Major powers are ready to make "a substantial and serious offer" to Iran during talks next week in return for concessions on its nuclear programme.
A Syrian missile strike leveled a block of buildings in an impoverished district of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, almost half of them children, anti-government activists said.
Insurgents on Wednesday blew up a pipeline which carries fuel from Iraq's largest refinery to the country's northern province of Nineveh.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said here Tuesday that Iran plans to develop different types of radar systems with satellite-detecting capabilities.
A Yemeni military helicopter on a training mission crashed in a crowded neighborhood in Central capital Sanaa on Tuesday, leaving at least nine people dead and 23 others injured.
A total of 2,754 Afghan civilians had been killed and 4,805 injured in conflict-related violence in Afghanistan in 2012, said an annual report.
European Union foreign ministers are wrestling with the divisive issue of whether to ease the arms embargo against Syria so military aid can be funneled to the rebels.
Security forces were on high alert across Libya on Sunday as the North African nation marked two years since the start of the revolt that toppled Muammar Gadhafi.
The United Nations human rights chief said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be probed for war crimes and called for immediate action by the international community.
At least 63 people were killed and over 180 others injured in sectarian attack, targeting the minority Shia Mulims in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Saturday evening.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the Islamic republic does not intend to build nuclear weapons, Press TV reported.
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoon Abbasi said Wednesday that intelligence services might have deceived the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the Parchin Military Base.