Israel launches air strikes on Gaza

2013-04-03 10:01:32

Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the first such attacks since an eight-day war in November, Hamas and Israel's military said.

Over 500 Egyptian students hit with food poisoning

2013-04-02 18:42:28

As many as 561 Egyptian students of al-Azhar University have been infected with food poisoning, with no deaths reported, spokesman for the Ministry of Health Yahia Moussa told Xinhua on Tuesday.

IMF official hopeful on loan talks with Egypt

2013-04-02 16:38:49

An International Monetary Fund official said in Dubai he is optimistic about the upcoming talks this month with the Egyptian government on a pending 4.8-billion-US dollar loan.

UN says 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon

2013-04-02 14:05:34

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached 396,931, the UN refugee agency said Monday in its latest report.

Khaled Meshaal re-elected Hamas leader

2013-04-02 11:26:44

Hamas' Shura council, the highest decision-making body of the Islamic Palestinian militant group, decided Monday night in Cairo to grant a new term to its current leader Khaled Meshaal.

Musharraf arrives in Islamabad after 4-yr exile

2013-04-02 05:19:39

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Islamabad late Monday for the first time after he ended his over four-year self-exile and returned home on March 24.

Iran marks Islamic Republic Day

2013-04-01 16:04:44

Iran celebrated on Monday the 34th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic

Multiple blasts rock Syria

2013-04-01 13:38:03

Multiple explosions rocked several parts of Syria, leaving injuries and material losses, as Egypt and Iran stressed the need for a political solution to the long-standing crisis.

Hamas accuses Abbas of blocking reconciliation

2013-04-01 10:22:47

Islamic Hamas movement accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's office and his Fatah party of blocking national reconciliation due to their reservation over Qatar's mini-summit proposal.

Cairo airport to partly close to save energy

2013-03-31 14:51:55

Cairo International Airport will shut off part of some unnecessary runways for four hours daily in summer to save energy.

Syrian president appeals for help to solve crisis

2013-03-28 14:27:22

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday appealed to BRICS countries to help his unrest-stricken country restore security and stability.

Kerry meets Afghan president

2013-03-27 09:28:25

John Kerry met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, a day after they put on a show of unity as they tried to end recent bickering over anti-American comments.