US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, as the kingdom had shown unhappiness over Washington's policies toward Egypt, Syria and Iran.
Syria will send a delegation to the Geneva II peace conference which aims to resolve its crisis, despite the West's statements that say its president should have no role in the transitional period, Syrian foreign ministry said Wednesday.
More than 100 rebel fighters have been killed over the past two days in the eastern countryside of Syrian capital Damascus as the rebels attempted to break the government troops' siege, local al-Watan daily reported Monday.
The landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program may change the Middle East's geopolitical landscape, but analysts also warned that it will take arduous effort to reach a final agreement.
Chinese FM hails agreement on Iran's nuclear issue