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Sanctions Are No Good Resolution to Iranian Nuclear Issue

Sanctions Are No  Good Resolution to Iranian Nuclear Issue

October 08, 2012

BEIJING - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Saturday warned Iran of more sanctions over its controversial nuclear program, while the European Union (EU) has also threatened recently to impose a ban ...

Turkish PM Doesn’t Want War with Syria

Turkish PM Doesn’t Want War with Syria

October 06, 2012

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey doesn't want war with Syria but it's determined to protect its borders and its people, the country's prime minister declared ...

Russia Tells NATO to Stay Away from Syria

Russia Tells NATO to Stay Away from Syria

October 04, 2012

MOSCOW - Russia told NATO and world powers on Tuesday they should not seek ways to intervene in the Syrian war or set up buffer zones between rebels and government ...

Iran currency falls 17% to new low

 Iran currency falls 17% to new low

October 02, 2012

IRAN'S currency plummeted around 17 per cent in trading on Monday, according to media and an online exchange website, severely adding to strains on the Islamic republic's sanctions-hit ...

Turkish Democracy is Example for Muslim World: Erdogan

Turkish Democracy is Example for Muslim World: Erdogan

October 01, 2012

ANKARA – Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan trumpeted Turkey's credentials as a rising democratic power on Sunday, saying his Islamist-rooted ruling party had become an example to the Muslim ...

Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran Nuclear Program

Obama, Netanyahu Discuss  Iran Nuclear Program

September 30, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't meet this week but spoke by telephone on Friday. Their conversation focused on efforts to curb Iran's ...

World Powers to Urge Syria’s Opposition to Unite

World Powers to Urge Syria’s Opposition to Unite

September 29, 2012

UNITED NATIONS — Western nations and allies in the Middle East meet Friday to urge Syria's fractured opposition to unite, seeking a new path for ending the country's conflict amid deadlock between ...

UN Chief Demands Global Action to End War in Syria

UN Chief Demands Global  Action to End War in Syria

September 26, 2012

UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded international action to stop the war in Syria, telling a somber gathering of world leaders Tuesday that the 18-month conflict had ...

Syria’s Assad has No Interest in Reforms: UN Envoy

Syria’s Assad has No Interest in Reforms: UN Envoy

September 25, 2012

UNITED NATIONS - The new international envoy working to end Syria's civil war told members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday that President Bashar Assad will not institute reforms ...

Egypt’s President Wants more Independence from US

Egypt’s President Wants  more Independence from US

September 24, 2012

CAIRO — On the eve of his first visit to the United States as Egypt's president, Islamist Mohammed Morsi said he will demonstrate more independence from the U.S. in decision-making ...

Pentagon Should Take Over Nuclear Plant Security: Lawmaker

Pentagon Should Take Over  Nuclear Plant Security: Lawmaker

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department should take over security for U.S. nuclear weapons sites after a nuclear complex was broken into with ease in July by an 82-year-old nun and two other peace ...

EU Parliament Bids to Alleviate Asylum Pressures

EU Parliament Bids to  Alleviate Asylum Pressures

September 20, 2012

BRUSSELS - EU lawmakers on Wednesday insisted that new legislation dealing with immigrants' rights of asylum include special provisions to ease pressure on countries overwhelmed by an ...

Pakistan Cuts off All Access to Youtube

Pakistan Cuts off All  Access to Youtube

September 19, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has now blocked YouTube entirely from the country, after the video sharing site declined to remove the "Innocence of Muslims" trailer that sparked protests ...

Foreigners Making Syrian Rebels Radical: UN Panel

Foreigners Making  Syrian Rebels Radical: UN Panel

September 18, 2012

GENEVA - The number of foreign fighters in Syria is growing, some operating independently and some joining anti-government forces which they are helping to make more radical, U.N. human ...

IAEA Resolution will Only Endanger Cooperation: Iran

IAEA Resolution will Only Endanger Cooperation: Iran

September 16, 2012

TEHRAN – Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the resolution adopted by the agency against Iran will "only complicate the situation and endanger the ...

Obama Marks 9/11: ‘This is Neveran Easy Day’

Obama Marks 9/11:  ‘This is Neveran Easy Day’

September 12, 2012

The mournful tones of "Taps" fluttered over the South Lawn of the White House as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama led America in a silent tribute to the ...

Obama Widens Lead Over Romney Despite Jobs Data: Poll

Obama Widens Lead Over  Romney Despite Jobs Data: Poll

September 10, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, picking up support following the Democratic National Convention, widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a ...

China, Russia Sound Alarm on World Economy at APEC Summit

China, Russia Sound Alarm on World Economy at APEC Summit

September 09, 2012

MOSCOW - China and Russia sounded the alarm about the state of the global economy at a summit on Saturday and urged Asian-Pacific countries to protect themselves by forging deeper ...

Egypt's president urges Syrian regime to go, warns Iran to stay out of Arab affairs

Egypt's president urges Syrian regime to go, warns Iran to stay out of Arab affairs

September 06, 2012

CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gave his first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday, calling on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime to step down and warning Iran against ...

100,000 Refugees Fled Syria in August: UN

100,000 Refugees Fled Syria in August: UN

September 05, 2012

GENEVA — More than 100,000 Syrians sought refugee status during August in what the United Nations describes as an eye-popping escalation ...

Morsi ‘Did Not Discuss Boosting Ties with Iran’

Morsi ‘Did Not  Discuss Boosting Ties with Iran’

September 03, 2012

CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made no mention of resuming ties with Iran during his visit to Tehran last week, his spokesman Yassir Ali said on Sunday, denying statements by ...

Syrian Rebels Hit Back at Assad’s Air Power

Syrian Rebels Hit Back at Assad’s Air Power

September 02, 2012

BEIRUT - Rebels seized an air defence facility and attacked a military airport in eastern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group said, hitting back at an air force which President Bashar ...

UN Ups Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Activities

UN Ups Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Activities

September 01, 2012

TEHRAN - Iran was under diplomatic pressure on Friday after a UN watchdog report said it had expanded its nuclear program and was hampering inspections, and the leaders of the UN and Egypt ...

Turkey Urges U.N. to Protect Refugees Inside Syria

Turkey Urges U.N. to Protect Refugees Inside Syria

August 30, 2012

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey urged the United Nations to protect displaced Syrians inside their country on Wednesday but President Bashar al-Assad, waging a fierce war with rebels which has ...

Pakistani Court Gives PM more Time to Obey Order

Pakistani Court Gives PM more Time to Obey Order

August 28, 2012

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan’s top court has given the country’s prime minister three more weeks to decide whether to obey its order to reopen an old corruption case against the ...

Merkel’s Party Keeps Lead, Coalition Ally Down: Poll

Merkel’s Party Keeps Lead, Coalition Ally Down: Poll

August 27, 2012

BERLIN - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has nudged higher, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, but the weakness of two smaller parties highlights the ...

Iran Envoy Expects 'Progress' in IAEA Talks

Iran Envoy Expects 'Progress' in IAEA Talks

August 25, 2012

BRUSSELS - Iran's envoy to the UN atomic watchdog said that he expected "progress" in talks Friday in which the agency ...

18 UN observers leave Syria

18 UN observers leave Syria

August 23, 2012

DAMASCUS- A total of 18 UN observers left Syria on Wednesday, with the rest of them expected to leave by next ...

UN calls on nations to adopt drought policies

UN calls on nations to adopt drought policies

August 22, 2012

GENEVA (AP) — The world urgently needs to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the United States endures the worst drought it has experienced in decades, top officials with the U.N. weather ...

Cameron urges world to unite against hunger

Cameron urges world to unite against hunger

August 13, 2012

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron was to call on world powers on Sunday to boost their efforts to tackle malnutrition across the globe. Taking advantage of the large number of foreign officials gathered in London for the Olympic Games, Cameron was to urge international action to save 25 million children from stunted ...

Arabs to Meet Sunday to Discuss Annan Replacement

Arabs to Meet Sunday to Discuss Annan Replacement

August 12, 2012

CAIRO - Arab ministers are to meet in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to mull their next moves on the Syrian conflict after the resignation of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan and who might succeed him, a top League official said.
The foreign ministers' meeting in the Red Sea city of Jeddah will ...

Syrian Prime Minister Defects, Flees to Jordan

Syrian Prime Minister  Defects, Flees to Jordan

August 07, 2012

BEIRUT — Syria's prime minister defected and fled to neighboring Jordan, a Jordanian official and a rebel spokesman said Monday, evidence that the cracks in President Bashar's Assad's regime have ...

Saudi Invites Iran for Extraordinary Muslim Summit

Saudi Invites  Iran for Extraordinary Muslim Summit

August 06, 2012

RIYADH - Saudi King Abdullah invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held this month in the holy city of Mecca, state news agency SPA reported Sunday.
The Saudi monarch "sent a written letter to President Mahmoud ...

Ahmadinejad Dismisses Western Oil Sanctions as ‘Ridiculous’

Ahmadinejad Dismisses Western Oil Sanctions  as ‘Ridiculous’

August 01, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday slammed Western sanctions on Iran's oil sector as a "ridiculous" move that seeks to deprive the world of energy resources at a time when demand is swelling. "It's very ...

Romney Discusses Iran Threat on Israel Visit

Romney Discusses Iran Threat on Israel Visit

July 30, 2012

White House hopeful Mitt Romney held top-level talks in Israel over Iran's nuclear ambitions but quickly drew fire from the Palestinians for endorsing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish ...