US, Iran hopeful on speeding up nuclear talks

2015-01-14 21:28:39

The United States and Iran are expressing hope that nuclear talks can be accelerated in order to meet a March target for a framework agreement, as the countries' top diplomats met Wednesday ahead of a resumption in full negotiations.

Yemen's al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attacks

2015-01-14 19:38:54

The Yemen-based al-Qaida claimed responsibility for attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in Paris, in an online video released Wednesday.

Israel mourns Jewish victims of Paris attack

2015-01-14 15:16:25

Four French Jews killed in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris were buried in Jerusalem on Tuesday before thousands of French and Israeli mourners, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying they had been returned to their "true home".

UAE energy minister: No change in OPEC policy amid oil slide

2015-01-13 19:09:47

The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday his country is concerned about the balance in the oil market but added that OPEC does not plan to shift its strategy to shore up falling crude prices.

Syrians largest refugee group after Palestinians

2015-01-07 16:31:14

Syrians have overtaken Afghans as the largest refugee population aside from Palestinians, fleeing to more than 100 countries to escape war in their homeland.

Suicide bomber kills dozens in Yemen

2015-01-07 14:14:51

A suicide bomber driving a minibus full of explosives killed at least 15 people Wednesday morning near a police academy in the heart of Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

2 killed in suicide bomb attack in Istanbul

2015-01-07 08:45:12

Two people were killed and one injured in a suicide bombing in the most popular tourist destination of Sultanahmet square in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Palestinians to submit again UN Security Council bid

2015-01-05 11:29:15

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Sunday that he intends to resubmit again a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to schedule an end to the Israeli occupation until 2017.

Australian premier makes unannounced trip to Iraq

2015-01-05 09:44:32

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made an unannounced visit Sunday to Baghdad, meeting with top officials to discuss ways his country can aid Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State group.

Afghan battle leaves 16 dead, 7 injured

2015-01-04 20:26:11

Clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants have left 16 dead and seven others injured in Ghazni province on Sunday, a local official said.

Father of captured pilot asks IS to treat him well

2015-01-03 19:33:14

The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group appealed Saturday to the militants to treat his son well and with respect.

Iran, 6 powers move closer to nuke talks deal

2015-01-03 17:43:53

Iran and the United States have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran's ability to make nuclear arms by committing it to ship to Russia much of the material needed for such weapons, diplomats say.