Egypt plunges into turmoil as protests rise

2012-11-29 08:05:28

Egypt on Wednesday plunged deeper into its worst political crisis since President Mohammed Morsi took office in June.

UN conference highlights women's role in tacking climate change

2012-11-28 21:19:09

The important role women can play in tackling climate change has been highlighted at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Iran fires shells into Pakistan

2012-11-28 17:22:27

Iranian border forces have fired mortar shells which landed and exploded near a border area in bordering Chagai district in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Iran's navy fleet to dock at Sudan's coast

2012-11-28 17:09:26

The Iranian Navy's 23rd fleet will dock at Sudan's coast in the coming days, Press TV reported Wednesday, quoting a senior Navy official.

Turkish PM says to visit Gaza next week

2012-11-28 16:24:03

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he could make a visit to Gaza next week, days after Israel and Hamas secured an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on Wednesday.

Egyptians challenge Morsi in nationwide protests

2012-11-28 11:27:06

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied on Tuesday against President Mohamed Morsi in one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.

Egypt's presidency denies vice-president resignation

2012-11-28 11:08:49

Egypt's Presidency denied Tuesday the news about resignation of the Vice-President Mahmoud Mekky, official news agency MENA reported.

Palestine's UN bid 'historic moment': envoy

2012-11-28 07:45:12

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will submit the Palestinian bid for a non-member state status to the UN General Assembly on Thursday as planned.

Call for more action on permafrost threat

2012-11-27 21:41:50

Countries in the northern hemisphere including Russia, Canada, China and the United States are being called on to increase funding and build monitoring networks to manage the risks of warming permafrost.

Names of 142 foreign fighters killed in Syria made public

2012-11-27 18:12:12

A pro-government daily published on Tuesday the names of 142 foreign fighters allegedly killed in several hotspots in Syria over the past month.

Experts exhume Arafat, seek evidence of poison

2012-11-27 16:34:09

The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed on Tuesday by a team of international experts trying to discover if he was poisoned, as many Palestinians believe.

6 Turkish soldiers injured in mine blast

2012-11-27 16:24:06

At least six soldiers of Turkish security forces were injured in a land mine explosion late Monday when a military vehicle stepped on it in southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on Tuesday.