Syria mediator wants to quit: UN diplomats

2013-05-04 10:23:22

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon and ambassadors discussed "possible diplomatic moves to end" the Syria conflict after UN diplomats said mediator Lakhdar Brahimi is determined to quit.

US rethinking opposition to arming Syrian rebels

2013-05-03 10:20:11

US Defense Secretary said the administration is rethinking its previous opposition to arming Syrian opposition.

Most Americans do not want US involved in Syria

2013-05-02 09:31:19

Most Americans do not want to intervene in Syria's civil war, although the percentage in favor more than doubles if Bashar al-Assad's forces use chemical weapons against their people.

No clear conclusion yet on Syria's use of chemical weapons

2013-05-01 15:43:24

The international community has yet to come to a clear conclusion though speculation was still rife on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Buttercup plantation in Israel

2013-05-01 10:24:29

An Israeli girl sits on a stool in a buttercup plantation, near the southern town of Kiryat Gat April 30, 2013.

170 escape from prison in southern Libya

2013-05-01 09:23:43

Some 170 prisoners escaped on Tuesday from a prison in Libya's Sebha, some 800 km south of the capital of Tripoli.

Syria crisis displaces 700,000 families

2013-04-30 16:59:42

A total of 535,000 houses have been completely destroyed across Syria since the eruption of crisis two years ago, resulting in the displacement of more than 700,000 families, a new study revealed.

21 killed, 78 wounded in attacks in Iraq

2013-04-29 19:37:31

At least 21 people were killed and 78 others injured in attacks across Iraq on Monday, mostly in the southern Shiite provinces, an Interior Ministry source said.

Blast rattles Syrian capital, PM targeted

2013-04-29 15:52:36

An explosion rocked a district of Syria's capital Damascus Monday, leaving unspecified number of casualties, the state-media said, while other reports said the prime minister was the target of the attack.

Iran to increase natural gas exports to Turkey

2013-04-29 04:34:25

Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said here Sunday that Iran's natural gas exports to Turkey will increase following the establishment of a planned joint pipeline

Israeli PM to visit China

2013-04-28 10:48:46

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang from May 6 to 10.

Iran, Turkey enjoy common interests

2013-04-28 09:28:40

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran and Turkey share common interests when meeting with visiting Turkish minster of development.