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  • Pro-Morsi protesters, police face off in Cairo

    2013-07-16 10:27

    Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they protest on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo July 15, 2013.Police fired tear gas when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi.

  • ElBaradei sworn in as Egypt's interim VP

    2013-07-14 20:48

    Prominent liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt's vice-president for international relations in the interim government, official news agency MENA reported.

  • A viral mystery draws scientific detectives

    2013-07-14 08:06

    As the scientists peered into the darkness, hundreds of eyes glinted back at them from the walls and ceiling. They had discovered, in a long-abandoned village in southwestern Saudi Arabia, a roosting spot for bats.

  • 27 killed, 77 wounded in attacks across Iraq

    2013-07-14 14:01

    At least 27 people were killed and 77 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Saturday, including a bombing attack against a Sunni mosque in the capital city, police said.

  • US seeking direct nuke talks with Iran: report

    2013-07-14 03:26

    The Obama administration is seeking to hold direct talks with Iran over Tehran's controversial nuclear program after Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani sent out some positive signals.

  • Iran urges UAE to reconsider expulsion of Iranians

    2013-07-12 21:03

    Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi expressed concern over the expulsion of Iranian nationals from the United Arab Emirates.

  • New front opens in Syria against al Qaida

    2013-07-12 21:01

    Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaida-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

  • Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking

    2013-07-12 08:10

    Meshael Alayban, a 42-year-old Saudi princess, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one felony count of human trafficking for allegedly holding the woman and forcing her to work against her will.

  • Russia flies aid to Palestinian refugees in Syria

    2013-07-11 21:20

    Russia on Thursday delivered a consignment of humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees in Syria.

  • US to deliver fighter jets to Egypt

    2013-07-11 08:02

    The US is moving ahead with plans to deliver four F-16s to Egypt despite the ongoing debate about the military's overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi.

  • Syrian rebels inflicted heavy losses by army

    2013-07-10 21:53

    The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on rebels in many towns and areas in the country's central province of Homs on Wednesday.

  • Morsi in 'safe place,' not allowed out for safety

    2013-07-10 21:48

    Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said Wednesday that deposed President Mohamed Morsi is in a safe place and well treated, but not allowed out for his own safety

  • 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.