Afghan Presidenthas accused the US of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.
Foreign Ministers of the 27-member bloc met in Brussels decided to prolong the EU restrictive measures in response to "serious human rights violations in Iran" by 12 months.
The al-Qaida militant group on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Iraqi army convoy escorting a bus carrying Syrian soldiers in west of Iraq that killed 48 soldiers.
The 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers held since Wednesday by Syrian rebels were released on Saturday, unharmed and safe in Jordan, a peacekeeping spokeswoman told Xinhua.
Iraqi Agriculture Minister Izzedine al-Dawla announced his resignation Friday after security forces killed a Sunni protester and wounded four others in the northern city of Mosul.
A convoy of UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has entered the restive southern Syrian town of Jamla to retrieve as many as 21 peacekeepers snatched recently by rebel group in the area, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
The Philippine government announced on Friday that 61 Filipinos from Syria are set to arrive in Manila tomorrow as violence in the Middle Eastern country continues to escalate.
Syrian rebels kept 21 UN peacekeepers hostage despite world condemnation of the spillover of Syria's conflict onto the sensitive armistice line with Israel.
Osama bin Laden's spokesman and son-in-law was captured, a high-ranking US Representative was on Thursday quoted as saying.
A number of armed rebels snatched Wednesday a convoy of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) near the Golan Heights.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday assured his countrymen of having free and fair presidential elections scheduled for April 5, 2014.
The number of Turkish military personnel totaled at 678,617, a drop of 33,000 since last year, the Turkish General Staff said on its website on Tuesday.