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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 ...

World Powers and Iran to Resume Expert Nuclear Talks on December 30

World Powers and Iran to Resume Expert Nuclear Talks on December 30

December 28, 2013

BRUSSELS - Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers will resume talks on how to roll out last month’s landmark deal on Monday in Geneva, hoping to resolve numerous technical issues before the ...

Turkish President Vows No Cover-Up in Corruption Scandal

Turkish President  Vows No Cover-Up in  Corruption Scandal

December 25, 2013

ANKARA –Turkish President Abdullah Gul sought to salve Turkish furor over a high-level corruption case on Tuesday by assuring the public there would be no cover-up and that the courts were ...

Iran, World Powers to Continue Nuclear Talks after Christmas

Iran, World Powers to  Continue Nuclear Talks after Christmas

December 24, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran and six world powers will continue their expert-level nuclear talks after the Christmas holidays, Iran's nuclear negotiator said ...

Egypt Jails Symbols of 2011 Uprising

Egypt Jails Symbols of 2011 Uprising

December 23, 2013

CAIRO - Three leading Egyptian activists were sentenced to three years in prison each on Sunday in a case brought over their role in recent protests, escalating a crackdown on dissent by the ...

UK to Help Destroy Syria’s Chemical Stockpile

UK to Help Destroy  Syria’s Chemical Stockpile

December 22, 2013

LONDON - The U.K. will help the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons program, officials said Friday, joining a complex operation with prominent roles for the U.S., Denmark and ...

Bombings in Iraq Kill 14

Bombings in Iraq Kill 14

December 21, 2013

KIRKUK, Iraq - Bombings in Iraq, including two in a market and a third at a cemetery where victims of the earlier attack were to be buried killed 14 people Friday, officials said.In Tuz Khurmatu, 175 ...

Iran Says Nuclear Talks with World Powers to Resume Today

Iran Says Nuclear Talks with  World Powers to Resume Today

December 19, 2013

DUBAI - Iran says it will resume technical talks with six world powers in Geneva on Thursday and Friday, a vital step in implementing a deal signed last month which suspends key elements of Tehran's nuclear ...

Merkel Formally Elected to Third Term by Parliament Vote

Merkel Formally Elected to  Third Term by Parliament Vote

December 18, 2013

BERLIN - Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for her new “grand ...

Iranian FM Stresses Regional Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

Iranian FM Stresses Regional  Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

December 17, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the recent terrorist attack which killed 20 Iranian technicians working on Iran-Iraq gas pipeline in Baqubah, and ...

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

December 16, 2013

Cape Town - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of ...

Talks Ongoing to Free Seized Nuns: Syria Activists

Talks Ongoing to Free  Seized Nuns: Syria Activists

December 15, 2013

BEIRUT - The Syrian government is negotiating with rebels to release 12 nuns seized earlier this month from a convent north of Damascus, two activists said on Saturday. The rebels are demanding that hundreds of ...

U.N. Confirms Chemical Arms Were Used Repeatedly in Syria

U.N. Confirms Chemical Arms Were Used Repeatedly in Syria

December 14, 2013

UNITED NATIONS - Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by U.N. experts in Syria, where a 2 1/2-year civil war has killed more than 100,000 people, according ...

Pakistan Wants Resolution of All Issues with India Peacefully: Sharif

Pakistan Wants Resolution of All Issues with India Peacefully: Sharif

December 12, 2013

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said Pakistan believes in resolving all issues with India peacefully and diplomatically “through dialogue based on ...

Russia will Upgrade its Weaponry: Putin

Russia will Upgrade its Weaponry: Putin

December 11, 2013

MOSCOW – Russia President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the share of modern weaponry in Russia’s armed forces would reach 30 percent in 2014 and urged the military to stay alert for threats and ...

Foreign Forces Threaten Iran, Region: Rouhani

Foreign Forces Threaten Iran, Region: Rouhani

December 10, 2013

KABUL - The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told President Hamid Karzai on a visit to Tehran this week that the foreign forces in Afghanistan posed a "threat for Iran and the ...

Leader of Egypt’s Brotherhood Appears in Court

Leader of Egypt’s  Brotherhood Appears in Court

December 10, 2013

CAIRO - The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood appeared in court on Monday for the first time since he was arrested in a state crackdown on the group following the army overthrow of President Mohamed ...

Israeli President Says Willing to Meet Iran’s Rouhani

Israeli President Says Willing to Meet Iran’s Rouhani

December 09, 2013

JERUSALEM - Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Sunday that he would be willing to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "Iran is not our enemy," Peres said during a question ...

Rohuani Defends Nuclear Deal with World Powers

Rohuani Defends Nuclear  Deal with World Powers

December 08, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defended the interim nuclear deal that his negotiating team signed with the world’s major powers in November, semi-official ISNA news ...

AU Expresses Deep Grief over Death of Mandela

AU Expresses Deep  Grief over Death of Mandela

December 07, 2013

ADDIS ABABA - The African Union (AU) expressed deep grief Friday over the death of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and icon of ...

Iran Eyes Better Ties with UAE after Nuclear Deal with West

Iran Eyes Better  Ties with UAE after  Nuclear Deal with West

December 05, 2013

DUBAI - Iran's foreign minister went to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday hoping to improve relations with the U.S. ally after Tehran's deal with world powers under which it is to curb its ...

Iran, World Powers to Discuss Geneva Deal on Weekend

Iran, World Powers  to Discuss Geneva  Deal on Weekend

December 04, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran and the world powers will hold an expert-level meeting in Vienna on weekend to discuss Geneva nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham announced here on ...

Syria Death Toll Hits Nearly 126,000: Monitoring Group

Syria Death Toll Hits Nearly 126,000: Monitoring Group

December 03, 2013

BEIRUT - The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human ...

Australia Assumes G20 Presidency

Australia  Assumes G20 Presidency

December 02, 2013

CANBERRA - Australia officially assumes the presidency of the G20 on Sunday, eyeing to promote stronger economic growth and more ...

US Offers to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons

US Offers to Destroy  Syrian Chemical Weapons

December 01, 2013

DAMASCUS, Syria - The U.S. has offered to help destroy some of the most lethal parts of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile at an offshore facility, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons ...

SCO Countries Vow to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

SCO Countries Vow to  Strengthen Regional Cooperation

November 30, 2013

TASHKENT - Prime ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states vowed here Friday to further boost the grouping’s internal cooperation to expand its global economic ...

Syria Says It Won't Give Up Power in Peace Talks

Syria Says It Won't Give Up Power in Peace Talks

November 28, 2013

DAMASCUS, Syria - The Syrian government said Wednesday it will participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending the country's civil war, but insisted that it is not going to the ...

Iran President Urges Reforms in ECO to

Iran President Urges  Reforms in ECO to

November 27, 2013

Address Regional Needs TEHRAN - The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is in need of reforms to be able to address the needs of the regional countries as well as its member ...

Geneva Conference on Syria to Be Held on January 22

Geneva Conference on Syria to Be Held on January 22

November 26, 2013

GENEVA - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday that a conference on Syria, known as Geneva II, would be convened ...