Iran confirms confronting US drone in Persian Gulf

2012-11-10 09:13:31

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi confirmed Friday that the fighter jet of the Islamic republic had confronted a US drone in the Persian Gulf last week, local media reported.

Syrian opposition awaits final say on unity

2012-11-10 09:09:33

Exiled Syrian opposition groups convening in Doha are expected to announce within hours their final decision on a proposal to form a unity opposition front.

Assad warns against foreign intervention

2012-11-09 14:55:10

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Thursday of the price of foreign intervention as the balance of power seesawed in the war-torn country.

Assad says will live and die in Syria

2012-11-09 12:28:34

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the cost of any foreign military intervention in Syria will be higher than what the entire world could handle, vowing to "live and die in Syria".

Pentagon: Iranian fighter jet attacks US drone

2012-11-09 09:20:45

Iranian fighter jet has attacked a US drone but missed, so the unmanned American aircraft suffered no damage and returned safely to base.

OPEC lowers global oil demand forecast

2012-11-09 09:05:37

OPEC on Thursday cut its medium-term global oil demand forecast due to the impact of euro zone debt crisis and the economic weakness.

Turkey intercepts Syria-bound plane 'carrying arms'

2012-11-08 16:56:01

Turkey intercepted a Syria-bound cargo plane which took off in Armenia and was suspected of carrying arms, Today's Zaman newspaper reported Thursday.

NATO preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles

2012-11-08 03:18:15

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border.

China's proposal on Syria welcomed

2012-11-07 09:23:05

The UN Under-Secretary- General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said Tuesday that China's new four-point proposal on Syria is welcomed.

No deals over Syrian president's destiny: Russia

2012-11-06 10:44:39

Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted Monday in Cairo that his country has not made any confidential negotiations or deals over the destiny of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Arafat exhumation set for Nov 26

2012-11-06 10:37:28

The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is set to be exhumed on Nov 26, eight years after his death, as part of an investigation to see if he was murdered, a diplomat said.

Damascus bomb kills at least 11

2012-11-06 04:23:54

A bomb attack in a western district of Damascus killed 11 people and wounded dozens more, including children, on Monday, Syrian state media reported.