Nearly two dozen people have died in the Lebanese city of Tripoli since the outbreak of recent clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government, security sources say.
Fri May 24, 2013 9:8AM
Russia says the Syrian government has agreed ‘in principle’ to attend an upcoming international conference in Geneva to discuss the crisis in Syria.
Fri May 24, 2013 7:37AM
Turkey will construct a 2.5-kilometer long wall across a border gate with Syria to prevent ‘illegal crossings into the country,’ a report says.
Fri May 24, 2013 6:31AM
The Iraqi government has vowed to take legal action against companies that export crude oil from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to Turkey.
Fri May 24, 2013 4:40AM
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency says the Syrian army is capable of conducting successful operations against the foreign-backed militants ‘at will.’
Thu May 23, 2013 6:15PM
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed his resolve to continue fighting terrorism while embracing a political solution to end the crisis.
Thu May 23, 2013 6:10PM
Palestinians have held a rally in the city of Ramallah to condemn the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the occupied West Bank.
Thu May 23, 2013 5:44PM
The top commander of foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government says the militants have received a 35-ton arms shipment from Saudi Arabia.
Thu May 23, 2013 4:17PM
Saudi women have held a massive demonstration against the Al Saud regime in the country’s oil-rich Eastern Province, Press TV reports.
Thu May 23, 2013 2:17PM
A recent opinion poll reveals that the majority of Turkish citizens reject the idea of supplying weapons to militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Thu May 23, 2013 1:22PM
Saudi security forces have arrested another Shia Muslim cleric in the country on charges of espionage for Iran.
Thu May 23, 2013 12:17PM
A Saudi cleric says a number of celebrities in the kingdom together with some members of the ruling Al Saud dynasty are squandering huge sums of money on drugs and debauchery.
Thu May 23, 2013 10:8AM
Reports say Yemenis in the southern city of Jahfa are outraged over a recent incident where a group of US soldiers raided homes in the city for ‘inspections.’
Thu May 23, 2013 9:23AM
The Syrian army has successfully concluded the first phase of its operation in the strategic western city of Qusayr.
Thu May 23, 2013 8:30AM
The death toll from recent clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government in the Lebanese city of Tripoli has risen to 14.
Thu May 23, 2013 7:35AM
The daughter of Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has censured Doha’s support for the militants in Syria.
Thu May 23, 2013 6:50AM
An Israeli military commander says Tel Aviv is prepared to carry out an attack on Syria if the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad collapses.
Thu May 23, 2013 1:45AM
Amnesty International has condemned the Persian Gulf Arab states for widespread human rights violations.
Thu May 23, 2013 1:13AM
The United States has reiterated its “continued” and “growing” support for militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Thu May 23, 2013 1:5AM
Russia says militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are not committed to peace.
Wed May 22, 2013 9:29PM
The Bahraini opposition bloc al-Wefaq has suspended talks with the regime due to the Persian Gulf kingdom’s deliberate "delay and absence of positive response."
Wed May 22, 2013 9:5PM
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) says violence in Syria has displaced over two-thirds of Palestinian refugees living in the Arab country.
Wed May 22, 2013 5:14PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the Syrian government's response to proposed peace talks is constructive.
Wed May 22, 2013 4:32PM
Violent clashes rage on for a fourth consecutive day in Lebanon’s flashpoint city of Tripoli, causing more deaths.
Wed May 22, 2013 2:25PM
Syria's ambassador to Jordan has slammed a meeting of the so-called “Friends of Syria” group in Amman, describing it as a gathering of “friends of Israel.”
Wed May 22, 2013 12:56PM
Turkey has closed a border gate with Syria following two deadly bomb attacks in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay.
Wed May 22, 2013 11:19AM
The Syrian Army has destroyed two cars loaded with a total of 1,300 kilograms of explosives in a suburb of the capital Damascus.
Wed May 22, 2013 9:46AM
At least four people have been killed and thirty-five others wounded in clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
Wed May 22, 2013 8:50AM
The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has called on the UN Security Council to terminate the violations made by Israel, restating Syria’s right to respond to any breach of its sovereignty.
Wed May 22, 2013 7:41AM
An Israeli Defense Forces soldier has been killed while participating in an operation to clear a minefield in the southern Golan Heights.
Wed May 22, 2013 6:33AM
A US Senate panel has voted in favor of a bill authorizing the government to provide foreign sponsored militants in Syria with lethal weapons and military training.
Wed May 22, 2013 3:22AM
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered a shakeup in the security structure of the country following terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of people across the Arab state since May 14.
Wed May 22, 2013 3:13AM
Israeli troops have shot and critically injured a Palestinian boy in the chest in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security and hospital sources.
Wed May 22, 2013 3:6AM
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has lauded the army's achievements in its fight against the militants operating in the country, saying that “victory is nearing.”
Wed May 22, 2013 12:29AM
Forty-two people have been killed and dozens others injured in several attacks across Iraq, according to Iraqi security and hospital sources.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:13PM
UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says the Syrian government and the opposition are preparing to take part in the upcoming international peace conference.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:7PM
In a rare move, the US secretary of state has called the Israeli ambassador to Washington to protest against the legalization of Israeli outposts in the occupied West Bank.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:5PM
Israel’s military chief has severely warned Syria against more attacks hours after Syrian troops targeted an Israeli military vehicle in the occupied Golan Heights.
Tue May 21, 2013 5:12PM
Death toll from three days of clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli over the crisis in neighboring Syria has reached six.
Tue May 21, 2013 3:15PM
The main commander of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front has been reportedly killed in clashes with the Syrian army in the western city of al-Qusayr.
Tue May 21, 2013 10:22AM
Syria says its army has destroyed an Israeli military vehicle that had crossed the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights.
Tue May 21, 2013 8:53AM
At least twelve people have been killed and scores of others injured in terrorist attacks targeting both civilians and security forces across Iraq.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:57AM
The Israeli military says its troops have shot at a target inside Syria, after gunfire from Damascus hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:23AM
The International Monetary Fund has warned Saudi Arabia of a possible inflation risk, urging the kingdom to take preemptive measures against the potential risk.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:11AM
An Israeli website has said in an article that the US, Turkey, and Israel had made "strategic errors" on their assessments of the situation in Syria.
Tue May 21, 2013 4:47AM
The Syrian army has made advancements in al-Qusayr, taking back control of more than 70 percent of the strategic western city from foreign-sponsored militants, Press TV reports.
Tue May 21, 2013 4:7AM
Three Brazilian tourists have died and more than 20 others sustained injures after two hot-air balloons collided in central Turkey.
Tue May 21, 2013 3:36AM
Another Saudi citizen, who contracted the SARS-like virus coronavirus, has died, the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry has announced.
Tue May 21, 2013 2:18AM
Laborers of the United Arab Emirates-based construction giant Arabtec are staging a strike to express discontent over their low salaries.
Tue May 21, 2013 2:16AM
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has announced plans to overhaul the country’s security strategy as a new series of terrorist attacks have killed dozens of civilians and police officers.