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Russia Vows to Protect Int’l Law against “Controlled Chaos”

Russia Vows to Protect Int’l Law against “Controlled Chaos”

September 03, 2013

MOSCOW - Amid a looming U.S. strike on Syria, Russia vowed Monday to protect international law and the UN Charter against attempts to create so-called “controlled ...

Putin Sees Chance to Turn Tables on Obama at G20

Putin Sees Chance to Turn Tables on Obama at G20

September 02, 2013

MOSCOW - Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria at the last big meeting of world leaders, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on ...

UN Experts Leave Syria as US Edges toward Strike

UN Experts Leave Syria as US Edges toward Strike

September 01, 2013

BEIRUT - U.N. experts who collected samples from last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria for the Netherlands on Saturday, hours after President Barack Obama said he ...

US Discusses ‘Facts’ on Syria with Allies: Hagel

US Discusses ‘Facts’  on Syria with Allies: Hagel

August 31, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday the Obama administration was consulting with allies to “further develop the facts” about ...

US Working on Details of Military Strike on Syria

US Working on Details of Military  Strike on Syria

August 29, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials are still grappling with how to design a military strike to deter future chemical weapons attacks in Syria and trying to assess how President Bashar Assad would respond, two senior ...

West Could Hit Syria in Days, Envoys Tell Rebels

West Could Hit Syria in  Days, Envoys Tell Rebels

August 28, 2013

AMMAN/BEIRUT - Western powers could attack Syria within days, envoys from the United States and its allies have told rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, sources who attended the meeting told Reuters on ...

Russia Warns Against Military Intervention in Syria

Russia Warns Against  Military Intervention in Syria

August 27, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a U.N. mandate would violate international ...

Failure in Peace Talks Would Ruin Palestinian Authority: UN Envoy

Failure in Peace Talks Would Ruin Palestinian Authority: UN Envoy

August 26, 2013

JERUSALEM - UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, said on Sunday that if peace talks do not succeed in achieving an agreement, it would be the end for the ...

Iran Plans to Boost Oil Exports in Near Future: Minister

Iran Plans to Boost  Oil Exports in Near  Future: Minister

August 25, 2013

TEHRAN - The Islamic republic will do its best to make a strong return to the oil markets by boosting its exports, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said ...

Syria Opposition Claims 1,193 Killed in Chemical Attack by Gov’t Forces

Syria Opposition Claims 1,193 Killed in Chemical Attack by Gov’t Forces

August 22, 2013

ISTANBUL - The Syrian opposition accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of killing 1,193 people in chemical weapon attacks in suburbs of Damascus on ...

EU Ministers to Discuss Response to Egypt Violence

EU Ministers to Discuss  Response to Egypt Violence

August 20, 2013

BRUSSELS - European Union foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting this week to forge a joint response to the recent violence in Egypt that has left hundreds of people dead, with discussions expected ...

Egyptian PM Proposes to Dismantle Brotherhood: Spokesman

Egyptian PM Proposes to  Dismantle Brotherhood: Spokesman

August 18, 2013

CAIRO - Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi has officially proposed to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group legally, and the proposal is being studied, a cabinet ...

Islamists Take to Egypt Streets in Defiant Protest

Islamists Take to Egypt Streets in Defiant Protest

August 17, 2013

CAIRO - Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across ...

Iran’s New President Terms Syria as “Brother” Country

Iran’s New President Terms Syria as “Brother” Country

August 05, 2013

TEHRAN) - New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran has considered the Syrian nation as its “friend and brother” and will regard the same, semi-official Fars news ...

Iran’s Supreme Leader Endorses Rouhani as Next President

Iran’s Supreme Leader Endorses Rouhani as Next President

August 04, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed Hassan Rouhni as the country’s next president in a ceremony held here on Saturday.The ceremony came before the official inauguration of Rouhani ...

Assad’s Forces Kill 12 Rebels Taking Flour from Mill: Activist

Assad’s Forces Kill 12 Rebels Taking Flour from Mill: Activist

July 31, 2013

AMMAN - At least 12 rebel fighters were killed on Monday as they were taking flour from a mill on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, opposition activists said, in their latest setback at the ...

Egypt's Brotherhood Stays on Streets Despite Killings

Egypt's Brotherhood Stays on Streets Despite Killings

July 29, 2013

CAIRO - Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground in Cairo on Sunday, saying they would not leave the streets despite "massacres" by security forces who shot dozens of them ...

Death Toll of Egypt’s Clashes Rises to 139

Death Toll of  Egypt’s Clashes Rises to 139

July 28, 2013

CAIRO - Death toll of clashes erupted late Friday between supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi has climbed to at least 139 on Saturday, the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Mursi Accused of Murder and Kidnapping before Rallies

Mursi Accused of Murder  and Kidnapping before Rallies

July 27, 2013

CAIRO - Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi is under investigation for an array of charges including murder, the state news agency said on Friday, stoking tensions as Egypt's opposing ...

EU Calls for Action Plan for Growth at G20 Summit in Russia

EU Calls for Action  Plan for Growth at G20  Summit in Russia

July 24, 2013

BRUSSELS - European Union (EU) leaders on Tuesday called on the G20 to come up with an action plan with a focus on balanced growth and ...

Russia Urges for Joint Efforts to Expel Terrorists from Syria

Russia Urges  for Joint Efforts to Expel  Terrorists from Syria

July 23, 2013

MOSCOW - All parties in the Syrian conflict should devote themselves to ousting terrorists and extremists from the Mideast country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said ...

Japan Urges Britain to Keep ‘Major Role’ in EU

Japan Urges  Britain to Keep  ‘Major Role’ in EU

July 22, 2013

LONDON - Japan has added its voice to international calls for Britain to maintain a leading role in the European Union, saying that membership is a key advantage for companies looking to access ...

New Syrian Opposition Leader to Visit Paris Next Week

New Syrian  Opposition Leader to Visit Paris Next Week

July 20, 2013

PARIS - French foreign ministry confirmed Friday that new head of Syria's opposition coalition Ahmad Jarba is to visit Paris next week, without giving the exact ...

EU Urges Comprehensive Political Process in Egypt

EU Urges Comprehensive  Political Process in Egypt

July 18, 2013

CAIRO - The European Union (EU) foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday urged for comprehensive political process in Egypt, with the participation of all groups supporting ...

World Powers Hope to Resume Iran Talks Quickly

World Powers  Hope to Resume Iran  Talks Quickly

July 17, 2013

BRUSSELS - World powers hope to resume negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program “as soon as possible”, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on ...

Merkel Calls for Stronger Europe, Global Data Rules

Merkel Calls for  Stronger Europe, Global  Data Rules

July 16, 2013

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Sunday for strict global rules on the protection of personal data in the wake of the recently revealed U.S. surveillance activities in EU and ...

SCO FMs Meet to Promote Cooperation

SCO FMs Meet  to Promote Cooperation

July 15, 2013

CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan - Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers concluded a meeting here Saturday, pledging to expand coordination and cooperation under the regional ...

Obama Discusses Status of Snowden with Putin

Obama Discusses Status  of Snowden with Putin

July 14, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the status of Edward Snowden with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday, hours after the former U.S. spy agency contractor made ...

Sharif for Expediting Anti-Terrorism, Extremism Policy

Sharif for Expediting Anti-Terrorism,  Extremism Policy

July 13, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Pak Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday directed Ministry of Interior to finalize anti-terrorism and anti-extremism policy in consultation with all provinces on fast track basis. The ...

Military Intervention in Egypt’s Politics “Inappropriate”: Iran

Military Intervention in Egypt’s  Politics “Inappropriate”: Iran

July 08, 2013

TEHRAN - The recent military intervention in Egypt’s political affairs which led to the ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi was an “inappropriate” action, Iran’s Foreign ...

Iran Plans to Stage Cyber Drills

Iran Plans to Stage Cyber Drills

July 07, 2013

TEHRAN - Head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization Gholam-Reza Jalali said Saturday that Iran plans to stage cyber exercises in the near future, semi-official Fars news agency ...

Islamist protests hit cities across Egypt, at least 24 dead

Islamist protests hit cities across Egypt, at least 24 dead

July 06, 2013

CAIRO - At least 24 people died across Egypt on Friday as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military ...

Obama urges quick return to civilian rule in Egypt

 Obama urges quick return to civilian rule in Egypt

July 04, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the Egyptian military's decision to remove President Mohamed Morsi from power and suspend the ...

Arming Syrian Rebels Helps Prevent Iran’s Ambitions: U.S. Senator McCain

Arming Syrian Rebels Helps Prevent Iran’s Ambitions: U.S.  Senator McCain

July 03, 2013

JERUSALEM - Visiting U.S. Senator John McCain said here Monday that arming the Syrian rebels helped prevent Iran from furthering its ambitions on nuclear weapons, the Israel Army Radio ...

Syria Slams Muslim Brotherhood Rule in Egypt, Turkey

Syria Slams Muslim Brotherhood Rule in Egypt, Turkey

July 02, 2013

DAMASCUS - Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi on Monday unleashed a barrage of criticism against the rules of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region, namely in Turkey and ...