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11,000 Syrians Flee in Past 24 Hours: UN

11,000 Syrians Flee  in Past 24 Hours: UN

November 10, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 11,000 Syrian refugees have fled their country in single day, pouring into Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon with children and dozens of wounded, U.N. officials said ...

Russia Ready to Work with U.S. Admin under Reelected Obama: Lavrov

Russia Ready to  Work with U.S. Admin under Reelected Obama: Lavrov

November 08, 2012

MOSCOW - Moscow is ready to work with the U.S. administration under reelected president Barack Obama on the base of equality, mutual benefit and respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...

Obama re-elected as US president

Obama re-elected as US president

November 07, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt ...

Japan to Host Int’l Talks on Wider Syria Sanctions

Japan to Host Int’l Talks on Wider Syria Sanctions

November 06, 2012

TOKYO— Japan says it will host international working-level talks in late November on sanctions imposed against ...

Violence Continues in Syria, World Powers Renew Debate

Violence Continues  in Syria, World Powers  Renew Debate

November 04, 2012

DAMASCUS - The 20-month-old violence in Syria sees no end yet despite continuous international mediation efforts, as blasts and shootings again devastated the capital of the conflict-torn ...

No Security in Persian Gulf without Iran: Ahmadinejad

No Security in Persian Gulf without Iran: Ahmadinejad

October 30, 2012

BANDAR-ABBAS – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Iran is playing a leading role in providing and maintaining security in the Persian Gulf, noting it is "meaningless" to secure the ...

Sanctions against Iran “Detrimental” to EU States

Sanctions against Iran “Detrimental” to EU States

October 29, 2012

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the European Union (EU), by imposing unilateral sanctions against the Islamic republic, is moving in the wrong direction ...

Assad Grants General Amnesty

Assad Grants  General Amnesty

October 24, 2012

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted on Tuesday general amnesty to people who committed crimes before Oct. 23, the state-run SANA news agency ...

Obama, Romney Tied as They Head Into 3rd Debate

Obama, Romney Tied as They Head Into 3rd Debate

October 23, 2012

WASHINGTON - A new nationwide poll shows that U.S. President Barack Obama is now tied with his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on public support, as they head into the third and final ...

Zardari Expresses Resolve to Continue Fighting Militancy

Zardari Expresses  Resolve to Continue Fighting Militancy

October 22, 2012

ISLAMABAD -Pak President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday, while reiterating the resolve to continue fighting militancy, called for the need to have greater unity so as to confront militancy head ...

Envoy Arrives in Syria amid Calls for Truce

Envoy Arrives in  Syria amid Calls for Truce

October 20, 2012

BEIRUT — Turkey and Germany on Friday threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian cease-fire during a Muslim holiday next week as the international envoy for the conflict arrived in Damascus ...

Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Hold Trilateral Meeting in Kuwait

Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Hold Trilateral  Meeting in Kuwait

October 18, 2012

KABUL - The leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Iran met Tuesday evening in Kuwait on the sidelines of the first Asia Cooperation Summit. The leaders discussed different ...

“I Take Responsibility” for Benghazi: Clinton

“I Take Responsibility”  for Benghazi: Clinton

October 17, 2012

LIMA (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assumed responsibility on Monday for last month's deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which has ...

Int’l Peace Envoy Seeks Iranian Help for Syria Ceasefire

Int’l Peace Envoy  Seeks Iranian Help for Syria Ceasefire

October 16, 2012

Beirut - International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appealed to Iran to help arrange a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha as rebels and government forces fought ...

Syria Using Cluster Bombs: Rights Group

Syria Using Cluster  Bombs: Rights Group

October 15, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An international human rights group said Sunday it has obtained new evidence that Syrian troops are using cluster bombs — widely banned munitions that pose a grave risk to ...

Erdogan Slams UNSC over Syria

Erdogan Slams  UNSC over Syria

October 14, 2012

ISTANBUL — Turkey's prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end the 19-month civil war in ...

EU Moves Closer to Substantial New Iran Sanctions

EU Moves Closer  to Substantial New Iran Sanctions

October 13, 2012

BRUSSELS - The European Union provisionally approved substantial new economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program on Friday, with senior diplomats giving their backing to measures ...

Khamenei Warns of Government Divisions after Rial Plunge

Khamenei Warns  of Government Divisions  after Rial Plunge

October 11, 2012

DUBAI - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iranian officials on Wednesday to stop bickering over mounting economic woes as Tehran grapples with Western-imposed sanctions, voicing ...

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 ...