Israeli right wing claims victory following exit polls

2015-03-18 09:00:21

Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory following exit polls showing him tied with opposition center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog in Tuesday's parliamentary elections.

Israelis vote in parliament election

2015-03-17 15:41:30

Israelis were voting in parliament elections Tuesday, after a heated campaign focused on economic issues such as the high cost of living rather than fears of a nuclear Iran or the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Rightwing Israelis rally in support of Netanyahu before elections

2015-03-16 09:26:48

Thousands of rightwing Israelis gathered at a square in central Tel Aviv Sunday to show support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whose bid for reelection in Tuesday's elections has met a strong challenge from the opposition camp.

Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

2015-03-13 11:19:17

Iraqi troops clashed along two fronts with Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Thursday, a day after they pushed into Saddam Hussein's home city in their biggest offensive yet against the militants.

War plunged 80% of Syrians into poverty: UN report

2015-03-12 09:52:25

A new UN-backed report says the war in Syria has plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, reduced life expectancy by 20 years, and led to massive economic losses estimated at over $200 billion since the conflict began in 2010.

Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tikrit from IS

2015-03-10 16:24:28

Iraqi security forces launched Tuesday a major offensive against militants of the Islamic State (IS) to free the city of Tikrit, the capital of Salahudin province.

Iraqi forces free IS-held town in Salahudin province

2015-03-10 10:31:36

Iraqi security forces retakes control of the town of al-Alam in Salahudin province after clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants,as they continue push toward the provincial capital city Tikrit.

Solar impulse flyer makes first stop in Oman

2015-03-10 09:31:29

The landing marks the completion of the first leg of the global circumnavigation for the innovative solar-powered aircraft.

IAEA's credibility in doubt: Iranian envoy

2015-03-05 09:54:43

The Iranian envoy to the IAEA says the agency's refusal of visiting an alleged Iranian site could not cover the agency's mistake in its report, casting doubt about the credibility of IAEA's information.

Parties come closer on Iranian nuclear issue: Chinese envoy

2015-03-05 09:26:06

China's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday said parties involved in the Iranian nuclear talks have a strong will to reach an agreement.

Iran says Israel PM's speech in US Congress 'show of deception'

2015-03-04 10:42:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in US Congress Tuesday on a potential agreement on Iran's nuclear issue was a "show full of deception," Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said.

Security forces free town from IS militants in Iraq's Salahudin

2015-03-03 17:05:11

Iraqi security forces on Tuesday retook control of a small town in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, as part of a major offensive to free the northern parts of the province.