Friday, January 24, 2014
Masked gunmen on motorbikes killed five Egyptian policemen when they opened fire on a checkpoint south of Cairo on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Peace talks intended to carve a path out of Syria's civil war got off to a rocky start Wednesday as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad's future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they really begin.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Former international prosecutors said Tuesday they have evidence from a defector proving that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has systematically killed and tortured around 11,000 people.
In an abrupt reversal, the United Nations barred Iran Monday from this week's Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country's war.
Iraq's Justice Ministry says 26 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related charges have been executed, all of them Iraqi nationals.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Iran on Monday halted production of 20 percent enriched uranium, marking the coming into force of an interim deal with world powers on its disputed nuclear program.
Syria's main, Western-backed opposition threatened on Monday to sit out a peace conference this week aimed at ending the country's crippling civil war, criticizing the last-minute decision to invite Iran and throwing months of diplomatic maneuvering into question.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Western leaders have hailed a decision by Syria's opposition to attend an international peace conference next week alongside representatives of a regime they despise and remain determined to overthrow.
A bomb claimed by the Pakistani Taliban killed 20 soldiers and wounded 30 when it ripped through a military convoy in the restive northwest on Sunday, officials said.