Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Iraq on Tuesday quietly marked a decade since U.S.-led forces took control of Baghdad, sealing the ouster of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, but the country remains plagued by attacks and mired in crises.
Three people were killed by a powerful earthquake in southern Iran on Tuesday, close to the country's only nuclear power station, state television reported.
Al-Qaida in Iraq admitted on Tuesday long-held suspicions it is behind jihadists fighting Syria's regime, as the United States stepped up its efforts to end the country's civil war.
Monday, April 8, 2013
A NATO air attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed 10 children, officials said Sunday, the latest case of civilian casualties which provoke great anger in the war-torn country.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that world powers would pursue further talks with Iran to resolve a decade-old dispute over its nuclear program, but stressed the process could not go on forever.
A weekend cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said Sunday. The attacks followed warnings in the name of the hacking group Anonymous that it was launching a massive attack.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Iran and world powers Saturday failed to break the deadlock in the crisis over Tehran's nuclear drive, with the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton saying the positions were still “far apart.”
A suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded 60 in a crowded election campaign tent in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Saturday, police and medics said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the fall of his regime would destabilize the region “for many years,” as U.S. President Barack Obama announced talks with Middle East allies over the crisis.
Moderate MP Tamam Salam was named on Saturday as Lebanon's new prime minister, pledging in his first address to the nation to safeguard the country from the war raging in neighboring Syria.