China on Thursday said it would continue communicating with relevant parties and make contributions to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue as early as possible.
As Afghan presidential and provincial councils elections draw near, the European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) has arrived in Afghanistan at the invitation of Afghan election commission.
Israel's city of Jerusalem approved building plans on Wednesday for 184 new homes in two Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians want for a future state.
Israel attacked several Syrian military sites on Wednesday in retaliation for a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops on the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday.
Iran and six world powers will try to make headway toward resolving their nuclear dispute in talks starting in Vienna on Tuesday.
A Taliban key commander in southern Afghan province of Zabul has given up fighting and joined the government-backed peace process.
Three years has passed since the Syrian crisis began in mid-March 2011. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced. Severe damages have befallen the country's economy, social fabric and last but not least its infrastructure.
Syrian army is entering the rebels' key town of Yabroud, north of the capital Damascus, with "heavy and focused" shelling.
A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fires rockets at Israel, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day.
Banksy reworked his "There Is Always Hope" graffiti and showed it in several locations across the world to mark the third anniversary of the start of war in Syria.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israeli cities on Thursday, police said, in a second day of a cross-border flare-up.
Clashes erupt between protesters and police in Turkey following a funeral of a 15-year-old student.