28 May 2015
Brussels: The European Union (EU) on Wednesday asked its member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea landing in Italy and Greece, which have been overstretched by an influx of migrants.
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.
20 Sep 2015
Havana: Pope Francis exhorted Cuba and the United States on Saturday to set an example for the world by deepening the recent rapprochement that he helped secretly broker between the former Cold War foes.
05 Dec 2011
Syria has "responded positively" to an Arab League proposal designed to end months of deadly unrest, paving the way for its signature, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jihad Makdesi said on Monday.
26 Mar 2015
Riyadh: Five Gulf states on Thursday said that they will protect Yemen's embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against Shiite rebels that have closed in on the city of Aden, where he took refuge after fleeing the capital Sanaa.
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.
07 Sep 2011
A planned visit to Damascus by Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in which he had been due to press the bloc's calls for reform has been postponed, diplomatic sources said.
17 Feb 2012
India was among 137 members of the U.N. General Assembly that voted on Friday to approve a resolution, which “strongly” condemns all violence and human rights violations in Syria and supports Arab League efforts to resolve the nearly year long crisis in the country.
08 Sep 2013
Paris: US Secretary of State John Kerry continues to pursue a diplomatic offensive in Europe on Sunday to win backing for military strikes in Syria, after Washington and Paris said support for action was growing.
05 Sep 2013
Saint-Petersburg: UN-Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will attend the G20 summit in Russia to help Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to hasten a peace conference aimed at ending the conflict, the UN said on Thursday.