What Afghanistan, United States, Taliban Seek From Doha Talks

By Frud Bezhan Qatari Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Ali bin Fahd al-Hajri (center) and Taliban representative Jan Mohammad Madani (left) at the opening ceremony of the More...

In Turkey, Rival Soccer Fans Unite, Join Antigovernment Protests

A fan relaxes in a burned-out minibus. Beer is a hot commodity in the square, where many protesters are angry that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to restrict More...

What’s Really Fueling The Turkish Protests?

By Charles Recknagel In a photo adopted by protesters as a symbol of their struggle, a Turkish policeman uses tear gas against a woman during a rally in Taksim Square in central More...

Confirmed: 2013 deadliest for Iraq since 2008, UN estimates

Baghdad : Iraqis carry the coffin of a relative, who was killed the day before in a bomb blast that targeted Shurt al-Raba market, during his funeral in Baghdad (AFP Photo) A total More...

Israeli submarine responsible for July attack on Syrian arms depot – report

Israeli submarines carried out the attack on an arms depot in the Syrian port city of Latakia on July 5, according to a report published in the British Sunday Times. US media More...

Scientific cooperation, a force for peace, development – UNESCO Chief

Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova Director-General of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova in her message on the occasion of the More...

Ahead of Youth Day, UN Chief Hears Congcerns from Young People Across the World

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched More...

Iraq’s Kurds Begin Oil Exports To Turkey

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says that crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has started flowing through...

Iranian Activists Welcome U.S. Lifting Of Sanctions On Communications Tools

The lifting of U.S. sanctions on the export to Iran of  Communication tools has been welcomed...

IMF Says Iran’s Economy Shrank In 2012

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Iran’s economy shrank by 1.9 percent in 2012 and is...

85yo Palestinian man dies after ‘Israeli teargas canister landed in his home’

Palestinian supporters of the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah party wave flags during a rally marking More...

Amnesty slams US for ‘blatant attempt’ to influence journalist case in Yemen

Amnesty International has condemned the White House for its role in detention of a Yemeni journalist who exposed US involvement in..

Israel used Palestinian minors as human shields, detain and torture – UN

Thousands of Palestinian children were systematically injured, tortured and used as human shields by Israel, the UN Committee on the Rights..

U.S. Report Says Religious Freedom On The Decline Worldwide

Rimsha Masih, a disabled Pakistani Christian girl accused of insulting Islam sits in a helicopter after her More...

Teargas and shots in air as Tunisian police clash with hundreds of Salafi protesters

Tunisian police have fired teargas and shots into the air to disperse radical Islamists protesters who gathered in Tunis to support..

U.S. Commission Decries Religious Freedom Violators

A U.S. government advisory body says that Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan are among the world’s worst violators of..

Deadly Explosion Shakes Southern Beirut

Lebanese state media says a car bomb in southern Beorut has killed at least five people. The January 2 explosion hit..

Kerry Says Informal Iran Role Welcome In Syria Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran could play a role on the sidelines of Syrian peace talks scheduled for..

Weapons found at dead Palestinian ambassador’s residence in Prague – police

Some unregistered weapons were found at the Palestinian mission in Prague, where the ambassador was killed by an explosion while opening..

Explainer: What’s Behind The Fighting In Iraq?

By Frud Bezhan   Iraqi security forces have been waging a fierce battle with Al-Qaeda-linked militants in the lawless west of the..