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By Editorial Team On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Kerry Says Informal Iran Role Welcome In Syria Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (file photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran could play a role on the sidelines of Syrian peace talks scheduled for January 22 in Geneva. Kerry, speaking in Israel More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Pigeons and the Blue Mosque of Mazar-e Sharif

Pigeons sit on a tree in front of the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e Sharif, northern Afghanistan. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)Copyright (c) 2013. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Large blast near US military base, German embassy in Kabul

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Inside US Camp Eggers in Kabul NATO has confirmed there has been an attack in a diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, not far from the German embassy and US Camp Eggers. A military convoy was More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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‘Cutting the nose, lips and ears’: Brutality against Afghan women at record level

AFP Photo / Shah Marai Violent crimes against women in Afghanistan reached an unprecedented level of brutality in 2013, an Afghan human rights watchdog has announced as the US-led coalition prepares to withdraw. Chair More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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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 of 8,868 people, including 7,818 More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Explainer: What’s Behind The Fighting In Iraq?

By Frud Bezhan   Sunni Muslim fighters watch as a police vehicle burns during clashes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on January 2. Militants have seized control of large parts of Ramadi and Fallujah amid sectarian More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Weapons found at dead Palestinian ambassador’s residence in Prague – police

A firefighter walks past the site of an explosion in Prague January 1, 2014. (Reuters / David W Cerny) Some unregistered weapons were found at the Palestinian mission in Prague, where the ambassador was killed by More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Deadly Explosion Shakes Southern Beirut

Fire and smoke billows from the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs on January 2. Lebanese state media says a car bomb in southern Beorut has killed at least five people. The January 2 explosion More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Pakistan’s Musharraf Rushed To Hospital On Way To Court

Former President Pervez Musharraf has dismissed the treason charge as politically motivated. Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been taken to a hospital with a suspected heart problem while on his way More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Iraq’s Kurds Begin Oil Exports To Turkey

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz speaks at a news conference in Ankara on January 2 Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says that crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has started flowing through a new pipeline that More...