Monday, July 27, 2015
Iran has assets of US$29 billion in overseas banks that could be unlocked under a nuclear deal -- far less than reported estimates of over US$100 billion, the country's central bank chief said.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Egypt began Saturday the first trial run of its "new Suez canal," officials and state media said, ahead of the formal inauguration of the new shipping route next month.
The military wing of Hamas opened its Gaza summer camp on Saturday, aimed at providing basic combat training for 25,000 Palestinians in the embattled strip.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Afghan government will meet Taliban insurgents at the end of July for the highly anticipated second round of talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, officials said, with a possible ceasefire high on the agenda.
Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Turkish warplanes struck Islamic state group targets across the border in Syria, Turkey's government confirmed Friday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad Thursday for talks on Iraq's war against the Islamic State group, whose "caliphate" is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings.
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during an arrest operation in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a hospital official said, the second killing within 24 hours.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
A suicide bomber attacked a market crowded with shoppers Wednesday in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people and wounding 38 amid other Taliban assaults in the area, authorities said.