US General Joseph Dunford has taken command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in the war-ravaged country of Afghanistan.
Mon Feb 4, 2013 11:45AM
At least 13 people have lost their lives during in a missile attack in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. Insurgents blame the Syrian army for the attack, however many believe Syrian insurgents are responsible for the violence.
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:33AM
On the same day that the US Congress has held a hearing on gun control, another shooting incident has occurred in the country.
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:55AM
Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has announced a state of emergency in the cities of Port Said, Suez, and Ismailia following deadly clashes in the country.
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:14AM
French warplanes and helicopters have attacked the northern Malian city of Gao. French fighter jets have bombed areas in and around the town 30 times over the past 36 hours.
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:21AM
Thousands of Greeks have demonstrated in Athens to protest against the government's economic reforms, saying the reforms target the ordinary people while leaving the rich unaffected, Press TV reports.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:8AM
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have escaped from Myanmar to Thailand in order to avoid attacks by government-backed extremist Buddhists, Press TV reports.
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:50AM
Dozens of people have been killed in two successive US-led assassination drone strikes in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:44AM
Syrian opposition leaders failed to form a “transitional government” at a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul amid differences between the parties involved.
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:49AM
A new report by the United Nations claims that Afghanistan is using torture and abuse tactics against detainees recently transferred to Afghan control by US-led forces.
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:30AM
A massive winter storm has hit the Western region of Europe, killing over a dozen people and leaving thousands stranded after key services went down.
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:14AM
The Spanish government has ordered the satellite service provider Hispasat to take the Iranian Spanish language channel, Hispan TV off the air in a blatant assault on the freedom of speech.
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:47AM
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered American airliners to stop operating Boeing 787s, following an incident where one of the Dreamliner passenger aircraft made an emergency landing in Japan.
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:42AM
NATO allies are preparing for extensive intervention in Mali as France dispatches its ground troops to a town controlled by militants in the African country.
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:13AM
US internet activist Aaron Swartz, who was an outspoken critic of US President Barack Obama’s policies and was recently found hanged in his apartment, has been laid to rest in Chicago.
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:48AM
The US Federal Reserve chief has urged Congress to raise the US sovereign debt ceiling above the current USD 16.4-trillion bar, as the country risks a new economic crisis.
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:35AM
Tens of thousands of people have staged a mass rally in the French capital, Paris, to denounce government plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption of children by gay couples.
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:3AM
Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the French military underestimated the power of al-Shabab militants in its operation to rescue an intelligence officer captured in Somalia.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:45AM
US President Barack Obama has said that Afghanistan must grant US forces legal immunity if Kabul wants American troops to stay in the country beyond 2014.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:17AM
Hundreds of aboriginal people have held demonstrations across Canada against the government’s failure to respect the rights of the First Nations in the country.
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:3AM
Hundreds of Spanish bank workers have held demonstrations across the debt-plagued country to protest against plans to slash thousands of jobs in their sector.
Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:12AM
The UN, the EU, Britain, France, and human rights groups have criticized a Bahraini court decision upholding prison terms for 13 pro-democracy activists, including eight life sentences.
Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:7AM
International satellite company STN has denounced as “illegal” HispaSat’s decision to take Iranian news channels Press TV and Hispan TV off the air, saying it would sue the Spanish satellite provider.
Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:40AM
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned against what he calls foreign agendas to fuel the country’s political crisis.
Sun Jan 6, 2013 11:41AM
The fugitive deputy of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has called for more anti-government protests against the country's prime minister.
Sat Jan 5, 2013 10:17AM
The Afghan government has freed 80 Afghan prisoners, who were formerly held by American military forces at US-built Bagram prison in Afghanistan.
Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:32AM
Tension flares up once again between Argentina and Britain over the disputed Malvinas islands.
Thu Jan 3, 2013 9:23AM
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have once again attacked anti-regime protesters in the capital Manama as demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa regime, continue across the country.
Wed Jan 2, 2013 9:41AM
At least two people have been killed in yet another US assassination drone strike in northern Afghanistan. The attack took place in the Afghan province of Kunduz.
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:58AM
US lawmakers have once again failed to strike a deal to avoid a fiscal crisis, with both Democrats and Republicans saying they are far from an agreement before reaching the so-called fiscal cliff.
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:31AM
Russian foreign minister has highlighted that there is still a chance of coming up with a political solution to resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:11AM
While Arizona’s attorney general has called for military training for teachers in the United States, a recent poll shows that 62 percent of Americans favor a ban on high-capacity guns.
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:33AM
As the fiscal cliff inches closer, the United States is poised to fall into an even deeper economic crisis as stocks sunk and consumers pulled back on shopping this year.
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:38AM
Israel has approved plans to construct over a thousand new settler units in the settlement of Gilo in Tel Aviv-occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem), despite growing international condemnation.
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:51AM
The Pentagon has set up an army brigade to be deployed to as many as 35 African nations to train local forces.
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:0AM
Turkey has agreed to lift its veto on cooperation between the Western military alliance of NATO and Israel -- which Ankara had been obstructing since 2010, a diplomat says.
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:39AM
Anti-government militants in Syria have released new footage, threatening to use chemical weapons against Syrian civilians on a sectarian basis.
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:59AM
Egyptian police have fired tear gas to disperse rival protesters in Alexandria after clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi in the country's second largest city.
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:22AM
Spain's top satellite company Hispasat has ordered its satellite provider Overon to take Iranian channels Press TV and Hispan TV off the air.
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:22AM
Amnesty International has called on Canada to address human rights abuses in the country, particularly with respect to the rights of indigenous peoples.
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:49AM
Republicans and Democrats in the United States remain at loggerheads over the terms of a budget deal to avert a fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts.
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:34AM
Saudi-backed Bahraini security forces have arrested 25 protesters at anti-regime demonstrations in and around Manama, activists say.
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:1AM
Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that certain countries are benefiting from the crisis in Syria and are trying to prolong the violence in the country.
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:59AM
Recruiting child soldiers by Southeast Asian and African insurgents look distant stories when it comes to Syria. The so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’ has been doing the same, forcing children to join their ranks to fight Syrian government forces.
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:43AM
Twenty children and six adults have been killed in a shooting spree at an elementary school in the town of Newtown in the US state of Connecticut.
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:5AM
The West has gone all out to unite the divided groups that oppose the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:34AM
Tensions in Egypt are still running high over a controversial draft constitution that will be put to referendum later this month.
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:12AM
Voices grow louder across Saudi Arabia, for the release of political prisoners. Protesters want the Al Saud regime to free the inmates who are mostly held without charge. This comes despite a ban on protests by Riyadh which has shown little tolerance for dissent in the past.
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:47AM
Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has set December 15 for a referendum on the country’s new constitution-- a controversial text which has provoked weeks of nationwide protests. But there are numerous contradictory statements in different articles of the draft charter.
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:9AM
A group of US national security professionals have issued a report, suggesting that the US sanctions on Iran should ease as they do not offer a way forward.