Friday, December 20, 2013
Egyptian courts acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and presidential candidate, of corruption charges on Thursday, paving the way for his return more than a year after he fled abroad.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
NATO would have to start planning for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by early next spring if President Hamid Karzai refuses to sign a security pact allowing foreign troops to stay on, the alliance's top military commander said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A British surgeon who was imprisoned in war-torn Syria for over a year after volunteering to work in a hospital has died in detention, his family told British media on Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Militants attacked and temporarily occupied a city council headquarters and assaulted a police station in Iraq on Monday, as violence across the country killed 42 people, officials said.
The United Nations said Monday it needs almost US$13 billion to meet some of the world's biggest humanitarian needs in 2014, and almost half of that amount would go to Syria and its surrounding region.
A retired FBI agent who disappeared more than six years ago during a visit to an Iranian island in the Gulf is not incarcerated in Iran, the country's foreign minister said Sunday.
Monday, December 16, 2013
The first United Nations aid flight from Iraq to Syria took off on Sunday after being delayed for several days due to bad weather, an AFP journalist said.
Assailants stabbed a Japanese diplomat repeatedly Sunday after dragging him out of his car in the Yemeni capital, scene of a spate of attacks on foreigners, the embassy and witnesses said.
Between two trucks on an abandoned, garbage-strewn railway, teenagers openly shoot up drugs as children pass by on their way to school — a daily scene in Karachi, where heroin is undermining Pakistan's efforts to combat the spread of HIV.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
A United Nations panel has urged Iran to free a U.S. citizen jailed on espionage charges, saying his trial was not in line with international standards of fairness.