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  • Egypt's rulers to move against Brotherhood vigils

    2013-08-01 07:33

    Egypt faced the prospect of fresh bloodshed on Thursday after the country's army-backed rulers signalled they would move soon to disperse thousands of supporters of deposed Mohamed Morsi.

  • UN experts to probe alleged Syria chemical attacks

    2013-08-01 07:20

    UN experts will travel to Syria as soon as possible to investigate three alleged incidents of chemical weapons attacks, the United Nations announced Wednesday.

  • Syrian army strips rebels of 'revolution capital'

    2013-07-31 19:53

    The Syrian army took 20 days of fighting to strip the western-backed rebels of a strategic central district regarded by the rebels as the capital of their revolution against the administration of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Sharif's ally elected president

    2013-07-31 10:41

    Mamnoon Hussain, a veteran Pakistani politician and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's trusted ally, was elected president on Tuesday in a vote by legislators for the largely ceremonial post of head of state.

  • Egypt allows EU envoy to see deposed Morsi

    2013-07-31 08:16

    Egypt allowed Europe's top diplomat to meet deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Monday, flying her after dark to Mursi's secret detention facility but ruling out any role for him in ending the turmoil convulsing the country.

  • Israelis, Palestinians will meet again soon: Kerry

    2013-07-31 07:33

    John Kerry said on Tuesday that the Israelis and the Palestinians will meet within two weeks for more peace talks, and all the final status issues will be on the table for negotiations.

  • Mideast peace talks to resume

    2013-07-30 10:05

    Israeli and Palestinian teams flew to Washington on Monday to end a long diplomatic stalemate and prepare for a new round of Middle East peace talks.

  • UN chief slams upsurge of violence in Egypt

    2013-07-29 07:35

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Sunday strongly condemned "the upsurge of violence in Egypt," which reportedly left more than 70 people dead, and urged "all Egyptian leaders to urge their supporters to show restraint."

  • Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume

    2013-07-29 07:31

    Israel and the Palestinians plan to resume peace negotiations this week after an intense effort by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bring them back to the table.

  • More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison

    2013-07-28 03:37

    Over 1,000 convicts have escaped from a prison near Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, local media reported.

  • Egypt's police deny using lethal weapons

    2013-07-27 19:49

    Egyptian police spokesman said Saturday that the police forces only used tear gas in the clashes erupted on Friday.

  • 19 killed in rival protests in Egypt as tentions mount

    2013-07-27 13:42

    Clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Friday killed at least 19 people and injured over 700 across the country.

  • 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.