Libya to close border with Egypt, Tunisia

2013-02-12 09:37:19

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zaidan said Monday evening that his government decided to close the borders with Tunisia and Egypt.

Syrian parliamentarian survives assassination attempt

2013-02-12 04:36:54

Syrian parliamentarian Sharif Shehade survived Monday an assassination attempt by unknown parties who booby-trapped his car with an explosive device, local media said.

9 killed in car explosion near Turkish-Syrian border

2013-02-12 03:17:57

At least nine people were killed and some 30 wounded in a car blast on Monday near Turkey's southern border gate with Syria, private NTV news channel reported.

Rebels battle Assad's forces in capital

2013-02-08 09:37:41

Syrian rebels battled President Bashar al-Assad's forces on the edge of central Damascus on Wednesday, seeking to break through to the heart of the capital.

Call for end to Syria's civil war

2013-02-08 09:36:49

Leaders of Muslim nations called for a negotiated end to Syria's civil war at a summit in Cairo on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt's new Islamist president to center stage amid turbulence at home.

Presidents of Egypt, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria crisis

2013-02-07 18:06:55

The presidents of Egypt, Iran and Turkey, members of the Egypt-initiated quartet on the Syria crisis besides Saudi Arabia, held talks in Cairo Wednesday over the protracted conflict.

Tunisian PM plans to form new govt

2013-02-07 10:08:54

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced his plan to form a new government of technocrats to lead the country until elections take place.

Iran to let in Egyptians without visas

2013-02-07 10:08:09

Iran will cancel visa requirements for Egyptian merchants and tourists, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told Egypt's state news agency on Wednesday.

Booby-trapped car targets military institution in Syria

2013-02-07 04:32:07

A booby-trapped car went off Wednesday in front of a military factory in Syria's central province of Hama, killing undisclosed number of people, the state- run SANA news agency reported.

US expands sanctions on Iran

2013-02-07 04:32:07

The Obama administration expanded the US sanctions on Iran by tightening up economic measures against the Islamic republic and adding more names to its blacklist.

Twin blasts rock security branch in Syria's Homs

2013-02-06 17:24:58

Twin car bombs went off on Wednesday near a military security branch in Syria's central Homs province, injuring 20 people, a pro-government online news website said, as clashes intensified at a rebellious area near the capital Damascus.

French troops to begin pullout from Mali in March

2013-02-06 17:13:55

France will start to withdraw its troops from Mali in March, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.