Israelis, Palestinians meet twice in secret

2013-08-21 10:39:44

Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni met with her Palestinian counterpart Saeb Erekat in Jerusalem Tuesday for the second time in the day, after having convened in the morning.

Israel, Palestinians hold 3rd round of talks

2013-08-21 06:52:09

Israelis and Palestinians held a third round of negotiations on Tuesday, and Israel's chief representative predicted the US-brokered peace process would lead to dramatic Israeli decisions.

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood top leader

2013-08-20 11:04:06

General Guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was arrested by police in Cairo, official news agency MENA reported early Tuesday.

Egypt's Mubarak may be freed

2013-08-20 06:24:54

Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak could soon be freed from jail, giving a new jolt to a nation in turmoil, after a court ruled on Monday that he could no longer be held in custody on a corruption charge.

Egypt's Mubarak released in corruption case

2013-08-19 21:11:08

An Egyptian court ordered on Monday to release former president Hosni Mubarak over charges of looting funds allocated for maintaining the presidential palaces, state- run Ahram website said.

Iran signals willingness to resume nuclear talks

2013-08-19 08:07:16

Iran's new Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said that his country is ready for "purposeful" nuclear talks within a specified timetable.

36 killed in Egypt's prison truck escape attempt

2013-08-19 06:38:16

Egyptian police fired tear gas in an attempt to free a guard from rioting detainees, killing at least 36 as the country's military leader vowed to tolerate no more violence after days of clashes that killed 900 people.

UN chemical investigation team arrives in Syria

2013-08-18 20:36:20

The UN chemical investigation team arrived Sunday in the Syrian capital of Damascus to start a 14-day mission aimed at probing alleged use of chemical weapons in conflict-stricken areas.

Air strike kills 16 militants in Afghanistan

2013-08-18 20:16:22

Sixteen militants lost their lives in an air raid on Taliban hideout in southern Helmand province Saturday night, Omar Zawak, the spokesman for Helmand's governor, said Sunday.

Egypt to review foreign aid amid intl criticism

2013-08-18 19:53:46

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Sunday that he asked that all foreign aid be reviewed objectively and reasonably.

Dozens die in Egyptian bloodbath

2013-08-17 06:36:55

Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with more than 100 killed on a "Day of Rage" called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi to denounce a crackdown by the army-backed government.

Car bomb kills 20 in Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold

2013-08-16 17:22:45

A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group on Thursday, killing 20 people, wounding 226 and trapping many others inside damaged buildings.