Morsi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy

2013-11-04 15:18:28

Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood arrived at a Cairo police academy on Monday to face trial on charges of inciting violence, state media reported.

US not to disrupt relations with Egypt: Kerry

2013-11-03 20:51:02

US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his first visit to Egypt since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, said on Sunday that the US was keen not to disrupt relations with Egypt.

Pakistan Taliban appoints Asmatullah Shaheen as acting chief

2013-11-03 20:47:11

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or Pakistan Taliban, has appointed Asmatullah Shaheen as their interim leader after differences emerged among various ranks to replace the former TTP Chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

Iran 'not optimistic' about nuclear talks

2013-11-03 18:38:55

The Islamic republic is not optimistic about the ongoing nuclear talks with the major powers, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

Egypt to lift curfew on November 14

2013-11-03 02:45:22

Egypt's interim government on Saturday decided to lift the nighttime curfew on November 14, state- run Ahram website reported.

Chinese experts to join Syria weapons mission

2013-11-02 08:56:45

Three Chinese experts will take part in a mission in Syria focusing on the destruction and verification of Syrian chemical weapons.

Iraqi PM warns terror comeback

2013-11-01 10:15:42

Iraqi Prime Minster Nouri al-Maliki warned on Thursday that terrorism fueled by the civil war in neighboring Syria may come back in his country, as he seeks US arms to combat the rising insurgency.

Italy begins electronic border control in Libya

2013-10-31 19:31:51

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said Wednesday that Italy has launched a border protection program in Libya following a series of deadly refugee shipwrecks.

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

2013-10-31 07:13:13

The inmates, convicted of killing Israelis, basked in a heroes' welcome from hundreds of relatives and well-wishers in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Gunmen seize cash truck in Libya

2013-10-29 11:30:21

A truck transporting cash equivalent to $51.5 million was seized by a group of gunmen in Libya's northern port city of Sirte, official media reported on Monday.

Kerry urges Iran to show nuke program peaceful

2013-10-29 11:23:56

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday night called on Iran to show its willingness to pursue a peaceful nuclear program, while urging the US public and the Congress to get behind efforts to reduce nuclear weapons worldwide.

Israeli war jet strikes on northern Gaza

2013-10-28 17:12:09

Hamas security sources said that an Israeli F16 war jet struck with one bomb near a Hamas military training post in northern Gaza city, causing no damage or injuries.