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  • Syria demands rebels leave or get killed

    2013-05-14 08:10

    Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said Monday that the armed rebels in Syria have two options "return to where they came from, or to be killed".

  • New SARS-like virus can probably pass person-to-person

    2013-05-13 18:27

    World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said on Sunday it seemed likely a new coronavirus that has killed at least 18 people in the Middle East and Europe could be passed between humans, but only after prolonged contact.

  • Khamenei faces threat of Rafsanjani and Mashaie

    2013-05-13 17:33

    After the huge protests that followed the 2009 election, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may have hoped June polls would quietly install a loyal conservative president.

  • Syrian troops urge residents to evacuate

    2013-05-13 17:23

    The Syrian army halted its operation in Central Syria to allow residents to evacuate before launching an onslaught against the armed rebels.

  • Netanyahu takes flak over bed on a plane

    2013-05-13 17:07

    Benjamin Netanyahu is changing his mid-air sleeping arrangements after a public flap over a $127,000 custom-built bedroom for the Israeli prime minister and his wife on a flight to London last month.

  • Turkey says Syria was behind car bombings

    2013-05-13 07:07

    Turkey believes fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind two car bombings that killed 46 people in a Turkish border town where thousands of Syrian refugees live.

  • Turkey arrests 9 people over deadly bombing

    2013-05-13 09:59

    Turkey has arrested nine Turks over the deadly bombings in the town of Reyhanli near the border with Syria.

  • EU provides additional aid to Syria

    2013-05-13 07:38

    The European Commission announced on Sunday an additional 65 million euros ($84.5 million) in humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria.

  • M6.2 quake hits southern Iran

    2013-05-11 15:17

    At least 15 people were injured when an earthquake jolted southern Iran early Saturday, leaving hundreds of buildings destroyed.

  • China plays greater role in Middle East

    2013-05-08 19:21

    The fact that the Palestinian and Israeli leaders for the first time paid successive visits to China has drawn worldwide notice.

  • Israeli forces detain top Palestinian cleric

    2013-05-08 16:54

    Israeli police detained on Wednesday the Palestinians' top Muslim religious leader from his Jerusalem home, a day after a scuffle between Palestinians and Israelis outside the city's main al-Aqsa mosque.

  • Iran set to launch joint rail corridor project

    2013-05-08 16:15

    An Iranian railway official said that Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will inaugurate a joint rail project in the coming days.

  • 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.