China, UAE agree to boost cooperation, ties

2015-02-15 13:34:54

China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed on Saturday to boost their strategic partnership and bilateral cooperation.

Palestinian artists use house remains to form paintings

2015-02-15 11:33:20

A Palestinian girl paints at an atelier in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, on Feb 14, 2015.

Italy, Germany temporarily close their Yemen embassies

2015-02-13 21:06:49

Italy and Germany have announced the temporary closure of their embassies in Yemen due to recent violence in the country where al-Qaeda is active, following similar moves by France, Britain and the United States.

Egypt court frees two Al-Jazeera journalists

2015-02-12 21:10:53

An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, though charges against the two, including aiding a terrorist group, have yet to be dismissed.

Netanyahu downplays rift with Obama over upcoming speech in congress

2015-02-11 18:28:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday tried to downplay current tensions between himself and USPresident Barack Obama over a speech the Israeli PM is set to deliver in front of the US congress on March 3 on Iran.

Iran marks Islamic revolution anniversary, still seeks nuclear deal

2015-02-11 16:27:21

As Iran is heading into celebrations marking the 36th anniversary of the Islamic revolution with popular rallies, it has still been trying to reach a fine deal with the world powers on its nuclear program.

British Embassy in Yemen closes

2015-02-11 14:19:01

The British government says it has closed its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all its diplomatic staff amid turmoil there following Shiite rebels seizing power in the Arab world's poorest country.

UAE F-16 in Jordan bomb IS targets

2015-02-10 21:15:18

The F-16 fighter jet squadron of United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force sent to Jordan earlier bombed the Islamic State (IS) targets on Tuesday.

China calls for dialogue in Yemen

2015-02-10 20:11:21

China has urged parties in Yemen to solve disputes via dialogue and restore national stability as a dissolution of parliament looks set to deepen the deadly chaos in the Arab country.

Nuclear talks stem further sanctions on Iran: VP

2015-02-10 20:01:17

No new sanctions were imposed on Tehran because of the nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers that have run for one year and a half.

Libyan peace talks to resume this week: UN

2015-02-10 09:44:17

Libya's warring factions are to resume the UN-brokered talks in Libya later this week, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced on Tuesday.

Nuclear deal quite possible, no need to extend talks: Iranian FM

2015-02-08 19:36:55

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that it is quite possible to reach a deal over Iran's nuclear issue and there is no need to further extend the nuclear talks between his country and the so-called P5+1 group.