Iran voices optimism about final nuclear deal

2014-09-03 15:08:56

Reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear issue is likely before the Nov 24 deadline, Press TV reported on Wednesday quoting Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi.

Obama sending 350 more troops to Iraq

2014-09-03 10:13:36

President Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital.

Former Israeli PM back in court, corruption trial reopens

2014-09-03 09:12:12

Israel's former prime minister Ehud Olmert returned to court on Tuesday as the state prosecution reopened a corruption case against him at the Jerusalem District Court.

11 policemen killed in explosion in Egypt's Sinai

2014-09-02 19:59:23

The blast happened as the vehicle was passing on a planted explosive device in Wefaq village, the same village where eight extremists were killed in a military raid on Sunday including head of the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group.

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

2014-09-02 11:00:17

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week.

Violence killed at least 1,420 in Iraq in August - UN

2014-09-02 09:55:17

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday.

Wounded Gazans struggle to find treatment

2014-09-02 07:39:53

Still in shock weeks after a blast from an Israeli shell shredded his arm and killed four members of his family, Ahmed Ayyad is one of many wounded Gazans now in need of long-term care.

UN chief 'alarmed' by Israel's decision to claim West Bank

2014-09-02 09:11:39

United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm Monday at Israel's declaration of some 400 hectares in the West bank as "state land."

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

2014-09-01 10:39:33

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday.

Israel announces West Bank land as state

2014-08-31 20:38:34

Israeli authorities announced Sunday that a land of 4,000 dunam (four square km) used as a settlement in the West Bank would be turned into state land and the government would acknowledge it as a new Israeli community.

Iran says new US sanctions contrary to nuclear talks

2014-08-30 20:56:33

The new sanctions imposed on Iranian individuals and firms by the US violate spirit of ongoing nuclear talks, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says.

Syria rebels besiege UN position near Golan Heights

2014-08-30 20:43:36

Armed militant groups on Saturday besieged a position of the UN peacekeepers in Syria's southern province of Qunaitera, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.