China to make further contribution over Iranian nuclear issue

2014-03-20 20:31:38

China on Thursday said it would continue communicating with relevant parties and make contributions to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue as early as possible.

EU election monitors arrive in Afghanistan

2014-03-20 20:03:48

As Afghan presidential and provincial councils elections draw near, the European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) has arrived in Afghanistan at the invitation of Afghan election commission.

Jerusalem oks 184 new settlement homes

2014-03-20 13:37:46

Israel's city of Jerusalem approved building plans on Wednesday for 184 new homes in two Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians want for a future state.

Israel bombs Syrian posts over Golan attack

2014-03-19 15:32:06

Israel attacked several Syrian military sites on Wednesday in retaliation for a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops on the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday.

Iran, six powers seek nuclear progress

2014-03-18 18:31:24

Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna on Tuesday.

Taliban key commander gives up fighting in S Afghanistan

2014-03-18 15:39:45

A Taliban key commander in southern Afghan province of Zabul has given up fighting and joined the government-backed peace process.

Syria's crisis enters 4th year with no drastic solution

2014-03-16 14:31:43

Three years has passed since the Syrian crisis began in mid-March 2011. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced. Severe damages have befallen the country's economy, social fabric and last but not least its infrastructure.

Syrian troops storm rebel stronghold

2014-03-15 08:08:49

Syrian army is entering the rebels' key town of Yabroud, north of the capital Damascus, with "heavy and focused" shelling.

Israel-Gaza strikes persist despite truce call

2014-03-14 10:02:48

A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fires rockets at Israel, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day.

There is always hope

2014-03-14 08:42:34

Banksy reworked his "There Is Always Hope" graffiti and showed it in several locations across the world to mark the third anniversary of the start of war in Syria.

Gaza militants fire rockets at Israeli cities

2014-03-13 17:40:08

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israeli cities on Thursday, police said, in a second day of a cross-border flare-up.

Clashes erupt in Turkey after funeral of teenager

2014-03-13 11:36:24

Clashes erupt between protesters and police in Turkey following a funeral of a 15-year-old student.