Doha climate talks reach weak commitment by rich nations

2012-12-09 14:01:14

United Nations climate talks in Doha on Saturday adopted a package of drafts of low-ambitious second period of Kyoto Protocol and weak commitment on climate finance after overnight negotiations over differences between developed and developing countries.

Egypt likely to issue new constitution declaration

2012-12-09 04:05:45

Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said Saturday that President Mohamed Morsi is likely to issue a new constitution declaration within hours, state-run Nile TV reported.

Syria: western-backed rebels may use chemical weapons

2012-12-09 02:20:57

The Syrian government expressed on Saturday concerns that the countries that support the rebels may provide them with chemical weapons and later frame the Syrian government.

Egyptian president starts meeting with political forces

2012-12-09 01:05:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has started a meeting with national and political forces at the presidential palace in Cairo to find a way out of the ongoing crisis, political figure Ayman Nour's office told Xinhua Saturday afternoon.

Russia, US meet as Syrian rebels step up advance

2012-12-08 09:51:58

Western countries concerned over possible use of chemical weapons.

Egyptian president ready to delay referendum

2012-12-08 03:42:39

Egypt's Justice Minister Ahmed Miky said Friday that President Mohamed Morsi is "ready" to postpone the constitutional referendum scheduled for December 15.

Egyptian protesters rally outside presidential palace, calling on Morsi to leave

2012-12-08 02:40:28

Several hundreds opponents of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi gathered Friday outside the presidential palace in Cairo, demanding him to resign and leave office.

Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood HQ

2012-12-07 11:09:25

Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the capital Cairo on Thursday in response to Wednesday's clashes that killed six people and injured over 1,000

Yellow fever in Sudan kills 165: WHO

2012-12-07 10:41:28

A total of 732 suspected cases of yellow fever, including 165 deaths have been reported in 33 out of 64 localities in Darfur of Sudan.

Egypt's President Morsi invites opposition for dialogue Saturday

2012-12-07 05:16:51

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi delivered a long-waited speech on Thursday night denouncing recent bloody clashes outside presidential palace and inviting all opposition forces to meet on Saturday afternoon at the palace for dialogue over a solution for the ongoing crisis.

Blast rocks district of Syrian capital, injures reported

2012-12-07 02:23:50

A "terrorist" blast rocked the district of al-Mazzeh 86 in the Syrian capital Damascus Thursday evening, leaving an undisclosed number of injures and property losses, the state-run SANA news agency said.

Syria army regains control of hotspots in capital

2012-12-06 17:13:02

The Syrian army has regained control of the Damascus' suburbs of Daraya and Akraba after days of intense fighting with armed militias, a pro-government paper said Thursday.