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  • Iran signals willingness to resume nuclear talks

    2013-08-19 08:07

    Iran's new Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said that his country is ready for "purposeful" nuclear talks within a specified timetable.

  • 36 killed in Egypt's prison truck escape attempt

    2013-08-19 06:38

    Egyptian police fired tear gas an attempt to free a guard from rioting detainees, killing at least 36 as the country's military leader vowed to tolerate no more violence after days of clashes that killed 900 people.

  • UN chemical investigation team arrives in Syria

    2013-08-18 20:36

    The UN chemical investigation team arrived Sunday in the Syrian capital of Damascus to start a 14-day mission aimed at probing alleged use of chemical weapons in conflict-stricken areas.

  • Air strike kills 16 militants in Afghanistan

    2013-08-18 20:16

    Sixteen militants lost their lives in an air raid on Taliban hideout in southern Helmand province Saturday night, Omar Zawak, the spokesman for Helmand's governor, said Sunday.

  • Egypt to review foreign aid amid intl criticism

    2013-08-18 19:53

    Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Sunday that he asked that all foreign aid be reviewed objectively and reasonably.

  • Dozens die in Egyptian bloodbath

    2013-08-17 06:36

    Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with more than 100 killed on a "Day of Rage" called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Mursi to denounce a crackdown by the army-backed government.

  • Car bomb kills 20 in Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold

    2013-08-16 17:22

    A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group on Thursday, killing 20 people, wounding 226 and trapping many others inside damaged buildings.

  • Egyptian police vow to use live ammo

    2013-08-16 11:44

    The Interior Ministry warned Thursday that the police are going to use live ammunition against any further attacks on public or private properties, amid fresh calls by the Islamists to continue mass protests.

  • UN Security Council condemns Beirut car bombing

    2013-08-16 11:20

    The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned a deadly car bombing in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, which killed at least 17 people and wounded about 212.

  • Muslim Brotherhood calls for mass rallies

    2013-08-16 08:05

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide "millions' march of anger" on Friday after noon prayers to protest the recent security forces' violent crackdown on protesters in which hundreds were killed.

  • Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 638

    2013-08-16 07:11

    Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied,as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt's deadliest day.Restraint called for in Egypt

  • Islamists call protest march as Egypt death toll mounts

    2013-08-15 21:45

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on followers to march in protest in Cairo on Thursday, after at least 525 people were killed in a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that has left the most populous Arab nation polarised and in turmoil.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.