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.
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.
03 Jun 2016
Washington: Pakistan has not taken "sufficient action" against terror groups like LeT and JeM, blamed for attacks in India, the US has said while noting that these outfits continue to operate, train, organise and fundraise in that country.
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.
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.
08 May 2012
UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed the Syrian government for holding a national election while violence is still raging and for failing to involve all parties.
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.
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.
29 Jan 2012
The Arab League suspended its controversial observer mission in Syria on Saturday as the bloodshed in a crackdown on anti-regime protests spiked and the death toll in four days topped 210.
28 Jan 2012
European and Arab nations called on the UN Security Council to back an Arab League plan on the Syria crisis under which President Bashar al-Assad would have to step down.