December 21, 2013
Five senior Iraqi officers, including a major general, and 10 soldiers were killed on Saturday in clashes with insurgents in the west of the country, military sources reported.
Mohamed Morsi will be tried with more than 100 other defendants, including members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Iranian Atomic Energy Organization chief Ali Akbar Salehi said that Tehran has agreed to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its military facilities, in statements reported on Friday.
December 20, 2013
A Palestinian man was shot dead and five others were injured in a number of incidents across the Gaza Strip on Friday.
Negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on whether Iran should be invited to Syria peace talks in Geneva next month, U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
The Lebanese soldier behind the recent killing of an Israeli soldier had probably only planned to deter his victim from engaging in “provocative and indecent” acts on the border, a local Lebanese newspaper reported Friday.
Hezbollah’s Chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah vowed Friday his party would avenge the killing of Hassan Lakkis, one of the party’s commander who was assassinated earlier this month, saying evidence collected by the group indicated Israel was behind the hit.
At least eight people have been killed and more than 20 others wounded after two bomb attacks hit a northern Iraqi town, security sources said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be traveling to Cairo Friday and will meet with Egyptian President Adly Monsour Saturday, officials said.
A federal appeals court in New York City has revived litigation against Saudi Arabia on behalf of families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The White House warned on Thursday that it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran, because it could sink a final deal to stop Tehran getting a nuclear bomb.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Thursday that Iran faced two options prior to this month’s nuclear agreement with world powers, either to surrender or go to war.
Six world powers met in Geneva on Thursday to discuss more details about curbing Tehran's nuclear program as well as lifting economic sanctions from the US.
December 19, 2013
Members of a constitutional committee which included former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan viewed the document with approval calling it "one step closer to democracy" in Egypt.
After probes into police practices as elections near in Turkey, Istanbul's police chief is relieved of his duty after corruption trails turn up bribery and threats of local governments.