9 killed, 20 wounded in roadside bomb attack in Iraq

2013-04-22 04:04:21

A total of nine people were killed and 20 others injured when a roadside bomb struck a popular restaurant in central Iraq on Sunday.

Two killed in fighter jet crash in Iran

2013-04-21 18:13:39

Two crew members were killed when a fighter F5 jet crashed in Iran's western city of Abdanan on Sunday, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

Bombs mar start to 1st Iraq vote since US exit

2013-04-20 17:54:59

A dozen small bombs exploded and mortar rounds landed near polling centres in Iraq on Saturday, wounding at least four people during voting in the country's first provincial elections since the departure of US troops.

13 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

2013-04-19 16:38:48

Thirteen Afghan Local Police personnel were killed early Friday morning when Taliban launched attack on a checkpoint in Andar district in the country's eastern province of Ghazni.

Syria violence must end immediately: UN

2013-04-19 15:02:11

The UN Security Council on Thursday called for an immediate end to the escalating violence in Syria.

Pakistan police arrest former president Musharraf

2013-04-19 13:42:45

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was arrested by police early Friday morning.

Egyptian president heads to Russia for visit

2013-04-19 10:12:04

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi left Cairo on Thursday afternoon for a two-day visit in Russia, during which he would meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

27 killed, 51 wounded in Baghdad cafe bombing

2013-04-19 05:54:50

At least 27 people were killed and 51 others wounded on Thursday evening when a bomb struck a cafe in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, police said.

Iran marks national Army Day

2013-04-18 18:17:59

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday hailed the "might" and achievements of the army in the past few years as the country celebrated the national Army Day.

Assad: Chance alive for dialogue in Syria

2013-04-18 13:41:29

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that what is happening in Syria is a "war" in all sense of the word but there is still chance for dialogue with the opposition.

Egyptian PM sentenced to 1 yr in jail

2013-04-18 00:21:28

An Egyptian court sentenced Wednesday Prime Minister Hesham Qandil in absentia to a jail term of one year over failing to enforce a judiciary verdict to nationalize the Tanta Flax company.

Mubarak ordered back to prison hospital

2013-04-17 23:47:37

Egypt's prosecution ordered Wednesday to send former President Hosni Mubarak back to Tora Prison Hospital, official Al-Ahram news website reported.