Gunmen kidnap deputy minister in Iraq's Baghdad

2015-09-08 21:37:49

Iraq's deputy justice minister was kidnapped by black-clad gunmen in a north Baghdad district, the second high-profile abduction in the capital in less than a week.

Unseasonal sandstorm hits Lebanon, Syria

2015-09-08 17:46:31

An unseasonal sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties.

Iran ready to talk with US, Saudi Arabia on Syria

2015-09-08 16:27:19

Iran is ready to talk with the United States, Saudi Arabia and other influential countries over the future of Syria, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said here on Tuesday.

G20 finance ministers pledge action to keep economic recovery on track

2015-09-06 08:21:48

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors pledged to take decisive action to keep the economic recovery on track, in a communique adopted at the end of the two-day crucial meeting on Saturday.

Drowned refugee boys buried in Syria; crackdown crumbles in Hungary

2015-09-05 09:43:55

A Syrian father on Friday buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while hundreds of migrants fled from a detention camp and escaped a train stranded under police siege in Hungary.

Drowning of child refugee sparks sit-in protest

2015-09-04 15:18:34

Youth Section of Justice and Development Party hold a sit-in protest in front of the UN House in capital Ankara on Sept 3, 2015 to demonstrate the death of Syrian refugee child drowned in Aegean.

UN chief regrets sentencing of journalists in Egypt

2015-08-30 14:36:31

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that he deeply regretted the sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court.

China, Iran pledge closer cooperation

2015-08-28 09:37:47

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Iranian Vice President Ali-Akbar Salehi in Beijing on Thursday and they pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries.

Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to reach Europe

2015-08-28 09:04:26

Refugees from Syria who camp in parks around the bus stations here revealed to Xinhua details of their risky, exhausting 4,000 km journey to escape civil war and hopefully reach Germany where they aim to build a new life.

More than 1,000 children killed, injured in Yemen conflict

2015-08-19 09:22:57

Months of brutal conflict in Yemen have killed or injured more than 1,000 children, and the number of young people recruited or used as fighters has soared, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday.

IS militants abduct dozens of Christians in central Syria

2015-08-07 17:04:11

The Islamic State (IS) militants have snatched dozens of Syrian Christians, including women and children, in the town of Qaryateyn in central Syria, a monitor group reported Friday.

'New Suez Canal' opened for ship traffic

2015-08-06 23:51:02

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi officially opened on Thursday afternoon the "New Suez Canal" for ship traffic amid high-profile international delegations.