with Iran after the country and six world powers failed to reach an agreement in Geneva last weekend.

Syrian opposition set to attend Geneva peace talks

2013-11-11 15:14:42

The Syrian opposition coalition has conditionally agreed to attend Geneva II conference designed to end the country's bloody confict, a statement reaching here said on Monday.

World powers, Iran to hold news nuclear talks

2013-11-10 09:53:19

World powers and Iran would reconvene talks over its controversial nuclear program on November 20 after the two sides failed to nail down an interim deal as expected.

Egypt to hold parliamentary vote in Feb/Mar

2013-11-09 10:11:05

Egypt said on Friday it would hold parliamentary elections in February or March, with presidential polls in early summer.

Kerry says aims to close 'important gaps' in Iran nuclear talks

2013-11-09 01:32:03

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme.

Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in bid to reach deal

2013-11-08 09:28:34

John Kerry will join nuclear talks between major powers and Iran in Geneva on Friday in an attempt to nail down a long-elusive accord to start resolving a decade-old standoff over Tehran's atomic aims.

World powers to consider sanction relief for Iran: US

2013-11-08 05:33:59

The six world powers negotiating with Iran would consider offering limited sanction relief if Iran takes concrete steps to halt its nuclear activities, the White House said Thursday.

Possible evidence of Arafat poisoning

2013-11-07 09:57:47

Swiss scientists have found evidence suggesting Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with a radioactive substance, a TV station reported Wednesday.

Egypt's court upholds Muslim Brotherhood ban

2013-11-06 22:48:32

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood failed in an attempt on Wednesday to overturn a court ruling banning it, the state news agency said, another blow to the debilitated Islamist movement.

Israel's former FM acquitted in fraud trial

2013-11-06 16:51:50

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday was acquitted on charges of fraud and breach of trust.

Syrian peace talks stalled as opposition groups split

2013-11-06 16:13:17

The tripartite meeting of the UN, Russia and the United States failed to set a date for the long-delayed Syria peace talks in Geneva, UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said Tuesday.

Syria may try to hide chemical weapons -US official

2013-11-06 09:15:26

The United States is reviewing with skepticism the Syrian government's chemical arms declaration, the US envoy to the United Nations said on Tuesday as another official cautioned that intelligence suggested Syria may try to hide some weapons.