11 Feb 2013
Syrian rebels launched fierce assaults on government troops in several parts of the country, as a UN envoy urged the leader of the opposition to seek dialogue with the Damascus regime.
20 Apr 2016
Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the US on June 7 and 8, a bipartisan group of four top American lawmakers said today and asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan to invite him for a joint meeting of the Congress.
02 Jul 2015
London: A Saudi Arabian billionaire is planning to give his entire USD 32-billion (Rs 2.03 lakh crore) fortune to charity, media reported. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, said he wanted to donate to groups that promote health and help with disaster relief, it said.
17 Nov 2015
Geneva: The United Nations today called on states not to 'backtrack' on pledges made to host migrants and refugees, including from Syria, in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
02 Oct 2014
Beirut: Islamic State (IS) group fighters have advanced further towards the Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, a monitoring group warned early on Monday, as local fighters retreated from one of the area's fronts.
03 Aug 2012
World powers traded blame on Thursday after Kofi Annan quit as international peace envoy to Syria, complaining that his initiative to end the bloodshed there never received the support it deserved.
15 Dec 2015
Dubai: Air strikes by an Arab coalition targeting Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed at least 15 people yesterday, residents said, hours before a ceasefire was due to take effect to pave the way for UN sponsored peace talks in Switzerland.
09 Sep 2014
Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in the Middle East on Tuesday to garner support for efforts to combat the Islamic State (IS) militants.
19 Oct 2015
Jerusalem: An Arab attacker armed with a gun and a knife opened fire in a southern Israel bus station, police said, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding 10 people in one of the boldest attacks yet in a month-long wave of violence.
13 May 2012
Security force raids on protest hubs and clashes with armed rebels on Sunday left 23 people dead, 16 of them civilians, monitors and activists said, as a tenuous UN-backed ceasefire entered its second month.