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Russia, U.S. to Focus on Syria during G8 Summit

Russia, U.S. to  Focus on Syria during G8 Summit

June 15, 2013

MOSCOW - The Syria issue will top the agenda of a planned meeting between Russian and U.S. presidents during the upcoming G8 summit, a Kremlin aide said Friday. “Big attention will be ...

Israeli DM Denies Weapons Sale to Pakistan

Israeli DM Denies  Weapons Sale to Pakistan

June 13, 2013

JERUSALEM - The Israeli Defense Ministry denied a report alleging that it has sold military equipment to Pakistan, Israeli media reported on ...

U.S. Does Not See Russia as Security Threat: Ambassador

U.S. Does Not  See Russia as Security Threat: Ambassador

June 11, 2013

MOSCOW - Washington does not regard Moscow as a security threat and economy rival, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said ...

China, U.S. Agree to Build New Type of Relations

China, U.S.  Agree to Build New Type  of Relations

June 09, 2013

SUNNYLANDS, United States - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, agreed on Friday to build a new type of relations between China and the United States which could avoid ...

Russia Could Deploy Peacekeepers in Golan Heights: Putin

Russia Could Deploy Peacekeepers in Golan Heights: Putin

June 08, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia is ready to replace the Austrian peacekeepers who are about to leave the Golan Heights, President Vladimir Putin said ...

Syrian Rebels Lose Strategic Town in Boost for Assad

Syrian Rebels  Lose Strategic Town in  Boost for Assad

June 06, 2013

QUSAIR, Syria - Syrian government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of the border town of Qusair on Wednesday, dealing a major defeat to rebel fighters battling to ...

NATO DM Focus on Cyber Security

NATO DM  Focus on Cyber Security

June 05, 2013

BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers convened on Tuesday to examine cyber security as a collective defense issue amid mounting concerns over the threat posed by ...

Cyber Security Tops Obama’s Agenda for China Talks

Cyber Security  Tops Obama’s Agenda for China Talks

June 04, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will be looking for signs from China's leader at their upcoming meeting that Beijing is ready to address its reported high-tech spying, which the White House sees as ...

Iran among Top 10 Nuclear Countries: Jalili

Iran among  Top 10 Nuclear  Countries: Jalili

June 03, 2013

TEHRAN – Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili has said that Iran is among the top 10 countries that have mastered peaceful nuclear technology despite all the pressures exerted on the ...

More Than 1,000 Iraqis Killed in May Violence: UN

More Than 1,000  Iraqis Killed in May Violence: UN

June 02, 2013

BAGHDAD — The United Nations mission to Iraq said Saturday that more than 1,000 people were killed in violence across the country last month — the highest monthly death toll in years. Violence in ...

EU Urges Israel to Stop Settlements Actives

EU Urges Israel to Stop Settlements Actives

June 01, 2013

BRUSSELS - The foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU) Catherine Ashton on Friday urged Israel to stop its settlements actives. “Settlements are illegal under international law and threaten to ...

China to Further Promote Energy Sustainability

China to Further  Promote Energy Sustainability

May 30, 2013

VIENNA - China will continue to promote sustainable energy use and green low-carbon development, Liu Lihua, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China said here in ...

Russia, U.S. Remain Divided over Planned Syria Conference

Russia, U.S. Remain  Divided over Planned Syria Conference

May 29, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia and the United States are still divided over some issues about the international conference on Syria the two have agreed to organize, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said ...

Kerry, Lavrov Meet to Discuss Syrian Peace Talks

Kerry, Lavrov Meet to  Discuss Syrian Peace Talks

May 28, 2013

PARIS - The U.S. and Russian foreign ministers met on Monday to discuss a planned conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war against a backdrop of widening regional violence and new ...

EU Faces Syria Sanctions Crunch over Push to Arm Rebels

EU Faces Syria Sanctions  Crunch over Push to Arm Rebels

May 27, 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Union may end this week either helping Syrian rebels or the Damascus government they detest, depending on how EU ministers resolve differences over a package of sanctions on ...

Syrian Opposition Resumes Tough Talks on Unity for Peace Push

Syrian Opposition  Resumes Tough Talks on Unity for Peace Push

May 26, 2013

ISTANBUL - Syria's opposition resumed talks on Saturday aimed at closing their fractious ranks, crucial to launching an international peace conference, and government forces pressed an onslaught on a ...

U.S. to Increase Support to Syrian Rebels: Kerry

U.S. to Increase Support to Syrian Rebels: Kerry

May 23, 2013

AMMAN - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. support for Syrian rebels will continue to grow if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad refused to come to peace ...

Syrian Opposition, Govt. Prepare for Peace Talks: Mediator

Syrian Opposition,  Govt. Prepare for Peace Talks: Mediator

May 22, 2013

CAIRO - Syria’s opposition and government are preparing to take part in an internationally-sponsored peace conference, the United Nations-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on ...

‘No Option off Table’ over Syria: Britain

‘No Option off  Table’ over Syria: Britain

May 21, 2013

LONDON - Britain warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that "no option is off the table" over the possible arming of Syrian rebels and said it would press the ...

Obama to Speak on Legality of Drone Program

Obama to Speak on  Legality of Drone Program

May 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's secret drone program and other counterterror practices during a speech Thursday, a White House official ...

Iran to Allow Inspectors in after Protocol Signed

Iran to Allow  Inspectors in after  Protocol Signed

May 19, 2013

MOSCOW - Tehran will allow international inspectors to enter its nuclear facilities after a protocol is signed, the Iranian ambassador to Russia said ...

Two Blasts at Iraqi Sunni Mosque Kill 43

Two Blasts at Iraqi Sunni Mosque Kill 43

May 18, 2013

BAQUBA, Iraq - Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left after Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the ...

France Suggests EU Link Easing Syria Arms Embargo to Peace Talks

France Suggests EU Link Easing Syria Arms Embargo to Peace Talks

May 16, 2013

BRUSSELS - France is floating a proposal that the European Union ease an arms embargo for Syrian rebels but delay acting on the decision to intensify pressure on Damascus to negotiate an end to ...

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 193,000

Syrian Refugees in  Turkey Exceed 193,000

May 15, 2013

ANKARA - A total of 193,767 Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in Turkey, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) said ...

EU Provides Additional Aid to Syria

EU Provides  Additional Aid to Syria

May 14, 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Commission announced on Sunday an additional 65 million euros (84.5 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian aid to war-torn ...

Sharif Poised to Form Strong Government after Pakistan Poll

Sharif Poised to  Form Strong Government  after Pakistan Poll

May 13, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing ...

Assad Govt. “Usual Suspects” in Blasts: Turkish Deputy PM

Assad Govt. “Usual Suspects” in Blasts: Turkish Deputy PM

May 12, 2013

ISTANBUL - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government are the “usual suspects” behind car bombs in Turkey on Saturday that killed 40 people and wounded 100 more, Turkish Deputy Prime ...

No New Plan to Sell Air Defense Systems to Syria: Russia

No New Plan  to Sell Air Defense Systems  to Syria: Russia

May 11, 2013

WARSAW/MOSCOW - Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday Moscow had no new plans to sell an advanced air defense system to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but left open ...

U.S., Russia Share Common Views over Syria: Kerry

U.S., Russia Share Common Views over Syria: Kerry

May 09, 2013

MOSCOW - The United States and Russia shared similar positions over the settlement of Syrian crisis, visiting U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry said ...

Russia, China Express Alarm after Israel Hits Syria

Russia, China Express Alarm after Israel Hits Syria

May 07, 2013

JERUSALEM/AMMAN - Russia and China expressed alarm on Monday over the regional repercussions of two Israeli air raids on Syria, while Israel played down strikes which its officials said targeted Iranian missiles ...

Israeli Strike on Syria Targeted Weapons Shipment

Israeli Strike on Syria Targeted Weapons Shipment

May 05, 2013

(WASHINGTON) — An Israeli airstrike against Syria was targeting a shipment of advanced missiles believed to be bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Israeli officials confirmed ...

US and Britain Consider Arming Syrian Rebels

US and Britain Consider Arming Syrian Rebels

May 04, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confirmed yesterday that the US was reexamining its consistent opposition to arming the Syrian rebels, though cautioned that considering action was not the same as taking ...

US Congressional Delegation Visit Pakistan

US Congressional Delegation Visit  Pakistan

May 02, 2013

ISLAMABAD - A US Congressional delegation led by Senator Joe Donnelly held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on Wednesday in the Ministry of Foreign ...

Iran, Egypt Discuss Ways to Help End Syrian Crisis

Iran, Egypt Discuss Ways to Help End Syrian Crisis

April 30, 2013

TEHRAN – Egypt has sent a high ranking delegation to Tehran to discuss the provisions of an Egyptian-drafted quartet initiative to find a solution to the Syrian ...

Syria's neighbors cautious about U.S.-led intervention

Syria's neighbors cautious about U.S.-led intervention

April 29, 2013

ISTANBUL - Syria's neighbors, wary of stirring a conflict that could spill back over their borders, would be reluctant partners in a U.S.-led intervention but are ultimately likely to support limited military ...