INSIGHT - Al Qaeda hijacks spirit of Syria revolt three years on
Mar 12, 2014 at 05:15 | Source:
KILLIS, ON THE TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER (Reuters) - Syrian refugees in this border outpost were delighted to hear their home town of Azaz had been liberated - not from Bashar al-Assad's troops but from al-Qaeda fighters who subjected them to a regime th...
Biden's role on Ukraine underscores risks for his political future
Mar 12, 2014 at 04:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the bloodiest day of anti-government protests in Ukraine was drawing to a close last month, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called President Viktor Yanukovich for the second time in three days and delivered a blunt message.Pul...
Front companies, embassies mask N.Korean weapons trade - U.N.
Mar 12, 2014 at 04:15 | Source:
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent United Nations sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report issued on Tuesday said.It said Nort...
Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia
Mar 12, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days.Wi...
Rouhani has not increased freedoms in Iran, U.N. chief says
Mar 12, 2014 at 02:30 | Source:
GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.Rou...
Asian Championship: Shooters Heena Sidhu, Chain Singh win gold
Mar 11, 2014 at 09:53 | Source:
India's ace shooter Heena Sidhuproduced some excellent shooting to clinch the air pistolwomen's gold medal while Chain Singh bagged the yellow metalin men's air rifle event at the 7th Asian Championship inKuwait today.After her standout performance i...
Saudi Arabia rejects Maliki's charges on funding Iraqi militants
Mar 11, 2014 at 03:15 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected accusations by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that Riyadh and Qatar are funding Sunni Muslim insurgents his troops are battling in Iraq's western Anbar province.Maliki's remarks to France 24 tele...
Netanyahu, showing seized rockets, says Iran fooling the world
Mar 11, 2014 at 00:45 | Source:
EILAT, Israel (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, displaying on Monday what Israel said were seized, Iranian-supplied missiles bound for militants in Gaza, urged the West not to be fooled by Tehran's diplomacy on its nuclear programme.Last...
Netanyahu Slams Iran as Weapons Seized From Ship Put on Display
Mar 10, 2014 at 22:00 | Source:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the world not to be deceived by Iran's “phony smiles” as the military displayed dozens of rockets and mortars it says were seized from a ship the Iranians dispatched to Gaza Strip militants....
Amit Dahiya to lead Indian challenge in wrestling World Championship
Mar 10, 2014 at 18:55 | Source:
New Delhi: World Championship silver winner Amit Kumar Dahiya will spearhead the Indian challenge in their maiden Freestyle World Cup in Los Angeles from March 15-16 in the absence of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt.The Indian cont...
EU's Ashton criticized for meeting Iran activists
Mar 10, 2014 at 18:00 | Source:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has criticized the European Union's foreign policy chief for meeting women activists during her visit to Iran. The semi-official Fars news agency on Monday quoted Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, ...
Journalists must do more research, verify facts: Chidambaram
Mar 10, 2014 at 14:24 | Source:
New Delhi: Journalists must do more research and verify information before filing stories, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday."In your anxiety to break news, I think research suffers... Media must pay more attention to research and ve...
Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: Here are the world's worst air disasters
Mar 10, 2014 at 10:20 | Source:
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early Saturday morning, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt. A look at some of the world's deadliest air disasters:Ju...
Iraqi PM Maliki says Saudi, Qatar openly funding violence in Anbar
Mar 10, 2014 at 03:15 | Source:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of openly funding the Sunni Muslim insurgents his troops are battling in western Anbar province, in his strongest such statement since fighting started there ...
Israel PM calls on EU to confront Iran on missiles
Mar 09, 2014 at 20:00 | Source:
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is calling on the European Union's foreign policy chief, currently visiting Tehran, to confront Iranian officials about the weapons Israel says it caught last week en route from Iran to milit...
Ashton's First Iran Visit Builds on Nuclear Talks Momentum
Mar 09, 2014 at 18:00 | Source:
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, world powers' lead negotiator with Iran, met with top officials in Tehran to try to build on momentum in nuclear talks to reach a final deal. “This interim agreement is really, really im...
Ashton's First Iran Visit Builds on Nuclear Talks Momentum (1)
Mar 09, 2014 at 18:00 | Source:
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, world powers' lead negotiator with Iran, met with top officials in Tehran to build on efforts to parlay an interim nuclear deal into a final accord. “This interim agreement is really, re...
Iranian Foreign Minister Questions Western Commitment to Nuclear Deal
Mar 09, 2014 at 16:00 | Source:
Wall Street Journal
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, left, welcomes European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for their meeting in Tehran on Sunday. Associated Press. TEHRAN, Iran—Iran and the six major powers it is negotiating with can still reach a f...