Saudi Arabia agrees to host training of moderate Syria rebels

2014-09-11 11:41:24

Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq.

Obama to authorize air strikes in Syria against IS

2014-09-11 09:09:23

President Barack Obama will vow on Wednesday to attack Islamic State militants "wherever they exist" in a speech to Americans expected to lay out a strategy for expanding US airstrikes in Iraq and, for the first time, striking targets in Syria.

45 peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels to be release

2014-09-10 08:55:19

The head of Fiji's army said on Wednesday that he expected 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers seized two weeks ago on the Golan Heights by an al Qaeda-backed militant group, the Nusra Front, to be released within days.

Wealth of opportunities in Egypt, investment minister says

2014-09-09 19:13:30

Egypt provides ample investment opportunities for Chinese companies, especially in energy, with the country looking to restart its economy after years of political instability, said the Egyptian minister of investment on Tuesday.

Iran vows not to stand further US sanctions

2014-09-09 16:17:53

Iran will no longer stand further sanctions by the United States against the interests of the country, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi was quoted as saying.

Turkey hosts 1.37 million Syrian refugees

2014-09-09 16:11:16

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has exceeded 1.37 million, according to the statement from Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).

Iraqi parliament approves new cabinet

2014-09-09 08:54:43

The Iraqi parliament on Monday approved the new cabinet of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his government program for the next four years, leaving key security portfolios unfilled due to political disputes.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah claims victory

2014-09-08 20:38:15

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday claimed victory in the lingering presidential elections and also said the political process for the formation of a national unity government has faced deadlock.

Afghan presidential election votes auditing completed

2014-09-05 16:05:33

The votes auditing process of the prolonged Afghan presidential runoff is over, a local television channel Tolo reported on Friday.

Uncertainty of Afghan election clouds NATO summit

2014-09-05 10:36:18

This week's NATO summit was long planned as a celebration to mark the end of combat in Afghanistan and the coalition forces' shift to a largely advisory role. But the still-unsettled Afghan election has complicated the event, casting doubt on the transition and leaving the door open for all allied troops to be forced out at year's end.

Syria's air force strikes IS bases as ground clashes continue

2014-09-04 21:09:39

Syrian airstrikes on Thursday pummeled Islamist insurgents, including militants from the Islamic State, targeting their bases throughout the country, as government troops continue to clash with militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

24 killed as Afghan Taliban targets gov't office buildings

2014-09-04 15:36:56

At least 24 people were killed while 150 others wounded after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen carried out a coordinated attack on gov't office buildings in Ghazni city, the capital of eastern Ghazni province early Thursday morning, sources said.