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Islamic Cooperation to Suspend in Syria

Islamic Cooperation to Suspend in Syria

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:14

Foreign ministers at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) agreed on Monday to suspend Syria from the international body, an OIC source said, further isolating President Bashar al-Assad. "The session just ended. The ...

Earth Quake in China Hits 6.3

Earth Quake in China Hits 6.3

Monday, August 13, 2012 11:59

A shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled western China Sunday on the border between Xinjiang and Tibet, the US Geological Survey said. The quake's epicentre, at a shallow depth of nine kilometres (5.6 miles), was in a remote ...

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Pakistan Confirms Talks with Afghanistan on Taliban Releases

Pakistan Confirms Talks with Afghanistan on Taliban Releases

Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:48

Pakistan and Afghanistan are in talks on the release of a key member of the Taliban, whose 2010 arrest in Pakistan was blamed for sabotaging peace initiatives, a Pakistani foreign ministry official confirmed Friday....

Iran Pushes for Peace Talks in Syria Conference

Iran Pushes for Peace Talks in Syria Conference

Friday, August 10, 2012 10:31

Iran on Thursday backed moves to start peace talks between the Syrian regime and opposition groups as it hosted a 29-nation conference on the conflict gripping its key ally. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar ...

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Two Million Flood Victims in Philippine

Two Million Flood Victims in Philippine

Thursday, August 9, 2012 14:27

Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for help in getting relief to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the capital, warning that evacuation centres were overwhelmed....

Alliance with Syria will Not be Broken (Iran)

Alliance with Syria will Not be Broken (Iran)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 9:06

Iran assured President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that Syria was a vital partner in its regional anti-Israeli alliance, a bond that would not be broken by a rebellion it said was backed by the two countries' common enemies....

US Mosque Destroyed in Suspected Arson Attack

US Mosque Destroyed in Suspected Arson Attack

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 8:28

A mosque burned to the ground in the midwestern United States on Monday, in what worshippers suspect was a hate attack, less than a day after a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple. Firefighters ...

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Mongolian Former President Jailed for Corruption

Mongolian Former President Jailed for Corruption

Saturday, August 4, 2012 8:41

A court in Mongolia has jailed former president Nambar Enkhbayar for four years after finding him guilty of corruption charges that he has called politically motivated....

Rebels Capture Tank as Aleppo Battle Rages (Syria)

Rebels Capture Tank as Aleppo Battle Rages (Syria)

Friday, August 3, 2012 8:37

Syrian rebels turned the gun of a captured tank against government forces on Thursday, shelling a military airbase used by war planes in the battle for Aleppo. President Bashar al-Assad's troops meanwhile bombarded the ...

US Envoy to Assume Charge This Month (Munter Replacement)

US Envoy to Assume Charge This Month (Munter Replacement)

Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:23

US Ambassador-designate to Pakistan Richard Olson is expected to assume charge later this month amid signs of easing of months-old tensions between the two allies. But Olson’s final itinerary hinges on approval of his ...