Mubarak verdict fuels protests, mockery in Egypt

2014-12-01 10:21:07

Protests erupted at universities across Egypt on Sunday, condemning a court decision to drop criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak, the president whose ouster in the 2011 uprising raised hopes of a new era of political openness.

Russia, Iran mull signing of goods-for-oil agreement

2014-12-01 09:08:17

Russia hopes to sign a barter contract with Iran to deliver grain and industrial products to its southern neighbor in return for oil from the Islamic republic.

Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks

2014-11-27 21:30:02

Iran's top leader is saying he won't stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers.

EU extends sanctions relief on Iran

2014-11-26 10:07:09

The European Council on Tuesday said it has extended until June 30, 2015 the suspension of EU sanctions specified in last year's Joint Plan of Action agreed by P5+1 and Iran.

Turkey, US wide apart on how to battle IS

2014-11-26 10:05:10

The divergence between Turkey and the United States on the strategy to battle the Islamic State (IS) threat remains largely intact even after US Vice-President Joe Biden's two-day visit in the Turkish coastal city of Istanbul.

Boao Forum for Asia kicks off in Dubai

2014-11-25 11:39:22

The Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference had its grand opening in Dubai on Monday.

Iranian nuclear talks extended by 7 months

2014-11-25 09:46:03

Sides will meet again in December to discuss the tough Iranian nuclear issue, and the expert-level meeting will start soon, aiming at an political deal within four months, US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday.

Two possibilities for Iranian nuclear talks: Chinese FM

2014-11-25 08:54:43

The parties involved in Iran's nuclear talks may consider extension of the negotiation if time is not enough for a deal, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

2014-11-24 22:01:34

Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said.

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

2014-11-24 21:41:08

An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

Iran nuclear talks expected to reconvene next month

2014-11-24 19:20:31

Iran and six world powers are expected to adjourn nuclear negotiations on Monday and reconvene next month after the latest round of talks failed to clinch a final deal, a source close to the talks said.

Afghan official: Suicide attack toll at least 50

2014-11-24 17:32:07

The death toll in Afghanistan's deadliest insurgent attack this year has risen to at least 50, with 63 wounded, many of them children, officials said on Monday, as NATO confirmed that two of its service members were killed in an insurgent attack.