48 killed, 119 wounded in Iraq violence

2014-02-06 10:06:52

A total of 48 people were killed and 119 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad, officials and police said.

25 killed in bomb attacks in Iraqi capital

2014-02-05 18:32:19

Up to 25 people were killed and 37 wounded in three bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Wednesday morning, security sources said.

Afghanistan's Karzai in secret talks with Taliban - report

2014-02-04 21:52:08

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has been holding secret talks with Taliban officials in the hope of persuading them to make peace with his government, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Afghan and Western officials.

Iran unveils two indigenous satellites

2014-02-04 18:55:01

Iran unveiled two indigenously- developed multipurpose satellites, Iran Daily reported on Tuesday.

No final US proposal on peace talks yet: Jordan FM

2014-02-03 10:12:04

Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Sunday that Jordan is informed on all progress in Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and there is no final US proposal yet, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Iran ready for long term deal: FM

2014-02-03 03:58:01

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said in Munich on Sunday that Iran was ready for a long term deal on its nuclear program, and trust between Iran and western countries must be rebuilt.

Abbas, Hamas official meet on reconciliation

2014-02-02 10:46:00

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a senior Islamic Hamas movement leader met Saturday on Palestinian reconciliation.

Turkish PM arrives in Iran for bilateral ties

2014-01-29 17:21:12

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Iran's capital of Tehran for an official visit and talks on bilateral ties and regional issues, local media reported on Wednesday.

Syria talks see no breakthrough but will continue

2014-01-29 10:17:40

The joint sessions between delegations of Syrian government and the opposition have not "achieved any breakthrough" up to now, said the United Nations-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi Tuesday.

Egypt court delays Morsi trial over jailbreak

2014-01-29 09:29:22

An Egyptian criminal court decided to delay the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 130 others over the 2011 jailbreak to Feb 22.

Iran pledges to seek nuclear rights within NPT

2014-01-28 21:48:46

Iran pursues nothing in its nuclear program beyond its rights as stipulated in the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

Egypt interior minister aide assassinated

2014-01-28 20:09:55

An assistant to the Egyptian interior minister was shot dead by unknown gunmen, state-run Ahram website and state TV reported.