Thursday, November 7, 2013
An Israeli court on Wednesday found former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman innocent of all charges in a graft trial, clearing the way for one of Israel's most powerful and polarizing figures to return to his post as the nation's top diplomat and raising his clout in a bitterly divided government.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday unveiled US$75 million (56 million euros) in new aid to the Palestinians, aimed at building roads, schools and health clinics.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
U.N. nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano is expected to visit Tehran on Nov. 11, Iranian state television said on Tuesday, a possible sign of progress in a long-stalled investigation into suspected nuclear arms research by Tehran.
The Vatican Embassy in Damascus was hit by mortar fire on Tuesday but there were no casualties, a Vatican spokesman said.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thousands of Iranians shouted “Death to America” as they rallied Monday on the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover, in a setback to hopes for a thaw in relations.
A court granted former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf bail Monday in a case related to the death of a radical cleric, paving the way for an end to his more than six-month house arrest, his defense lawyer said.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Iran's Supreme Leader warned Sunday against undermining negotiators engaged in talks with the West, a message directed apparently at hard-liners who have criticized Iran's diplomacy over its nuclear program.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
A private Egyptian TV station came under fire from public figures and fans of a widely popular satirist Saturday after it blocked the airing of his weekly show critical of the military and the country's recent nationalist fervor.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi leader Nuri al-Maliki Friday discussed how to “push back” against al-Qaida after the resurgent group whipped up the deadliest surge of violence in the country in five years.
The leader of an armed Iranian Kurdish group says new President Hassan Rouhani is taking advantage of the West's wary optimism toward him to step up pressure on citizens at home, particularly Kurds, and has markedly increased executions.