Brotherhood rejects appeal to 'swallow reality'

2013-08-06 07:54:22

The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Morsi will not return as Egypt's president.

Al-Qaida chief's message spurred embassy closures

2013-08-06 06:54:33

Two officials say a secret message that was intercepted between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen led to the shutdown of U.S. embassies.

Turkey tests undersea railway linking Asia, Europe

2013-08-05 22:00:04

Turkey has successfully completed a trial run of a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus connecting Istanbul's European and Asian sides

Britain should take action to improve ties: Iran

2013-08-05 20:14:33

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said that London should take measures to restore relations with Iran, as it was Britain that has unilaterally severed ties with the Islamic republic.

Turkish police clash with protesters over coup trial

2013-08-05 20:07:13

Turkish police forces fired tear gas on anti-government protesters gathering in the areas around Silivri Courthouse, west of Istanbul, to protest against the verdicts of the major coup trial on Monday.

New Iranian president to improve ties

2013-08-05 07:40:44

Iran's new president, Hasan Rowhani, took the oath of office before Parliament on Sunday, starting his four-year term as Iran faces grave challenges over its sluggish economy.

Iran, US signal will to engage

2013-08-05 06:39:03

Iran and the United States signalled a fresh will on Sunday to seek to end the dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme

Yemen enhances security over embassies

2013-08-05 06:24:49

Yemen on Sunday boosted security presence around Western embassies in the capital as precautionary measures after the United States closed its embassy in Sanaa over alert of possible al-Qaida attack.

Iran's new president terms Syria as 'brother' country

2013-08-04 19:26:00

New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran has considered the Syrian nation as its "friend and brother" and will regard the same, semi-official Fars news agency reported.

US warning causes embassy closures in Muslim World

2013-08-04 14:34:56

Western countries planned to close dozens of embassies in Muslim countries temporarily upon Washington's worldwide travel alert on Friday and the subsequent Interpol global security alert Saturday.

Israel, Palestinians to start next round of talks

2013-08-04 03:02:46

Israeli chief negotiator for peace talks Tzipi Livni said that the next round of talks with the Palestinians will be held in Israel in the second week of August, Israel Radio reported Saturday.

Rouhani calls for 'Islamic unity against Israel'

2013-08-02 19:25:09

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani said Friday that the Islamic world should unite to confront the "Zionist regime" of Israel.