Iran's hardliners mark hostage anniversary with 'infiltration' warning

2015-11-05 09:18:02

Thousands of Iranians rallied to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 hostage-taking at the U.S. embassy on Wednesday, as hardliners alleged Western "infiltration" following a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

US, Russian planes test safety protocols over Syria skies

2015-11-04 09:32:09

A US fighter plane and a Russian fighter plane flew in the same airspace over Syria on Tuesday, testing new safety protocols designed to avoid air clashes between the two countries.

China's vice president pledges support in Afghanistan visit

2015-11-04 08:34:31

China's vice president Li Yuanchao pledged infrastructure and security support for Afghanistan on Tuesday, signing several deals during a high-level visit to Kabul.

Radar contact lost with Russian jet flying from Egypt: RIA

2015-10-31 15:59:25

A passenger jet travelling from the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh to the Russian city of St Petersburg had crashed in central Sinai.

Kerry's efforts achieve relative calm but with no political solution: Palestinian analysts

2015-10-30 19:29:05

The recent efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry has achieved relative calm to the wave of tension between Israel and the Palestinians, especially in east Jerusalem, but his efforts has not yet found a fundamental solution to the crisis, according to analysts.

Iran to attend intl talks on Syria: spokeswoman

2015-10-28 19:39:47

It will be the first time that Iran - an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - attends such talks on the Syrian crisis.

Saudi aid official says wants Yemen truce, rebels can't be trusted

2015-10-27 11:21:54

Saudi Arabia would like to see a ceasefire in Yemen to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid, but it does not trust the Houthi rebels to abide by such a truce.

Russia offers air cover for anti-Assad rebels

2015-10-26 07:58:13

Russia said on Saturday it was ready to provide air support for Western-backed moderate rebels battling both jihadists and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as Moscow presses on with its diplomatic offensive over the conflict.

Israeli paraglides to enter Syria

2015-10-26 07:58:13

Israel said on Sunday that one of its citizens, probably a member of the Muslim Arab minority, had illegally flown to rebellion-wracked Syria by using a paraglider to cross the Golan Heights frontier.

Kerry lays out steps to ease Israeli-Palestinian strife

2015-10-25 10:45:45

The United States on Saturday proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews.

Russia's intervention curbs terrorism expansion in Syria: Assad

2015-10-21 21:15:16

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Russian airstrikes in Syria curbed the activities of the terrorist groups in the war-torn country, according to the state news agency SANA.

West begins process to end sanctions against Iran

2015-10-20 15:17:53

Western countries have taken pragmatic steps to start the process of lifting their sanctions against Iran while Iran has responded positively and voiced the hope that some of those sanctions can be lifted this year.