Syrian minister: No one can defeat Syria

2012-11-13 11:22:08

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said Monday that "no power in the world could defeat Syria", amid media reports about the army's "cleansing" of insurgents in the northern Idlib province and clashes elsewhere in the country.

Arrangements launched to open Arafat's grave

2012-11-13 10:18:31

Well-informed Palestinian sources revealed that arrangements were launched on Monday to open the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and take samples of his remains for an investigation into the reasons behind his death.

Afghan President pays official visit to India

2012-11-13 09:35:31

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C) shake hands with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (R) and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as they pose for photos at Presidential Palace in New Delhi, capital of India, on Nov 12, 2012.

Israel fires back after Syria hits

2012-11-13 09:30:25

Israeli forces on Monday afternoon fired into Syria after another Syrian mortar shell exploded outside an Israeli military outpost in the Golan Heights.

Iran launches air drills in country's east

2012-11-12 15:37:31

Iran launched large-scale air defence drills in the country's eastern half on Monday, Iranian media reported, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over a military incident in the Gulf reported last week.

UN chief concerned at clashes in Syria

2012-11-12 12:49:13

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday voiced concerns at reported clashes between the armed opposition and Syrian security forces.

Abbas attends ceremony marking Arafat's death

2012-11-12 10:33:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during an official ceremony marking the 8th anniversary of the death of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov 11, 2012.

Turkey's founder remembered in Ankara

2012-11-12 09:24:10

A Turkish woman carries a national flag and a portrait at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the revered founding father of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923, during a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of his death in Ankara, Turkey, on Nov 10, 2012.

Syrian opposition form new coalition

2012-11-12 09:16:36

Syrian opposition groups announced here Sunday the formation of a new coalition and Moaz al-Khatib as the united entity's head.

Iran calls for closer co-op among ECO states

2012-11-11 16:39:28

Iran's Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the importance of promoting closer cooperation among the Economic Cooperation Organization states.

4 killed, 26 wounded in Israeli tanks shelling on eastern Gaza

2012-11-11 03:35:17

Four Palestinians were killed and 26 wounded early on Saturday evening in the intensive Israeli tanks shelling on eastern Gaza city, medics and eyewitnesses said.

Iran, UN to resume nuclear talks

2012-11-10 10:02:45

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran will meet on Dec 13 in Tehran for a new round of negotiations, an IAEA spokesman said.