Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 13:36
Turkey urged Syrian Kurds on Friday not to establish a break-away entity in northern Syria by force, with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warning against any "wrong and dangerous" moves that could hurt Turkish security.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 09:15
Britain has abandoned plans to arm Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and believes he might survive in office for years, sources familiar with government thinking say.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 08:26
Kurdish fighters have seized control of a Syrian town on the border with Turkey and are battling Islamist rebel groups linked to al Qaeda for control of oilfields in the northeast of the country.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 07:46
Six months on from a deadly attack at a gas plant in Algeria, oil majors BP and Statoil have yet to send their workers back amid disagreements over security with the government of the North African OPEC producer.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 15:05
Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 14:17
President Barack Obama will move forward with a plan for the United States to arm the struggling Syrian rebels after some congressional concerns were eased, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 14:09
Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and the arms might end up in the hands of Islamist militants.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 13:21
Rebels clashed with an opposition unit linked to al Qaeda in northern Syria in a deadly battle that signals growing divisions among rebel groups and rising tensions between locals and more radical Islamist factions.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 13:08
The president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, visited Baghdad on Sunday for the first time in more than two years, in a step towards resolving long-running disputes between the central government and the autonomous region.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 08:46
President-elect Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the government and powerful clergy to end interference in the private lives of the Iranian people, free up Internet access and allow state media to be more open about Iran's problems.