Israel plans to make faster Internet access

2012-12-31 12:55:16

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced plans to make super-fast Internet accessible to households nationwide.

Iraq's deputy PM survives assassination bid

2012-12-31 04:34:24

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak survived an assassination attempt on Sunday during taking part in a protest in province of Anbar.

21 missing Pakistani policemen found shot dead

2012-12-30 06:53:05

Government officials say 21 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been found shot dead in northwest Pakistan.

Iran starts navy drills in Strait of Hormuz

2012-12-28 15:02:38

Iran started on Friday six days of naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, the official IRNA news agency reported, manoeuvres aimed at showcasing its military capabilities in what is a vital oil and gas shipping route.

Iran supports peaceful settlement of crisis in Syria

2012-12-28 13:32:40

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Tehran is in favor of peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, semi-official Fars news agency reported Thursday.

UAE security forces bust terrorist cell

2012-12-27 15:49:28

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said late Wednesday it busted a terrorist cell in a joint operation with Saudi security forces, according local news agency WAM.

UN envoy continues efforts to solve Syria crisis

2012-12-27 15:14:41

The visiting international envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, continued his meetings Wednesday in Syria's capital Damascus in the hope of reaching a solution to the prolonged crisis.

Chinese ambassador urges political solution to Syria crisis

2012-12-27 05:17:48

The Chinese ambassador to Syria Zhang Xun met Wednesday with the visiting UN-AU joint envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and they stressed the urgent need for a political solution to Syria's 22-months crisis.

One Turk dies every day due to drug abuse

2012-12-26 16:34:40

Some 365 people died last year in Turkey due to drug addiction and 95.2 percent of the victims were male, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported Wednesday.

Iran launches naval drill in Persian Gulf

2012-12-26 10:50:39

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) forces launched a naval military exercise in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

Iran thwarts US cyber attack on cultural institutes

2012-12-26 09:53:20

Iran on Tuesday thwarted a "cyber attack originated from the US city of Dallas via switches in Malaysia and Vietnam on one of Iranian culture ministry institutes".

Assad vows to preserve Syria's sovereignty

2012-12-26 08:18:05

Bashar al-Assad has vowed to preserve Syria's sovereignty and independence as the UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria visited the country.