Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Syrian government forces retook a Christian town north of Damascus from al-Qaida-linked rebels who seized control of part of it a week ago, touching off fierce clashes, state media and opposition activists said.
Israel on Sunday approved the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, the second batch to be freed since August under the terms of renewed U.S.-brokered peace talks.
Iran's press watchdog has imposed a ban on reformist newspaper Bahar for publishing an article seen by critics as questioning the beliefs of Shia Islam, media reported Monday.1 Comment
Monday, October 28, 2013
A new wave of car bombs hit Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeted soldiers in a northern city in attacks that killed at least 56 across Iraq on Sunday, officials said.
Syria has filed details of its poison gas and nerve agent program and an initial plan to destroy it to the world's chemical weapons watchdog, the organization announced Sunday.
The United Arab Emirates agreed Saturday to give Egypt's military-installed government another US$3.9 billion in aid after transferring US$1 billion in July, the official WAM news agency said.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A few women filmed themselves driving in Saudi cities on Saturday, defying government warnings of arrest and prosecution to take part in a campaign against men-only road rules, activists said.1 Comment
Fierce clashes raged Saturday after Syrian Kurds seized from jihadists a crossing on the Iraqi border, a key supply route for weapons and fighters in the 31-month war, activists said.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Pakistani officials and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday denied a report that they had approved U.S. drone strikes on the country's soil.