No concrete deal after Iran, IAEA meeting

2013-05-16 08:11:38

No concrete deal was made at the meeting between Iran and the UN nuclear watch dog in Vienna, while both sides agreed on more talks to finalize a nuclear inspection document.

Putin, Netanyahu hold talks on Syria

2013-05-15 08:57:54

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the conflict in Syria as concerns grow about a spiraling death toll.

Kerry expects Syria negotiations to be held in June

2013-05-14 21:55:43

US Secretary of State John Kerry said here on Tuesday he expected a US-Russia-backed conference to take place in early June to negotiate a peaceful transition in Syria.

PLO calls for adding China to Mideast Quartet

2013-05-14 21:22:44

A Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official on Tuesday called for expanding the Mideast Quartet peacemaking group to include China.

Syria suggests joint probe into blasts in Turkey

2013-05-14 20:44:37

The Syrian government on Tuesday suggested forming a Turkish-Syrian team to probe the recent deadly explosions in a Turkish border town.

Car bomb kills 3 outside hospital in Benghazi

2013-05-14 10:39:27

At least three people were killed and six others wounded after an explosion hit on Monday a hospital car park in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

Syria demands rebels leave or get killed

2013-05-14 08:10:19

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said Monday that the armed rebels in Syria have two options "return to where they came from, or to be killed".

New SARS-like virus can probably pass person-to-person

2013-05-13 18:27:18

World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said on Sunday it seemed likely a new coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people in the Middle East and Europe could be passed between humans, but only after prolonged contact.

Khamenei faces threat of Rafsanjani and Mashaie

2013-05-13 17:33:33

After the huge protests that followed the 2009 election, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may have hoped June polls would quietly install a loyal conservative president.

Syrian troops urge residents to evacuate

2013-05-13 17:23:51

The Syrian army halted its operation in Central Syria to allow residents to evacuate before launching an onslaught against the armed rebels.

Netanyahu takes flak over bed on a plane

2013-05-13 17:07:34

Benjamin Netanyahu is changing his mid-air sleeping arrangements after a public flap over a $127,000 custom-built bedroom for the Israeli prime minister and his wife on a flight to London last month.

Turkey arrests 9 people over deadly bombing

2013-05-13 09:59:03

Turkey has arrested nine Turks over the deadly bombings in the town of Reyhanli near the border with Syria.