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  • Damascus says Assad was not attacked

    2013-08-09 08:28

    Syrian authorities have taken the rare step of denying media reports of an attack on President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade as he travelled to a mosque to mark a Muslim holiday.

  • Libyan militants charged over Benghazi attack

    2013-08-07 10:46

    US Justice Department has filed sealed criminal charges against one or several Libyan militants in connection with an attack on the US diplomatic post in Benghazi.

  • Egyptian govt to say mediation failed

    2013-08-07 08:11

    The chances for a negotiated end to Egypt's political crisis looked to have hit the rocks with the army-installed government reportedly ready to declare that foreign mediation efforts had failed.

  • Gunmen shoot down military chopper in Yemen

    2013-08-06 21:57

    Yemeni gunmen shot down a military helicopter in Yemen's central province of Marib on Tuesday, local police officials said.

  • Yemen offers $25,000 for wanted al-Qaida members

    2013-08-06 18:48

    Yemen's higher security committee has offered a reward of $25,000 for those who give information leading to the arrest of 25 most wanted al-Qaida members.

  • US urges its citizens to leave Yemen

    2013-08-06 18:41

    The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave the country immediately because of what is said was the continued potential for terrorist attacks.

  • Women work alongside men at checkpoints

    2013-08-06 08:15

    When arriving in Pakistan, foreigners may be amazed to learn that young women - such as Gulnaz Malik - serve at security checkpoints in a country where women's lives remain largely mysterious to outsiders.

  • Brotherhood rejects appeal to 'swallow reality'

    2013-08-06 07:54

    The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Morsi will not return as Egypt's president.

  • Al-Qaida chief's message spurred embassy closures

    2013-08-06 06:54

    Two officials say a secret message that was intercepted between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen led to the shutdown of U.S. embassies.

  • Turkey tests undersea railway linking Asia, Europe

    2013-08-05 22:00

    Turkey has successfully completed a trial run of a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus connecting Istanbul's European and Asian sides

  • Britain should take action to improve ties: Iran

    2013-08-05 20:14

    Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said that London should take measures to restore relations with Iran, as it was Britain that has unilaterally severed ties with the Islamic republic.

  • Turkish police clash with protesters over coup trial

    2013-08-05 20:07

    Turkish police forces fired tear gas on anti-government protesters gathering in the areas around Silivri Courthouse, west of Istanbul, to protest against the verdicts of the major coup trial on Monday.

  • 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.