Battling terror must be coordinated with Syrian gov't

2014-08-26 08:56:07

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem said on Monday that any international effort to battle terrorism inside Syria must come in coordination with the Syrian government.

Three Chinese engineers kidnapped in Turkey

2014-08-26 00:41:41

Three Chinese engineers were kidnapped by outlawed Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak on Saturday evening, private Dogan news agency reported Monday.

3 Chinese engineers kidnapped in southeastern Turkey

2014-08-26 00:08:47

The engineers were kidnapped by outlawed Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak on Saturday evening, said private Dogan news agency on Monday.

Breakthrough made in Gaza truce talks

2014-08-25 10:26:37

An important breakthrough has emerged in indirect Palestinian-Israeli negotiations on a durable ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a source in Islamic Hamas movement said on Monday.

Israel airstrikes destroy apartment building, business mall in Gaza

2014-08-24 07:57:42

Israeli airstrikes destroyed a six- story apartment building and a business mall in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah late Saturday, Palestinian security sources said.

Over 191,000 people killed in Syria since March 2011

2014-08-22 17:05:14

Over 191,000 people were reportedly killed in Syria between March 2011 and the end of April 2014, according to an updated United Nations study released on Friday.

Hungary to send ammo to Iraq to fight terrorism

2014-08-22 10:19:02

Hungary said Thursday that as a member of the European Union and NATO, it will send ammunitions to Iraq, free of charge, to assist the fight against terrorism there.

Joint efforts blunt ISIL's advance in Iraq: US

2014-08-22 09:06:15

US airstrikes and military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have stalled the advance of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces around Erbil, Iraq.

Gaza ceasefire talks collapsed

2014-08-20 07:49:06

A temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has "collapsed" after the 24-hour respite ended as no truce-extension agreement was reached.

Syria receives Chinese humanitarian relief

2014-08-20 06:58:38

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on Tuesday announced in Damascus that it has received a batch of humanitarian relief from China.

US bars airlines from flying over Syria

2014-08-19 11:07:51

The US Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a "serious potential threat."

Israel, Hamas extend cease-fire by 24 hours

2014-08-19 07:28:58

Israel and Hamas had reached a deal on extending the temporary truce by an extra 24 hours until Tuesday at midnight (GMT 2100), an Israeli official confirmed to Xinhua.