Obama calls Israel, Egypt leaders about Gaza violence

2012-11-15 10:40:56

US President Barack Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday and reiterated US support for Israel's right to self-defense in light of rocket attacks from Gaza, the White House said.

Iran fires missiles, unveils military achievements

2012-11-15 09:04:11

Iran's Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have test-fired a range of missiles.

UN to hold emergency meeting on Gaza fighting

2012-11-15 09:00:16

The UN Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip.

Israeli army embarks on military operation in Gaza

2012-11-15 05:44:24

The Israeli Defense Forces announced Wednesday that it has embarked on a military operation called "Operation Pillar of Defense" in the Gaza Strip.

Syrians urged to take lead

2012-11-15 01:43:31

It should be up to the Syrian people themselves to decide the future of their war-torn country, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

China says Syria's fate in hands of Syrian people

2012-11-14 17:17:05

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei reiterated on Wednesday that Syria's fate should be decided by its people.

Recognition of opposition may worsen Syria crisis

2012-11-14 13:53:30

Syrian analysts believe that recognizing the newly formed opposition coalition in exile as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people will not help stop violence in Syria, but further deepen the division.

Iran holds military drill at undisclosed location

2012-11-14 09:41:43

An Iranian surface-to-air missile is launched during military maneuvers at an undisclosed location in Iran on Nov 13, 2012.

Iran test-fires Hawk missile system

2012-11-14 09:20:52

Iran "successfully" test-fired the Hawk air defense system on Tuesday, semi-official Fars news agency reported.

France to support Syrian opposition bloc

2012-11-14 08:18:07

France will support a new Syrian opposition bloc, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday after talks with its leaders in Cairo.

France recognizes new Syria opposition

2012-11-14 07:11:19

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that France recognizes Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as representative of the Syrian people.

Big blast rattle town near Syrian capital

2012-11-13 23:34:13

Many people were reported to have been killed or injured when a "violent blast" rocked the Nabe al- Fijeh town near the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday.