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  • Egypt's Morsi cuts ties with Syria

    2013-06-16 05:13

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced cutting ties with Syria, shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and withdrawing the Egyptian charge d' affaires from Damascus

  • Police crack down on protesters in Istanbul

    2013-06-16 04:08

    Turkish police started a crackdown on protesters with tear gas and water cannons in Taksim Square, the center of Istanbul, on Saturday.

  • Partial vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

    2013-06-15 21:23

    Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in a partial vote count Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics.

  • Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

    2013-06-15 10:03

    Iran's interior minister says preliminary election returns give reformist-backed candidate Hasan Rowhani a significant lead in the presidential race.

  • Iran's voting time extended by 5 hours

    2013-06-15 07:43

    Iran's Interior Ministry extended the voting hours of the country's presidential election by five hours, state IRIB TV reported Friday.

  • Obama OKs sending some US arms to Syrian rebels

    2013-06-14 10:12

    President Barack Obama has authorized sending some US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time.

  • Syrian govt using chemical weapons: US

    2013-06-14 10:05

    White House concluded in a statement Thursday that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against rebels, a major move that signals deeper US involvement in the Syrian conflict.

  • Syria chemical weapons kill up to 150: WH

    2013-06-14 06:19

    The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

  • Israel plans more housing in West Bank's settlement

    2013-06-13 20:50

    Israel is putting forward a plan to build 500 new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Bruchin in the West Bank, a move Palestinian officials blamed for "destroying US Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to revive peace talks."

  • US eases sanctions on Syrian opposition

    2013-06-13 10:35

    The Obama administration on Wednesday announced eased sanctions on the Syrian opposition, just as the United States and Britain were holding discussions on more efforts to aid the rebels in their fighting against the government troops.

  • Turkey police storm protest square

    2013-06-12 08:03

    Riot police stormed Istanbul's protest square on Tuesday, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at firework-hurling demonstrators in a fresh escalation of unrest.

  • Twin blasts kill 14 in central Damascus

    2013-06-12 08:01

    Bombers attacked a Damascus police station on Tuesday, killing at least 14 in the heart of the capital.

  • 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.