A senior US official said on Friday that it was "difficult to imagine" Iran attending Syrian peace talks next month as it had not endorsed the June 2012 communique calling for a transitional government and was providing military support to Damascus.
The official said ta
Force should be used to reopen Libya's oil ports which were seized by a group demanding greater autonomy for the country's eastern part, Libya's oil minister said on Saturday.
A mix of militias, tribesmen and political minorities demanding a greater share of Libya'
Gunfire hit US military aircraft flying in to rescue people from fighting in South Sudan, wounding two US soldiers on Saturday, a Ugandan government official said.
One plane was damaged when it was hit over remote Jonglei state, north of the capital and the scene of some of the w
Egypt on Saturday referred to trial deposed President Mohamed Mursi and 129 others including members of the Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah on charges including killing policemen, a statement from the investigating judge said.
The case, related to a mass priso
Sixteen people were arrested in Turkey on Saturday, including the sons of two cabinet ministers and the general manager of state-owned Halkbank, during a corruption investigation, CNN Turk and other media reported.
Scores of others have already been detained in the inquiry, which
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has begun a process that could allow the Senate to vote as soon as next month to impose new sanctions on Iran if talks on its nuclear program fail, Senate aides said on Friday, despite a White House veto threat.
Aides and lawmakers said Reid h
Senior Syrian opposition figures are questioning whether they should attend peace talks next month following US warnings that the swift departure of President Bashar al-Assad from power cannot be guaranteed, opposition sources said on Friday.
Speaking after meeting US Ambassador
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to avenge Israel for the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut earlier this month.
Hassan al-Laqqis, who fought in Syria's civil war for the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, was shot dead outside his home on De
Credit agency Standard & Poor's has cut its triple-A rating of the European Union by one notch, saying it had concerns about how the bloc's budget was financed, a view EU leaders and other officials dismissed as misguided.
S&P yesterday also affirmed the UK's
Indian protesters ransacked a Dominos Pizza outlet in a Mumbai suburb on Friday, demanding a ban on US goods as officials from the two countries struggled to defuse a row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
Police and the Indian franchise of the US chain said no-on