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  • Egyptian president heads to Russia for visit

    2013-04-19 10:12

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi left Cairo on Thursday afternoon for a two-day visit in Russia, during which he would meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

  • 27 killed, 51 wounded in Baghdad cafe bombing

    2013-04-19 05:54

    At least 27 people were killed and 51 others wounded on Thursday evening when a bomb struck a cafe in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, police said.

  • Iran marks national Army Day

    2013-04-18 18:17

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday hailed the "might" and achievements of the army in the past few years as the country celebrated the national Army Day.

  • Assad: Chance alive for dialogue in Syria

    2013-04-18 13:41

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that what is happening in Syria is a "war" in all sense of the word but there is still chance for dialogue with the opposition.

  • Egyptian PM sentenced to 1 yr in jail

    2013-04-18 00:21

    An Egyptian court sentenced Wednesday Prime Minister Hesham Qandil in absentia to a jail term of one year over failing to enforce a judiciary verdict to nationalize the Tanta Flax company.

  • Mubarak ordered back to prison hospital

    2013-04-17 23:47

    Egypt's prosecution ordered Wednesday to send former President Hosni Mubarak back to Tora Prison Hospital, official Al-Ahram news website reported.

  • Dozens dead in 'massive' Iranian quake

    2013-04-17 07:50

    A major earthquake, described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century, flattened homes and offices on Tuesday near Iran's border with Pakistan, killing at least 62 people in the two countries.

  • 35 killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

    2013-04-17 04:44

    At least 35 people were killed, over 180 others injured when an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted southern and southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday.

  • 5 injured as 7.9 magnitude quake hits Pakistan

    2013-04-16 20:12

    At least five people were injured when a strong earthquake measuring 7.9 at Richter scale rocked parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh and southwest Balochistan province on Tuesday afternoon

  • Bomb scare forces return of Turkish jet

    2013-04-16 17:19

    A Turkish Airlines plane en route to Afghanistan returned to Istanbul early Tuesday morning over bomb scare.

  • Syrian president issues general amnesty

    2013-04-16 16:29

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued a general amnesty that covers crimes committed before April 16, the state-TV said.

  • Iraq attacks kill 55 less than a week

    2013-04-16 11:10

    Insurgents in Iraq deployed a series of car bombs as part of highly coordinated attacks that cut across a wide swath of the country Monday, killing at least 55.

  • 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.