Heavy fog disrupts flights at Abu Dhabi airport

2014-11-24 16:07:24

Heavy fog disrupted flights in and out of Abu Dhabi airport for hours early Sunday, with many outgoing flights cancelled and incoming ones diverted to other airports such as Dubai.

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

2014-11-24 14:01:59

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting.

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

2014-11-24 11:18:21

Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

Sides might need more time to reach Iran nuclear deal

2014-11-24 09:11:37

More time might be needed in order to seek a comprehensive agreement as the issues being discussed in the Iran nuclear talks are complicated, a diplomat closed to the talks told Xinhua on Sunday.

Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian in Gaza

2014-11-23 19:42:53

A 32-year-old Palestinian resident of eastern Jabalia town in northern Gaza Strip was shot dead by Israeli border troops on Sunday.

Iran says nuclear deal 'impossible' by Nov. 24 deadline

2014-11-23 17:07:03

Iran says it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

US-led strikes kill over 900 in Syria: activists

2014-11-22 22:10:09

The death toll includes 52 civilians, eight of whom were children and five women, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Iraqi forces retake town from IS

2014-11-21 10:20:11

Iraqi security forces on Thursday retook control of a town from Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Iraq, and are fighting to seize another in the west, security sources and an official said.

Iran nuclear talks stuck, deadline may be extended

2014-11-21 09:07:31

A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March.

Iran not to allow 'special' nuclear inspections: atomic chief

2014-11-20 20:43:37

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said Tehran will not allow any "special" inspections into the country's nuclear facilities, state IRIB TV reported on Thursday.

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

2014-11-19 09:56:40

Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on the floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Palestinians kill five in Jerusalem synagogue attack

2014-11-19 09:20:16

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed five people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.