4 Taliban leaders arrested in Afghanistan

2013-01-22 17:11:34

Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops have arrested four Taliban local leaders in separate operations, the coalition forces said Tuesday.

Suicide bombing kills many in Syria's Hama

2013-01-22 04:38:00

A suicide car bomber detonated his explosive-packed car in Syria's central province of Hama Monday evening, leaving an unknown number of casualties.

3.4 million Saudi Arabians suffer from diabetes

2013-01-21 17:20:04

Saudi Arabia ranks the seventh highest morbidity of diabetes in the world with 3.4 million patients, according to Okaz newspaper on Monday.

Patriot missile defense systems unloaded in Turkey

2013-01-21 16:21:16

Patriot missile defense systems from the Netherlands are being unloaded from a ship in Iskenderun Port of southern Turkey early Monday morning, private Dogan news agency reported.

Taliban attacks police compound in Kabul

2013-01-21 11:07:16

Casualties were feared as a team of Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen raided a police compound in western Afghan capital of Kabul early Monday morning.

UN report finds torture of Afghan detainees, secret sites

2013-01-21 04:27:21

Almost a third of all detainees recently transferred to Afghan control have been tortured and Afghanistan's spy agency is operating secret facilities to avoid international scrutiny, a United Nations report released on Sunday said.

Iran says no agreement in nuclear talks with IAEA

2013-01-19 00:37:19

Iran's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday that no "agreement" was reached in the recent two-day talks between Iran and the nuclear watchdog, the ISNA news agency reported.

China encourages Iran, IAEA to further cooperate

2013-01-18 19:29:29

China on Friday encouraged Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency to further strengthen cooperation after the two parties ended their two-day talks in Tehran Thursday.

Yemen tightens security around French embassy

2013-01-18 16:31:10

The Yemeni Interior Ministry said Friday that it has tightened security around the French embassy in the capital of Sanaa, after a French-backed ground offensive against Islamist militants in the African country of Mali.

Algeria says gas field rescue operation ends

2013-01-18 16:15:16

An operation launched by the Algerian army to free hostages detained by an armed group in a gas field facility in the southernmost province of Illizi has ended.

Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria's Homs

2013-01-18 09:28:03

More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said.

No deal seen clinched in UN nuke talks with Iran

2013-01-18 08:57:43

The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran appear to have failed again in talks this week to finalise a deal to unblock an investigation into suspected atom bomb research in the Islamic state.