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China FM in Korean Denuclearization Call

China FM in Korean Denuclearization Call

January 15, 2013

EIJING - A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry on Monday called for concerted efforts by all parties to denuclearize the ...

Pakistan Shi'ites to bury bomb victims after meeting PM

Pakistan Shi'ites to bury bomb victims after meeting PM

January 13, 2013

BALUCHISTAN - Shi'ite Muslims agreed on Monday to begin burying nearly 100 of their people killed three days ago in one of Pakistan's deadliest sectarian attacks after the prime minister said he would ...

Iran Reiterates Support for Assad’s Peace Plan

Iran Reiterates  Support for Assad’s Peace Plan

January 09, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated on Tuesday the country's "full support" for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's recent peace plan for the Arab ...

Syrians Brush Off Assad Speech, Fighting Continues

Syrians Brush Off Assad Speech, Fighting Continues

January 08, 2013

BEIRUT - Fighting raged across Syria on Monday with clashes reported just a few miles from where President Bashar al-Assad had unveiled a "peace plan" that Syrians on both sides said ...

No Date for Iran Talks: EU

No Date for Iran Talks: EU

January 05, 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Union says no date has been fixed for further talks on Iran's nuclear program, while hoping they will be soon, an EU foreign affairs spokesman ...

Iran Warns Off Foreign Planes during Naval Drill

Iran Warns Off Foreign Planes during Naval Drill

January 03, 2013

DUBAI - - Iran has warned off foreign surveillance planes that have tried to approach its forces during naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military spokesman said on ...

Obama Vows to Push New Gun-Control Legislation in 2013

Obama Vows to  Push New Gun-Control  Legislation in 2013

January 01, 2013

WASHINTON - US President Barack Obama on Sunday reiterated his commitment to push new gun-control legislation in the first year of his second ...

Egypt President Warns Against New Unrest

Egypt President Warns Against New Unrest

December 30, 2012

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamist president warned against any unrest that could harm the drive to repair the country's battered economy in his first address before the newly convened ...

Syria Opposition Leader Rejects Moscow Invitation

Syria Opposition Leader  Rejects Moscow Invitation

December 29, 2012

ALEPPO PROVINCE, Syria/BEIRUT - Syria's opposition leader has rejected an invitation from Russia for peace talks, dealing another blow to international hopes that diplomacy can be ...

EU to Increase Pressure on Israel over Two-State Solutions

EU to Increase  Pressure on Israel over  Two-State Solutions

December 27, 2012

JERUSALEM - The European Union (EU) will increase pressure on Israel in 2013 in order to settle Israeli- Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution, said an internal report of the ...

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 ...