Syrian army carry out 40 airstrikes against rebels: activists

2014-10-13 21:27:17

The Syrian air force on Monday carried out as many as 40 airstrikes against rebel positions in central and northern Syria, a monitoring group reported.

Kurdish fighters advance against IS in Kobane, killing 13

2014-10-13 18:54:43

Kurdish fighters have advanced against the Islamic State (IS) terror group in the southern rim of Syria's northern town of Kobane, killing 13 IS militants, a monitoring group said Monday.

Donor conference in Cairo raises $5.4 bln for Gaza

2014-10-13 11:11:41

The international donor conference held on Sunday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo raised $5.4 billion for the construction of the Gaza Strip.

Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

2014-10-09 20:44:50

Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town ofKobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as US-led airstrikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces nearbylooked on without intervening.

Iran refuses entry to UN nuclear watchdog envoy

2014-10-09 19:08:16

An Iranian official says Tehran has denied entry into the country to a member of an International Atomic Energy Agency delegation.

US military says airstrikes hit Islamic State near Kobani

2014-10-08 21:47:52

Six airstrikes by the US-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group have struck the militants near the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the US military.

UN envoy warns IS operation in Libya

2014-10-08 16:49:32

UN envoy to Libya warned again that the Islamic State (IS) militants are already operating in the volatile North African country, posing major threat to regional security, local media al-Wasat reported on Wednesday.

Israel to summon Swedish envoy over Palestinian state

2014-10-05 18:05:08

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said on Sunday that it will summon the Swedish ambassador to protest the decision of newly-elected Swedish Prime Minister's decision to recognize the Palestinian state.

Syria's Assad pictured at Eid prayers in Damascus

2014-10-04 19:22:48

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance at a mosque in Damascus at the start of a Muslim holiday, a photo posted on the presidency's official Twitter feed on Saturday showed.

Iran won't replace Russia as top gas supplier - Tass quotes Rouhani

2014-10-04 19:06:32

Iran is not ready to replace Russia as a key gas supplier if sanctions against Tehran are removed, Itar-Tass news agency quoted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as telling Russian TV channel Rossiya 1.

Afghanistan, US sign Bilateral Security Agreement

2014-09-30 20:21:06

The government of Afghanistan and the United States of America inked Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) here on Tuesday to allow limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 pullout of the NATYO-led troops in the country.

Israel, Syria in accord at UN debate on fighting terrorism

2014-09-30 10:10:41

Israel and Syria delivered practically the same message Monday during the ongoing General Debate in the UN General Assembly, warning "militant Islam" was seeking to dominate the world.