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Pakistani PM Summons Joint Session of Parliament on Tuesday

Pakistani PM  Summons Joint Session  of Parliament on Tuesday

September 01, 2014

ISLAMABAD - A high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday has decided to summon a joint session of the parliament on Tuesday 2nd September to discuss prevailing ...

EU Leaders to Threaten Extra Russia Sanctions, Agree New Team

EU Leaders to Threaten Extra Russia Sanctions, Agree New Team

August 31, 2014

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine on Saturday but, fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm on their own ...

Lavrov Denies Russian Troops' Invasion into Ukraine

Lavrov Denies Russian Troops' Invasion into Ukraine

August 30, 2014

MOSCOW - Reports on Russian troops invading Ukraine's eastern regions are false, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said ...

Russia Denies Secret Negotiation with U.S. Over Ukraine

Russia Denies Secret Negotiation with U.S. Over Ukraine

August 28, 2014

MOSCOW - Moscow and Washington did not hold any closed-door negotiations over Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry said ...

Iran Endeavoring to Hammer Out Unity Between Baghdad, Erbil: FM

Iran Endeavoring  to Hammer Out  Unity Between  Baghdad, Erbil: FM

August 27, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's support for the new Iraqi Prime Minister and government, and said Iran is striving hard to bring the central ...

French Govt. Resigns, PM to Form New Cabinet

French Govt. Resigns,  PM to Form New Cabinet

August 26, 2014

PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday submitted the resignation of his government to President Francois Hollande, a day after Economy Minister Arnaud ...

China Keen on Making Good Relations with Neighbors

China Keen on  Making Good  Relations with Neighbors

August 25, 2014

BEIJING - The just-concluded visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mongolia which shares a 4,710-km-long land border line with China highlighted China's keenness to make good ...

Merkel Says Tightening Ukraine-Russian Border is Key to Peace Deal

Merkel Says Tightening Ukraine-Russian Border is Key to Peace Deal

August 24, 2014

KIEV - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the standoff over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia border across which, the West ...

Syria Death Toll Tops 190,000, Rights Envoy Raps World Powers: UN

Syria Death Toll Tops 190,000, Rights Envoy Raps World Powers: UN

August 23, 2014

GENEVA - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers ...

EU to Luanch Two More Satellites to Improve Navigation System

EU to Luanch Two More Satellites to Improve Navigation System

August 21, 2014

BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) will send two more satellites into space, bringing the total number of satellites in orbit to six, the EU said in a statement on ...

U.N. Nuclear Chief Holds Top Level Nuclear Talks in Iran

U.N. Nuclear Chief Holds  Top Level Nuclear Talks in Iran

August 18, 2014

DUBAI - U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano began talks in Tehran on Sunday with President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials to push for progress in a long-running investigation into Iran ...

Turkey Ruling Party Favours Davutoglu As New PM: Report

Turkey Ruling Party Favours  Davutoglu As New PM: Report

August 17, 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has strongly backed the naming of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as the new premier and party leader to replace ...

U.N. Nuclear Chief Amano to Visit Iran on Sunday

U.N. Nuclear  Chief Amano to  Visit Iran on Sunday

August 16, 2014

VIENNA - U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano will visit Iran on Sunday in an effort to advance cooperation in the agency’s long-running dispute with Iran over its nuclear activities, the ...

Iran May Not Sacrifice N. Rights: Zarif

Iran May Not  Sacrifice N. Rights: Zarif

August 14, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's seriousness in the talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany), and ...

US Sends 130 More Military Advisors to Iraq: Hagel

US Sends 130 More  Military Advisors to Iraq: Hagel

August 14, 2014

KABUL - The United States has sent 130 more military advisors to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis there, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said ...

Removing Sanctions against Iran to Consolidate Regional Stability: Rouhani

Removing Sanctions against Iran to  Consolidate Regional  Stability: Rouhani

August 13, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the US-led sanctions have harmed both the eastern and western states and their removal will help strengthen security and stability in the ...

Iraq President Names New PM But Maliki Hangs Tough

Iraq President Names  New PM But Maliki Hangs Tough

August 12, 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraq's president named a new prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki on Monday, urging him to form a broad government that can stem communal bloodshed, but it was unclear ...

Ukraine Says Stops Russian Troops Invading, Moscow Calls Statement ‘Fairy Tale’

Ukraine Says Stops Russian Troops Invading, Moscow Calls Statement ‘Fairy Tale’

August 10, 2014

KIEV - Ukraine said on Saturday it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a large-scale military conflict ...

Geneva Talks with Iran “Constructive”: US

Geneva Talks with  Iran “Constructive”: US

August 09, 2014

TEHRAN- Iranian and American officials held constructive talks in Geneva on Thursday evening, a senior US official announced. "It was, I would say, a constructive discussion," US ...

Maliki Orders Air Force to Help Kurds Against The Islamic State

Maliki Orders Air Force to Help  Kurds Against The Islamic State

August 05, 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Takfiri militants made another dramatic push through ...

Gaza Death Toll Rises to 1,766 Killed and 9,500 Wounded

Gaza Death Toll Rises to  1,766 Killed and 9,500 Wounded

August 04, 2014

GAZA - The Israeli large-scale offensive which has been going on since July 8 on the Gaza Strip has already killed 1,766 and wounded 9,500 others, the health ministry in Gaza said Sunday. "During ...

Hamas Agrees to 24-Hour Holiday Truce in Gaza War

Hamas Agrees to 24-Hour Holiday Truce in Gaza War

August 02, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms ...

International players urge extension of Gaza ceasefire

International players urge extension of Gaza ceasefire

July 27, 2013

PARIS - U.S., European and regional powers seeking to mediate an end to the conflict in Gaza called on Israel and Hamas on Saturday to extend their 12-hour ceasefire in a bid to win time ...

Al-Sistani Sends Subtle Message to Maliki - Step Aside

Al-Sistani Sends Subtle  Message to Maliki - Step Aside

July 26, 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Most senior cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, on Friday urged political leaders to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister ...

Putin Warns of Attempts to Destabilize Russia

Putin Warns of Attempts to Destabilize Russia

July 23, 2014

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that his country currently does not see any military threat to its sovereignty and territorial integrity, but that the country ...

Israel Drops White Phosphorus Bombs on Gazans

Israel Drops White Phosphorus Bombs on Gazans

July 22, 2014

GAZA - Latest reports say Israeli aerial and ground forces are using white phosphorus bombs to pound several residential areas across the besieged Gaza ...

Iran's Top Negotiator Calls on West to Seize Opportunity in Vienna 6

Iran's Top Negotiator Calls on West to Seize Opportunity in Vienna 6

July 19, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif once again called on the western countries to seize the opportunity to reach a final agreement with Tehran on the latter's nuclear ...

Syria's Assad Swears in As New President

Syria's Assad Swears in As New President

July 17, 2014

DAMASCUS- The swearing-in ceremony of President Bashar al-Assad began Wednesday and it will be followed by an inauguration speech, in which Assad will outline the features of ...

Israel to Intensify Gaza Operation If Hamas Rejects Ceasefire: PM

Israel to Intensify Gaza Operation If Hamas Rejects Ceasefire: PM

July 16, 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel will intensify its Gaza campaign if Hamas rejects an Egyptian ceasefire agreement, according to a ...

Israeli Gaza Offensive Continues Amid Ceasefire Calls

Israeli Gaza Offensive Continues Amid Ceasefire Calls

July 15, 2014

GAZA - Israeli strikes on Gaza continued early Monday amid calls from the international community for a ceasefire, raising the overall death toll to 170, with 1,154 ...

Taliban Survivor Malala in Nigeria, Pledges to Help Free Girls

Taliban Survivor Malala in Nigeria, Pledges to Help Free Girls

July 14, 2014

ABUJA - Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to ...

Iran’s Enrichment Program Main Bone of Contention in Talks with Powers: Negotiator

Iran’s Enrichment  Program Main Bone  of Contention in Talks with Powers: Negotiator

July 13, 2014

TEHRAN - Iranian deputy chief negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country's uranium enrichment program has remained a major point of disagreement between Tehran and the world powers ...

Global Warming Requires More Frequent Rethink of ‘Normal’ Weather: U.N.

Global Warming Requires More Frequent Rethink of ‘Normal’ Weather: U.N.

July 10, 2014

OSLO - The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global ...

U.S Spying Allegations are Serious: Merkel

U.S Spying Allegations are Serious: Merkel

July 08, 2014

BEIJING - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man had worked as a double agent for U.S. intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear ...

Iran, G5+1 to Continue Talks Through Weekend

Iran, G5+1 to Continue  Talks Through Weekend

July 07, 2014

TEHRAN - Representatives of Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) will continue their talks this weekend after almost one week of hectic ...