Israeli warplanes raid militants in Gaza

2014-03-13 15:36:27

Israeli warplanes on Wednesday night raided the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket attacks by Islamic Jihad militants, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

Difficulty in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: Kerry

2014-03-13 10:40:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday acknowledged difficulty in promoting peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians despite his strenuous efforts for the past year.

Traffic accident kills 3 policemen in C Turkey

2014-03-10 16:42:22

At least three policemen were killed and 22 others injured in a traffic accident in central Turkey early on Monday.

3 Gulf Arab states recall top envoys to Qatar

2014-03-06 09:07:13

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha has not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere in each others' internal affairs.

Hamas ban in Egypt may complicate ties with Gaza

2014-03-05 12:17:31

A Egyptian Urgent Matters Court on Tuesday ordered the seizure of Palestinian Hamas movements' assets in the country, ahead of a final ruling. The recent ban may complicate Egypt's already tense ties with Gaza, where the movement is based。

Israeli PM urges more sanctions against Iran

2014-03-05 10:57:02

Benjamin Netanyahu reiterates his long-held distrust of Iran over its nuclear program and called for more pressure against the Islamic republic.

Proof hints Turkey PM trying to interfere judiciary

2014-03-04 17:14:40

A new voice recording disclosed that Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan allegedly tried to influence the legal process in a case against a media boss.

Iran keen on joint air drills with neighbors

2014-03-03 11:22:48

Iranian military commanders have repeatedly urged the regional states for joint drills as a means and message of convergence.

Turks stage fresh anti-corruption protests in Istanbul

2014-03-02 10:49:08

Thousands of people staged fresh anti-corruption protests Saturday in Turkey's coastal city of Istanbul over a leaked recording that came up earlier this week implicating the country's prime minister.

Pakistan Taliban declare ceasefire for a month

2014-03-01 22:26:49

As the Pakistani security forces mounted pressure on the Taliban militants with targeted air strikes on their hideouts, the Pakistani Taliban on Saturday announced ceasefire for a month.

Syria reports 2 attempts on chemical convoy

2014-02-28 10:51:36

There were two attempted attacks on Syrian convoys transporting chemical weapons late last month, Syrian authorities told the international mission overseeing the removal and destruction of its toxic arsenal.

Syria state media says army kills 175 rebels

2014-02-26 21:52:19

State media in Syria says army troops have killed 175 rebels in an ambush south of the capital, Damascus.