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.
08 Dec 2013
Kuwait City: Gulf Arab states will hold a summit this week to discuss a controversial proposal to form an EU-like union at a time of regional turmoil and fresh Iranian overtures.
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.
03 Feb 2015
New York/Boston: A deadly winter snowstorm was forecast to lift on Monday night after walloping the Northeastern United States, forcing the delay of Boston's Super Bowl victory parade and snarling air traffic at several major airports.
25 Nov 2014
Kathmandu: Amid China's push to elevate its role in SAARC from an observer to that of an active member, Nepal on Monday said it will talk to other states in the grouping for Beijing's membership.
09 Jan 2015
Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced "terrorism" and violence committed in the name of Islam, after the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
06 Dec 2014
Manama: Britain's top diplomat says his nation has signed a deal with the Gulf Arab nation of Bahrain to bolster the United Kingdom's military presence in the region.
13 Dec 2014
United Nations: India and Sweden have stressed the need for closer cooperation among the UN member states on providing humanitarian aid in crises situations, saying sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation must be fully respected in providing relief assistance.
25 Jan 2015
Washington: President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the killing of one of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group and said the US will work together to bring the perpetrators of these murders to justice.