Karzai claims US conspires with Taliban

2013-03-12 10:02:03

Afghan Presidenthas accused the US of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.

EU strengthens sanctions against Iran

2013-03-12 07:41:48

Foreign Ministers of the 27-member bloc met in Brussels decided to prolong the EU restrictive measures in response to "serious human rights violations in Iran" by 12 months.

Al-Qaida claims responsibility for killing 48 soldiers

2013-03-11 18:18:08

The al-Qaida militant group on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Iraqi army convoy escorting a bus carrying Syrian soldiers in west of Iraq that killed 48 soldiers.

Peacekeepers taken by Syrian rebels released

2013-03-10 16:57:01

The 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers held since Wednesday by Syrian rebels were released on Saturday, unharmed and safe in Jordan, a peacekeeping spokeswoman told Xinhua.  

Iraqi agriculture minister resigns

2013-03-09 04:26:47

Iraqi Agriculture Minister Izzedine al-Dawla announced his resignation Friday after security forces killed a Sunni protester and wounded four others in the northern city of Mosul.

UNDOF convoy enters Syria to retrieve kidnapped peacekeepers

2013-03-09 00:49:15

A convoy of UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has entered the restive southern Syrian town of Jamla to retrieve as many as 21 peacekeepers snatched recently by rebel group in the area, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

61 Filipinos to arrive from Syria

2013-03-08 17:10:59

The Philippine government announced on Friday that 61 Filipinos from Syria are set to arrive in Manila tomorrow as violence in the Middle Eastern country continues to escalate.

Syria rebels hold UN peacekeepers

2013-03-08 09:10:24

Syrian rebels kept 21 UN peacekeepers hostage despite world condemnation of the spillover of Syria's conflict onto the sensitive armistice line with Israel.

Bin Laden's spokesman captured: reports

2013-03-08 04:45:54

Osama bin Laden's spokesman and son-in-law was captured, a high-ranking US Representative was on Thursday quoted as saying.

Rebels abduct UN convoy near Golan Heights

2013-03-07 10:28:27

A number of armed rebels snatched Wednesday a convoy of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) near the Golan Heights.

Afghanistan to have transparent elections

2013-03-06 17:16:27

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday assured his countrymen of having free and fair presidential elections scheduled for April 5, 2014.

Number of Turkish troops reaches 670,000

2013-03-06 16:22:02

The number of Turkish military personnel totaled at 678,617, a drop of 33,000 since last year, the Turkish General Staff said on its website on Tuesday.