Palestinian PM to resign after Obama's visit

2013-03-06 09:53:37

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad plans to resign after US President Barack Obama's visit to the region this month, a source said Tuesday.

28 injured in traffic accident in Turkey

2013-03-05 17:29:15

A vehicle carrying prisoners overturned due to bad road condition in Central Turkey on Tuesday, injuring 28 people onboard, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on its website.

Biden, Netanyahu set tone on Iran for Obama visit to Israel

2013-03-05 11:09:29

US Vice-President Joe Biden insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama was not bluffing about using force to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions if all else fails.

Intl mediation continues as violence persists in Syria

2013-03-04 14:47:15

Explosions and attacks continued to rock Syria over the weekend, as the international community keeps on mediation efforts in a bid to end violence and bloodshed.

Assad condemns West for giving aid to rebels

2013-03-04 09:31:45

Syria and Iran joined forces on Saturday to condemn moves by Western powers to aid rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the Syrian leader singling out Britain as a "shallow and immature" power

Iran is buying time to build nuclear weapons

2013-03-03 20:48:36

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Iran is "buying time" during talks with world leaders in order to continue its efforts in achieving a nuclear bomb.

Kerry to hold Syria talks in Rome

2013-02-28 18:32:08

US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to hold a ministerial-level international conference in Rome on Thursday on offering more support to the Syrian opposition.

EU hammers Jerusalem settlement policy

2013-02-28 09:45:19

Israel's construction in East Jerusalem is a deliberate strategy to prevent the city from becoming the capital of two states, an internal EU report found.

Suicide attack wounds 7 in Kabul

2013-02-27 16:26:32

Up to seven people were injured Wednesday morning when an Afghan Defense Ministry bus came under attack in western capital city of Kabul.

Teheran resumes nuclear talks

2013-02-26 23:56:51

Iran resumed talks on Tuesday in Kazakhstan with six major world powers on its nuclear issue after a break of nearly eight months, with experts expecting to see both sides come up with new ideas or loosen their stance.

80,000 Nepali workers to get amnesty in Saudi

2013-02-26 14:27:22

Saudi Arabia's amnesty offer to all illegal migrant workers will benefit more than 80,000 Nepalis stuck in the Gulf country as illegal employees.

Syria says ready to talk with armed opposition

2013-02-26 11:09:52

Syria is ready for talks with its armed opponents, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday, in the clearest offer yet to negotiate with rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.