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  • Syria crisis displaces 700,000 families

    2013-04-30 16:59

    A total of 535,000 houses have been completely destroyed across Syria since the eruption of crisis two years ago, resulting in the displacement of more than 700,000 families, a new study revealed.

  • 21 killed, 78 wounded in attacks in Iraq

    2013-04-29 19:37

    At least 21 people were killed and 78 others injured in attacks across Iraq on Monday, mostly in the southern Shiite provinces, an Interior Ministry source said.

  • Blast rattles Syrian capital, PM targeted

    2013-04-29 15:52

    An explosion rocked a district of Syria's capital Damascus Monday, leaving unspecified number of casualties, the state-media said, while other reports said the prime minister was the target of the attack.

  • Iran to increase natural gas exports to Turkey

    2013-04-29 04:34

    Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said here Sunday that Iran's natural gas exports to Turkey will increase following the establishment of a planned joint pipeline

  • Iran, Turkey enjoy common interests

    2013-04-28 09:28

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran and Turkey share common interests when meeting with visiting Turkish minster of development.

  • Israeli PM to visit China

    2013-04-28 10:48

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang from May 6 to 10.

  • Obama warns Syria chemical arms a 'game changer'

    2013-04-27 11:37

    US President Barack Obama said that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad would be a "game changer".
    Syrian officials deny use of chemical weapons

  • Syrian officials deny use of chemical weapons

    2013-04-27 10:45

    Two Syrian officials denied Friday that government forces had used chemical weapons against rebels, the first response from President Bashar Assad's regime to U.S. assertions that it had deployed such weapons during the 2-year-old civil war.

  • UN chief to meet head of Syrian probe

    2013-04-27 09:28

    Ban has asked the head of the UN fact-finding mission on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria to visit New York

  • Syria likely used chemical weapons, US says

    2013-04-27 07:39

    The White House said that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a "small scale", during the conflict that has been raging in the country for two years.

  • UN team ready to Syria for chemical weapons probe

    2013-04-26 14:03

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the UN fact-finding team is "on stand-by and ready to deploy in 24-48 hours" to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

  • White House says Syria uses chemical weapons

    2013-04-26 09:14

    The Syrian government has used chemical weapons in its conflict with the opposition forces.

  • 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.