Afghanistan inaugurates new president

2014-09-29 14:48:44

Afghans on Monday watched the country's first transition of power in a decade, as a ceremony opened to inaugurate incoming President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Syrian crisis rattles fragile Lebanon

2014-09-29 10:00:21

Lebanon is confronting one of its toughest challenges in recent years, as Islamist militants from the war in Syria cross the border to battle the Lebanese army in the eastern border town of Arsal, threatening to rupture Lebanon's already fragile political situation.

Xi's envoy to attend Afghan presidential inauguration

2014-09-28 16:44:29

China's minister of human resources and social security will attend the inauguration ceremony of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday as an envoy of President Xi Jinping, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

British fighter jets fly over Iraq, ready to strike

2014-09-27 20:44:36

Two British jets were flying over Iraq and were ready to hit targets on Saturday, their first mission since parliament authorised strikes against Islamic State militants, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.

Air strikes hit Islamic State bases in east Syria

2014-09-26 14:51:44

Air strikes, thought to have been carried out by US-led forces, hit Islamic State bases and positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a monitoring group said.

Turkey embraces more refugees with growing concern

2014-09-26 11:08:23

The US-led coalition attacks on IS targets in Syria and Iraq is expected to trigger a new wave of refugee flow to Turkey.

Lebanon detains 450 suspected militants in Syria border

2014-09-25 16:38:45

Lebanon's army has detained about 450 suspected Islamist militants near its border with Syria, Lebanese security sources said on Thursday, as it steps up efforts to prevent them from using the frontier town of Arsal as a base.

Syrian army retakes area northeast of Damascus

2014-09-25 16:16:58

The Syrian army has taken full control of a formerly insurgent-held area northeast of Damascus.

US airstrikes hit IS positions in Syria

2014-09-24 19:39:03

The US-led anti-terror coalition struck positions of the Islamic State (IS) in northern and eastern Syria earlier on Wednesday, the state news agency SANA reported.

Over 130,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey over weekend

2014-09-24 10:06:07

More than 138,000 Syrian refugees, mainly ethnic Kurds, fled from the northern Syria into southern Turkey over the weekend.

Israeli troops kill teen murder suspects

2014-09-23 15:45:17

The two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing three Israeli teenagers in June were killed by Israeli troops, said a senior Israeli army official Tuesday.

Israeli military says shot down Syrian warplane

2014-09-23 15:14:34

Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday.