Bombings, shootings kill 23 in Iraq

2013-06-17 05:27:51

Up to 23 people were killed and 133 wounded in a series of car bomb attacks and shootings in Iraq on Sunday.

Loud explosion rocks western Damascus

2013-06-17 04:54:04

A loud explosion occurred Sunday evening at al-Mazzeh neighborhood, west of the Syrian capital Damascus, witnesses and local media said.

Turkish PM warns of stern punishment for rioters

2013-06-17 04:22:37

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned of stern punishment for people responsible for the ongoing unrest in his country.

Syria slams Egypt's decision to cut off ties

2013-06-16 19:48:23

A Syrian official source slammed the decision of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to cut off diplomatic relations with Damascus as "irresponsible."

UN chief extends warm congratulations to Iranian president-elect

2013-06-16 09:28:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday extended his "warm congratulations" to Hassan Rouhani, the confirmed winner of the Iranian presidential elections.

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

2013-06-16 08:05:04

Iran's moderate candidate Hassan Rouhani has won the presidential election by garnering 50.71 percent of the votes, the interior minister announced Saturday.

Egypt's Morsi cuts ties with Syria

2013-06-16 05:13:19

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced cutting ties with Syria, shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and withdrawing the Egyptian charge d' affaires from Damascus

Police crack down on protesters in Istanbul

2013-06-16 04:08:53

Turkish police started a crackdown on protesters with tear gas and water cannons in Taksim Square, the center of Istanbul, on Saturday.

Partial vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

2013-06-15 21:23:08

Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in a partial vote count Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics.

Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

2013-06-15 10:03:00

Iran's interior minister says preliminary election returns give reformist-backed candidate Hasan Rowhani a significant lead in the presidential race.

Iran's voting time extended by 5 hours

2013-06-15 07:43:44

Iran's Interior Ministry extended the voting hours of the country's presidential election by five hours, state IRIB TV reported Friday.

US to give Syria rebels direct military aid

2013-06-14 10:23:39

The United States has concluded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons against rebel fighters and Washington will supply direct military assistance to the opposition.