Major powers to make 'substantial offer' to Iran

2013-02-21 11:03:00

Major powers are ready to make "a substantial and serious offer" to Iran during talks next week in return for concessions on its nuclear programme.

33 killed in devastating Syrian missile attack

2013-02-21 09:30:26

A Syrian missile strike leveled a block of buildings in an impoverished district of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, almost half of them children, anti-government activists said.

Fuel pipeline attacked in northern Iraq

2013-02-21 01:15:25

Insurgents on Wednesday blew up a pipeline which carries fuel from Iraq's largest refinery to the country's northern province of Nineveh.

Iran plans to develop satellite-detecting radars

2013-02-20 02:18:54

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said here Tuesday that Iran plans to develop different types of radar systems with satellite-detecting capabilities.

Warplane crashes in Yemen's capital, 9 killed

2013-02-19 22:24:47

A Yemeni military helicopter on a training mission crashed in a crowded neighborhood in Central capital Sanaa on Tuesday, leaving at least nine people dead and 23 others injured.

2,754 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2012: UN

2013-02-19 15:42:08

A total of 2,754 Afghan civilians had been killed and 4,805 injured in conflict-related violence in Afghanistan in 2012, said an annual report.

EU FMs discuss ending Syrian civil war

2013-02-19 09:47:05

European Union foreign ministers are wrestling with the divisive issue of whether to ease the arms embargo against Syria so military aid can be funneled to the rebels.

Two years after start of revolt, Libyans celebrate

2013-02-18 09:05:02

Security forces were on high alert across Libya on Sunday as the North African nation marked two years since the start of the revolt that toppled Muammar Gadhafi.

Assad should face war crimes probe: UN official

2013-02-17 08:55:13

The United Nations human rights chief said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be probed for war crimes and called for immediate action by the international community.

63 killed, 180 injured in Pakistan sectarian attack

2013-02-17 08:08:54

At least 63 people were killed and over 180 others injured in sectarian attack, targeting the minority Shia Mulims in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Saturday evening.

Iran has "no intention to build nuclear weapons"

2013-02-17 01:35:45

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the Islamic republic does not intend to build nuclear weapons, Press TV reported.

Intelligence services may have deceived IAEA about Parchin

2013-02-14 02:51:24

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoon Abbasi said Wednesday that intelligence services might have deceived the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the Parchin Military Base.