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Iran, UN Focus on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Arms Work

Iran, UN Focus on Iran’s  Alleged Nuclear Arms Work

February 09, 2014

VIENNA - After years of stonewalling, Iran has told diplomats that it plans to cooperate this weekend with U.N. experts probing alleged activities whose existence it has steadfastly denied ...

U.S. Diplomat Plays Down Leaked Call; Germany’s Merkel Angry

U.S. Diplomat Plays Down Leaked Call; Germany’s Merkel Angry

February 08, 2014

KIEV - A top U.S. diplomat tried to play down the damage to Washington's diplomacy in Ukraine from a leaked telephone call, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel called an obscene remark ...

UN Report Details Impact of War on Syrian Children

UN Report Details  Impact of War on Syrian Children

February 06, 2014

BEIRUT - Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by President Bashar Assad’s forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him during ...

Iran Unveils Two Indigenous Satellites

Iran Unveils Two  Indigenous Satellites

February 05, 2014

TEHRAN - Iran unveiled two indigenously- developed multipurpose satellites, Iran Daily reported on Tuesday. The satellites, Tadbir (prudence) and Persian Gulf, were displayed at a ceremony to mark ...

Corruption Costing Bloc $162 Billion Annually: EU

Corruption Costing Bloc  $162 Billion Annually: EU

February 04, 2014

BRUSSELS - An EU report says corruption affects all 28 member countries of the European Union and costs their economies around 120 billion euros ($162.19 billion) a year. The report ...

Syrian Refugees Total over 902,000 in Lebanon

Syrian Refugees Total  over 902,000 in Lebanon

February 03, 2014

BEIRUT - The United Nations Higher Council for Refugees said Sunday that it has registered more than 50,000 Syrian refugees to Lebanon during the month of January, bringing the number of ...

Syrian Negotiations Should Be Truly Representative: Russian FM

Syrian Negotiations  Should Be Truly  Representative: Russian FM

February 02, 2014

MUNICH, Germany - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday all parties should work to ensure the Syrian peace talks were truly representative and reflect the whole spectrum of Syrian ...

Indian Anti-Corruption Party Targets Ministers

Indian Anti-Corruption  Party Targets Ministers

February, 01 2014

NEW DELHI - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday named a string of high-ranking Indian politicians he described as corrupt and said his anti-graft Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would ...

Syria Peace Talks Take Tentative Step Forward

Syria Peace Talks Take Tentative Step Forward

January 30, 2014

GENEVA - Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria took a first tentative step forward on Wednesday as both sides agreed to use the same document as the basis of discussions, although they ...

U.N. Convoy Awaiting Green Light to Deliver Food to Homs

U.N. Convoy Awaiting  Green Light to Deliver Food to Homs

January 29, 2014

GENEVA - The United Nations is ready to deliver a month of rations to the Old City of Homs in Syria for 2,500 people once it gets a green light from all sides, a World Food Program (WFP) ...

Israel Refuses to Confirm Attack on Syrian Missile Base

Israel Refuses to Confirm  Attack on Syrian Missile Base

January 28, 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli security sources declined to confirm on Monday an alleged Israeli attack of a Syrian military base in Latakia. According to reports in the Lebanese media, the Israel ...

Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Sinai As Protest Toll Rises to 49

Egyptian Soldiers  Killed in Sinai As  Protest Toll Rises to 49

January 27, 2014

CAIRO - Gunmen killed three Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a bus in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the military said, prompting a warning from the army that it would eliminate the Muslim ...

Militants Tell Russians to Rebel against Kremlin or Face Attacks

Militants Tell Russians to Rebel against Kremlin or Face Attacks

January 26, 2014

MOSCOW - A militant group that claimed responsibility for last month’s suicide bombings in Volgograd which killed at least 34 people told Russians on Saturday to rebel against ...

UN Mediator to Talk with Syrian Govt., Opposition

UN Mediator to  Talk with Syrian Govt., Opposition

January 25, 2014

GENEVA - UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will meet delegations from the Syrian government and the opposition separately on Friday, a UN spokeswoman has confirmed ...

Time to End Al Qaeda Presence in Falluja: Iraq’s Maliki

Time to End Al Qaeda  Presence in Falluja: Iraq’s Maliki

January 23, 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday it was time to clear al Qaeda-linked militants out of the rebel-held city of Falluja, but set no deadline for any ...

Syria Talks in Disarray before They Begin

Syria Talks in  Disarray before They Begin

January 22, 2014

GENEVA - Syria peace talks were in disarray on Tuesday before they began, buffeted by a botched U.N. invitation to Iran, an explosion in Beirut and new evidence that appears to show Bashar ...

Iran Suspends Controversial Nuclear Activities: IAEA

Iran Suspends Controversial  Nuclear Activities: IAEA

January 21, 2014

VIENNA - Iran has halted the a series of most controversial nuclear activity regarding the deal with six major states, an UN nuclear agency report obtained by Xinhua on Monday showed ...

Any Geneva II Agreement Should Be Guaranteed by UN Mission: Turkey FM

Any Geneva II Agreement Should Be  Guaranteed by UN Mission: Turkey FM

January 20, 2014

ADANA - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday that any possible agreement to be reached in the upcoming Geneva II conference on Syrian crisis should be guaranteed by a UN ...

Obama's spying overhaul proposals too weak to win back trust

Obama's spying overhaul proposals too weak to win back trust

January 19, 2014

BEIJING- President Barack Obama is known for eloquence. But his long-awaited speech on overhauling the controversial intelligence community of the United States has failed to ...

Tension Mounts in Thailand after Blast Wounds 36 Protesters

Tension Mounts in Thailand  after Blast Wounds 36 Protesters

January 18, 2014

BANGKOK - An explosive device tossed at anti-government protesters wounded 36 in central Bangkok on Friday and tension rippled through the Thai capital after several days of relative ...

Eurozone Trade Surplus 17.1 Bln Euros in November 2013

Eurozone Trade Surplus 17.1  Bln Euros in November 2013

January 16, 2014

BRUSSELS- The eurozone was expected to register a trade surplus of 17.1 billion euros (23.3 U.S. dollars) in last November, up from a surplus of 12.5 billion euros in the same period of 2012, the ...

Thai Protesters Target Ministries, Threaten Stock Exchange

Thai Protesters  Target Ministries,  Threaten Stock Exchange

January 15, 2014

BANGKOK - Protesters trying to topple Thailand's government tightened a blockade around ministries on Tuesday and their leader warned the prime minister that she could be targeted next, as some ...

Assad Mulling Open Humanitarian Access: Russia

Assad Mulling Open  Humanitarian Access: Russia

January 14, 2014

PARIS - Syria's government and the opposition have agreed to consider opening humanitarian access in the run-up to a peace conference that would bring the sides together for the first ...

Thai Road Protest Could Lead to Political Dead End

Thai Road Protest Could Lead to Political Dead End

January 12, 2014

BANGKOK - Anti-government protesters are planning to shut down Thailand's capital on Monday by blocking traffic at key intersections, providing a fitting metaphor for the country's politics ...

Russia, U.S. and U.N. to Hold Talks on Syria: Report

Russia, U.S. and U.N. to Hold  Talks on Syria: Report

January 11, 2014

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will hold joint talks on January 13 in the runup to the Geneva 2 conference on ...

Iraqi Army Not to Attack Fallujah as Tribes Fight Al-Qaida: PM

Iraqi Army Not to Attack  Fallujah as Tribes Fight Al-Qaida: PM

January 09, 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Wednesday that his troops will not attack the volatile city of Fallujah as long as the tribes are fighting al-Qaida militants, vowing that ...

US Speeds Up Drone, Missile Deliveries to Aid Iraq

US Speeds Up Drone, Missile  Deliveries to Aid Iraq

January 08, 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States has said it will speed up its deliveries of missiles and surveillance drones to Iraq as the Baghdad government battles a resurgence of Al-Qaeda linked ...

U.S. to Support Fight on Al-Qaeda in Iraq without Troops: Kerry

U.S. to Support Fight on Al-Qaeda  in Iraq without Troops: Kerry

January 06, 2014

JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced confidence on Sunday the Iraqi government and tribes would be successful in their fight against al Qaeda, and said Washington was not considering sending troops ...

Iraq Army, Tribes Join Fight against Al Qaeda Forces

Iraq Army, Tribes Join Fight against Al Qaeda Forces

January 05, 2014

BAGHDAD - Sunni Muslim tribesmen backed by Iraqi troops fought al Qaeda-linked militants for control of Iraq's western province of Anbar on Friday in a critical test of strength for the ...

Egypt Police Clash with Islamist Supporters

Egypt Police Clash  with Islamist Supporters

January 04, 2014

CAIRO - Riot police clashed with supporters of Egypt's former Islamist president across the country on Friday, leaving two dead as the Muslim Brotherhood renewed calls to protest ahead of a key ...

Palestinian Ambassador Killed by Blast at Prague Home: Police

Palestinian Ambassador Killed by Blast at Prague Home: Police

January 02, 2014

PRAGUE - The Palestinian ambassador to Prague was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday that Czech authorities believe was probably an ...

War, Weather, Bureaucracy Cause Syria to Miss Chemical Weapons Deadline

War, Weather, Bureaucracy Cause Syria to Miss  Chemical Weapons Deadline

January 01, 2014

BEIRUT - Security concerns and bureaucracy have caused President Bashar al-Assad’s government to miss Tuesday’s deadline for the removal of deadly toxins from Syria under an international ...

Agreement Reached on Shipping Syria’s Chemicals: FM

Agreement Reached on  Shipping Syria’s Chemicals: FM

December 31, 2013

BEIJING - A multilateral agreement on escorts for chemical weapons being shipped out of Syria for destruction has been reached, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin ...

Turkish Official Says Officers Could Be Retried

Turkish Official Says  Officers Could Be Retried

December 30, 2013

ANKARA, Turkey - A senior ruling party official says Turkey's government could change laws to allow the re-trial of hundreds of military officers who were convicted of plotting to overthrow ...

Removal of Chemical Weapons from Syria Delayed: Watchdog

Removal of Chemical  Weapons from Syria Delayed: Watchdog

December 29, 2013

VIENNA - The removal of deadly toxins from Syria under an international effort to rid the nation of its chemical arsenal will likely miss a December 31 deadline, the global ...