Ahmadinejad visits the holy shrine of Imam Abbas

2013-07-20 09:59:40

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the holy shrine of Imam Abbas.

US suggests Egyptian military averted civil war

2013-07-18 08:19:47

Egypt avoided a possible civil war this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, making it hard for Washington to conclude that the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was a military coup.

Kerry briefs Abbas on reviving Mideast peace talks

2013-07-17 20:55:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry briefed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his plan to restart peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, a Palestinian official said Wednesday.

UN council split on Iran missile tests

2013-07-17 07:37:05

A United Nations Security Council committee is split over whether Iran's missile tests last year violated UN sanctions imposed on Teheran because of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Egypt's presidency contacts political forces

2013-07-16 21:26:46

Egyptian Presidency started making contacts with different political sides, including the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group and other Islamist forces, to discuss with them the national reconciliation.

Pro-Morsi protesters, police face off in Cairo

2013-07-16 10:27:09

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they protest on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo July 15, 2013.Police fired tear gas when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi.

ElBaradei sworn in as Egypt's interim VP

2013-07-14 20:48:23

Prominent liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt's vice-president for international relations in the interim government, official news agency MENA reported.

27 killed, 77 wounded in attacks across Iraq

2013-07-14 14:01:02

At least 27 people were killed and 77 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, including a bombing attack against a Sunni mosque in the capital city, police said.

A viral mystery draws scientific detectives

2013-07-14 08:06:11

As the scientists peered into the darkness, hundreds of eyes glinted back at them from the walls and ceiling. They had discovered, in a long-abandoned village in southwestern Saudi Arabia, a roosting spot for bats.

US seeking direct nuke talks with Iran: report

2013-07-14 03:26:29

The Obama administration is seeking to hold direct talks with Iran over Tehran's controversial nuclear program after Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani sent out some positive signals.

Iran urges UAE to reconsider expulsion of Iranians

2013-07-12 21:03:24

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi expressed concern over the expulsion of Iranian nationals from the United Arab Emirates.

New front opens in Syria against al Qaida

2013-07-12 21:01:19

Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaida-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.