Russia concern at airstrike on Syria

2013-02-01 10:00:13

Russia said on Thursday it was very concerned about reports of an Israeli air attack deep inside Syria near Damascus and that any such action.

Munich meeting focuses on Syria

2013-02-01 09:43:43

Chinese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Song Tao will join leaders from around the world to attend the opening of the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday.

Men flock to Istanbul for hair tourism

2013-02-01 08:57:40

Already known the world over for its baths, coffee and sweet Turkish delights, Turkey is on the road to adding another item to its roster of specialties: the mustache.

Pakistan to transfer Gwadar port's management to China

2013-02-01 01:59:30

Pakistan will transfer the management of the strategically located Gwadar port from Singapore to China.

Israeli jets targeted science facility in Syria

2013-01-31 10:28:17

Israeli war jets sneaked off radars and hit a center for scientific research in a suburb of Syrian capital Damascus at dawn Wednesday.

Jordan's PM submits resignation to king

2013-01-30 10:30:52

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Tuesday submitted the resignation of his government to King Abdullah II of Jordan, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

65 people executed in Syria's Aleppo

2013-01-30 09:43:53

At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday in a "new massacre" in the near two-year revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.

Iran confirms launch of monkey into space

2013-01-30 07:26:19

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi confirmed on Monday that Iran successfully launched a monkey into space, fueling Western concerns that Teheran plans to develop long-range missiles.

6.6-magnitude quake strikes eastern Kazakhstan

2013-01-29 04:14:46

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern region of Kazakhstan at 22:38 Monday evening local time (16:38:53 GMT), according to the earthquake experimental group of the Scientific Committee of the country's Education and Science Ministry.

Iran sends monkey into space: TV

2013-01-28 21:23:47

Iran has sent a live monkey onboard a homemade rocket named Pishgam (Pioneer) into space on Monday, Press TV reported.

Israel's Sharon shows 'degree of consciousness'

2013-01-28 15:39:48

Seven years after suffering a massive stroke comatose ex-Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has surprised his doctors by displaying "a certain degree of consciousness".

Morsi declares emergency after clashes kill dozens

2013-01-28 09:25:31

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declared a month-long state of emergency in three cities along the Suez Canal where dozens of people have been killed over the past four days in protests his allies say are designed to overthrow him.