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UN to Hold Arms Trade Treaty Conference in March

UN to Hold Arms Trade Treaty Conference in March

December 26, 2012

NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly late Monday to hold a conference in March to try to reach agreement on a U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar ...

India, Russia Sign Defense Deals worth 2.9 Billion Dollars

India, Russia  Sign Defense Deals worth 2.9 Billion Dollars

December 25, 2012

NEW DELHI - India and Russia Monday inked 10 pacts, including new defense deals worth nearly 2.9 billion U.S. dollars, during Russian President Vladimir Putin's day-long visit to the ...

Iran Claims It Has Overcome Sanctions

Iran Claims It Has Overcome Sanctions

December 24, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's oil minister claimed Sunday his country has successfully overcome sanctions on the sale of its oil, state TV ...

Turkey Refutes Iran’s Claim of Patriot Missiles Deployment Leading to War

Turkey Refutes Iran’s  Claim of Patriot Missiles  Deployment Leading to War

December 23, 2012

ANKARA - With tensions between Turkey and Iran over the deployment of Patriot missiles along the Turkish- Syrian border running high, Turkish Prime Minister RecepTayyipErdogan criticized ...

Putin Seeks Big Arms Deals in India

Putin Seeks Big  Arms Deals in India

December 20, 2012

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to conclude deals on the sale of fighter jets and aircraft engines to India next week which could be worth more than $7.5 billion, defense ...

World Powers Must End Nuclear Stalemate: Iran

World Powers Must End Nuclear Stalemate: Iran

December 18, 2012

DUBAI - - Iran's foreign minister said on Monday a way must be found to end the deadlock with major powers over the country's nuclear programme, an Iranian news agency reported, but he offered ...

Russia Backtracks on Statement About Assad’s Fall

Russia Backtracks  on Statement About  Assad’s Fall

December 15, 2012

(MOSCOW) — Russia issued a clumsy denial Friday of a statement from its point man on Syria, who said a day earlier that Syrian President Bashad Assad is losing control of the country. The foreign ...

100 Countries Back New Syrian Coalition: France

100 Countries Back  New Syrian Coalition: France

December 13, 2012

MARRAKECH, Morocco - More than 100 countries have recognised a new Syrian opposition coalition, opening the way for greater humanitarian assistance to the forces battling ...

Panetta Says Syria Chemical Threat Has Slowed

Panetta Says Syria Chemical Threat Has Slowed

December 12, 2012

KUWAIT CITY — The Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said ...

Russia Insists Foreign Involvement in Syrian Crisis Unacceptable

Russia Insists Foreign  Involvement in Syrian Crisis Unacceptable

December 11, 2012

MOSCOW - Any fundamental decisions on changing Syria's political system must be made only by Syrians, Russian Foreign Ministry said ...

Ban Arrives in Turkey for Talks on Syrian Crisis

Ban Arrives  in Turkey for Talks on  Syrian Crisis

December 08, 2012

ANKARA - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived Friday in Turkey for a series of talks with Turkish leaders on the Syrian crisis, the semi-official Anatolia news agency ...

NATO missiles to be sent to Turkey, Syria clashes rage

NATO missiles to be sent to Turkey, Syria clashes rage

December 06, 2012

BRUSSELS/BEIRUT - Rebels said on Wednesday they had surrounded an air base near Damascus, a fresh sign of battle closing in on the Syrian capital a day after NATO drew a line in the sand by agreeing ...

Israel Moves to Build 3,000 New Settlement Homes

Israel Moves to Build 3,000 New Settlement Homes

December 02, 2012

JERUSALEM — Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing it will build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Israeli-occupied lands that the world body overwhelmingly said ...

Nuclear Enrichment Advances with ‘Intensity’: Iran

Nuclear Enrichment  Advances with  ‘Intensity’: Iran

November 29, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's nuclear chief says uranium enrichment will move ahead with "intensity" with a sharp increase in the ...

NATO to Survey Sites for Patriot Missiles: Turkey

NATO to Survey  Sites for Patriot Missiles:  Turkey

November 27, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's military says a delegation of Turkish and NATO officials will start surveying sites for the possible deployment of Patriot missiles on Turkey's border with ...

Turkey will Ask NATO for Patriot Missiles: Germany

Turkey will Ask  NATO for Patriot Missiles: Germany

November 20, 2012

BRUSSELS — Germany's defense minister said Monday he expects Turkey to make a formal request to NATO for Patriot missiles to bolster anti-aircraft defenses along the border with war-wracked ...

Israel-Gaza Conflict Escalates as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv under Rocket Attack

Israel-Gaza Conflict  Escalates as Jerusalem,  Tel Aviv under Rocket Attack

November 18, 2012

JERUSALEM - The ongoing conflict between Israel and armed groups in the Gaza Strip escalated drastically Friday as Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv, came under a fresh rocket attack and the Jerusalem ...

Iran to Probe Death of Jailed Blogger

Iran to Probe Death of Jailed Blogger

November 13, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran— Iran's parliament announced Sunday it would probe reports that a jailed blogger died suspiciously in custody earlier this week, according to the official IRNA news ...

11,000 Syrians Flee in Past 24 Hours: UN

11,000 Syrians Flee  in Past 24 Hours: UN

November 10, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 11,000 Syrian refugees have fled their country in single day, pouring into Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon with children and dozens of wounded, U.N. officials said ...

Russia Ready to Work with U.S. Admin under Reelected Obama: Lavrov

Russia Ready to  Work with U.S. Admin under Reelected Obama: Lavrov

November 08, 2012

MOSCOW - Moscow is ready to work with the U.S. administration under reelected president Barack Obama on the base of equality, mutual benefit and respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...

Obama re-elected as US president

Obama re-elected as US president

November 07, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt ...

Japan to Host Int’l Talks on Wider Syria Sanctions

Japan to Host Int’l Talks on Wider Syria Sanctions

November 06, 2012

TOKYO— Japan says it will host international working-level talks in late November on sanctions imposed against ...

Violence Continues in Syria, World Powers Renew Debate

Violence Continues  in Syria, World Powers  Renew Debate

November 04, 2012

DAMASCUS - The 20-month-old violence in Syria sees no end yet despite continuous international mediation efforts, as blasts and shootings again devastated the capital of the conflict-torn ...

No Security in Persian Gulf without Iran: Ahmadinejad

No Security in Persian Gulf without Iran: Ahmadinejad

October 30, 2012

BANDAR-ABBAS – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Iran is playing a leading role in providing and maintaining security in the Persian Gulf, noting it is "meaningless" to secure the ...

Sanctions against Iran “Detrimental” to EU States

Sanctions against Iran “Detrimental” to EU States

October 29, 2012

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the European Union (EU), by imposing unilateral sanctions against the Islamic republic, is moving in the wrong direction ...

Assad Grants General Amnesty

Assad Grants  General Amnesty

October 24, 2012

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted on Tuesday general amnesty to people who committed crimes before Oct. 23, the state-run SANA news agency ...

Obama, Romney Tied as They Head Into 3rd Debate

Obama, Romney Tied as They Head Into 3rd Debate

October 23, 2012

WASHINGTON - A new nationwide poll shows that U.S. President Barack Obama is now tied with his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on public support, as they head into the third and final ...

Zardari Expresses Resolve to Continue Fighting Militancy

Zardari Expresses  Resolve to Continue Fighting Militancy

October 22, 2012

ISLAMABAD -Pak President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday, while reiterating the resolve to continue fighting militancy, called for the need to have greater unity so as to confront militancy head ...

Envoy Arrives in Syria amid Calls for Truce

Envoy Arrives in  Syria amid Calls for Truce

October 20, 2012

BEIRUT — Turkey and Germany on Friday threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian cease-fire during a Muslim holiday next week as the international envoy for the conflict arrived in Damascus ...

Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Hold Trilateral Meeting in Kuwait

Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Hold Trilateral  Meeting in Kuwait

October 18, 2012

KABUL - The leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Iran met Tuesday evening in Kuwait on the sidelines of the first Asia Cooperation Summit. The leaders discussed different ...

“I Take Responsibility” for Benghazi: Clinton

“I Take Responsibility”  for Benghazi: Clinton

October 17, 2012

LIMA (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assumed responsibility on Monday for last month's deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which has ...

Int’l Peace Envoy Seeks Iranian Help for Syria Ceasefire

Int’l Peace Envoy  Seeks Iranian Help for Syria Ceasefire

October 16, 2012

Beirut - International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appealed to Iran to help arrange a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha as rebels and government forces fought ...

Syria Using Cluster Bombs: Rights Group

Syria Using Cluster  Bombs: Rights Group

October 15, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An international human rights group said Sunday it has obtained new evidence that Syrian troops are using cluster bombs — widely banned munitions that pose a grave risk to ...

Erdogan Slams UNSC over Syria

Erdogan Slams  UNSC over Syria

October 14, 2012

ISTANBUL — Turkey's prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end the 19-month civil war in ...

EU Moves Closer to Substantial New Iran Sanctions

EU Moves Closer  to Substantial New Iran Sanctions

October 13, 2012

BRUSSELS - The European Union provisionally approved substantial new economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program on Friday, with senior diplomats giving their backing to measures ...