Dozens dead in 'massive' Iranian quake

2013-04-17 07:50:23

A major earthquake, described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century, flattened homes and offices on Tuesday near Iran's border with Pakistan, killing at least 62 people in the two countries.

35 killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

2013-04-17 04:44:41

At least 35 people were killed, over 180 others injured when an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted southern and southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday.

5 injured as 7.9 magnitude quake hits Pakistan

2013-04-16 20:12:33

At least five people were injured when a strong earthquake measuring 7.9 at Richter scale rocked parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh and southwest Balochistan province on Tuesday afternoon

Bomb scare forces return of Turkish jet

2013-04-16 17:19:25

A Turkish Airlines plane en route to Afghanistan returned to Istanbul early Tuesday morning over bomb scare.

Syrian president issues general amnesty

2013-04-16 16:29:48

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued a general amnesty that covers crimes committed before April 16, the state-TV said.

Iraq attacks kill 55 less than a week

2013-04-16 11:10:42

Insurgents in Iraq deployed a series of car bombs as part of highly coordinated attacks that cut across a wide swath of the country Monday, killing at least 55.

No radiation leak at Iran's nuclear plant

2013-04-15 18:55:55

The deputy of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran dismissed as "baseless" the "rumours" about possible radiation leaks at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) following an earthquake.

13 killed, 150 wounded in Iraq's car bombings

2013-04-15 15:48:09

At least 13 people were killed and some 152 wounded in a spate of car bomb explosions in Iraq.

Iran urged to ensure nuke plalnt safety

2013-04-15 07:33:23

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday urged Iran to ensure the safety of its nuclear plants after an earthquake hit Iran's Bushehr city last week.

Law obstructing Israelis' reunion with Palestinian spouses

2013-04-15 07:29:54

The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday extended by a year a controversial law, which bans Israeli citizens from living in or entering the state with their Palestinian spouses, local media reported.

Fresh mortar attack kills 4 in Syria

2013-04-15 07:19:44

At least four people were killed and 20 others wounded on Sunday when mortar shells fired by rebels slammed a pro-government suburb of the capital Damascus, the state media and activists said.

Car bomb hits Bahrain ahead of F1 race

2013-04-15 07:16:06

A bomb went off in the heart of Bahraini capital of Manama on Sunday, as the kingdom gears to host the F1 race, police officer told Xinhua.