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Hollande to Netanyahu: We will take tough stance on Iran
12 Oct 2013 13:34

Hollande to Netanyahu: We will take tough stance on Iran

France will take a tough stance when negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program and would expect tough concessions from the Islamic Republic, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.In a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hollande stressed that France was waiting to see if Iranian ...

 
NATO chief rules out military solution to Syria crisis
11 Oct 2013 17:23

NATO chief rules out military solution to Syria crisis

NATO Secretary General Adres Fogh Rasmussen ruled out on Thursday "any further role" for the military alliance in Syria."There is no military solution to the conflict in Syria," Rasmussen told a press conference in AthenNATO Chiefs with Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos....

 
Syria actively cooperating with CW team: Putin
8 Oct 2013 17:57

Syria actively cooperating with CW team: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Syria is cooperating “very actively” with the international experts who are in the Arab country to eliminate its chemical arsenal.“The Syrian leadership has very actively joined this work and is acting in a transparent manner, helping international agencies,...

 
British extremists use Syria as training ground before returning home
7 Oct 2013 14:04

British extremists use Syria as training ground before returning home

British Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that extremists “of a Jihadi mindset” are using the Syrian civil war “as a nursery” before returning to Britain as trained terrorists.“What we have seen for some time now, is that a number of British people traveling out to Somalia, we’...

 
Assad says will not negotiate with armed rebels: magazine
6 Oct 2013 15:15

Assad says will not negotiate with armed rebels: magazine

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a German magazine he would not negotiate with rebels until they laid down their arms, and said his most powerful ally Russia supported his government more than ever.In an extensive interview with Der Spiegel, Assad said he did not believe it was possible to solve ...

 
Liberman on Iran: ‘Better to be alone and stay alive’
5 Oct 2013 22:18

Liberman on Iran: ‘Better to be alone and stay alive’

Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, who currently heads the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee, said Saturday that there;s not even a “quarter of a sign” that Iran has slowed its drive to acquire nuclear weapons.“All international intelligence agencies are aware that nothing ...

 
Netanyahu says he would consider meeting with Rouhani
4 Oct 2013 16:16

Netanyahu says he would consider meeting with Rouhani

Two days after excoriating Hassan Rouhani as a wolf in sheep’s clothing who lies about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and 10 days after he instructed Israel’s UN delegation to leave the General Assembly hall rather than hear Rouhani speak, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would ...

 
Turkey
4 Oct 2013 16:14

Turkey's Erdogan says would run for president if asked by party

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said he would run for the presidency in elections due next year if asked to do so by his party.Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for a decade, cannot run again as prime minister in a general election in 2015 according to the rules of his AK Party. ...

 
Syria’s Assad rejects talks with Qaeda-linked groups
30 Sep 2013 10:49

Syria’s Assad rejects talks with Qaeda-linked groups

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ruled out the possibility of negotiations with al-Qaeda-linked militant groups, who ask for foreign military intervention in the Arab country."Regarding the militants, if they give up their arms we'll be ready to discuss with them anything like with any other ...

 
Poll: Most of Israelis don
30 Sep 2013 10:41

Poll: Most of Israelis don't believe Rouhani

A majority of Israelis do not believe the conciliatory remarks sounded by Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, a poll released Sunday found.The poll, which was conducted for Channel 10 News by the Panel Institute, found that 78% of Israeli citizens believe that Rouhani's recent statements on ...

 
Israel warned Kenya of possible attack prior to mall shooting
30 Sep 2013 10:40

Israel warned Kenya of possible attack prior to mall shooting

Israel was among several countries that warned Kenya that it was at risk for a major terror attack before the Nairobi mall shooting took place, according to intelligence reports that were leaked to Kenyan newspapers.“Israel had warned of attacks on their business interests but apart from just ...

 
Israel PM heads to US to discuss Iran
29 Sep 2013 14:12

Israel PM heads to US to discuss Iran

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has left for New York in an attempt to challenge perceptions that Iran under its new president poses less of a nuclear threat."I intend to tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk and charm offensive of Iran," Netanyahu told Israeli public radio as saying ...

 
UAE recalls Tunisia ambassador over Morsi remark
28 Sep 2013 19:46

UAE recalls Tunisia ambassador over Morsi remark

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recalled its ambassador from Tunisia in protest to Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki’s call for the release of the ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, local media say.The UAE Foreign Ministry recalled ambassador Salem al-Guatam from Tunisia for “...

 
Extremists
27 Sep 2013 14:43

Extremists 'stealing revolution': Syria rebel chief

The head of the key Syrian opposition National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, has denounced extremists he said were trying to "steal our revolution", and blamed the regime for supporting them.He made the comments in an address in New York to representatives from the Friends of Syria -- international ...

 
Saudi Arabia worst on women
25 Sep 2013 07:26

Saudi Arabia worst on women's legal issues: report

Saudi Arabia tops the list of countries for laws that limit women's economic potential, while South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have made the least progress over the last 50 years in improving women's economic opportunities, a report issued on Tuesday says.In the last half century, women's ...

 
French leader meets Iran
25 Sep 2013 07:14

French leader meets Iran's Rouhani, demands 'concrete' nuclear steps

French President Francois Hollande became the first Western leader to meet new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday after warning that Paris expects "concrete gestures" by Iran to show it will give up a military nuclear program.France has been a strong advocate of sanctions to pressure ...

 
Russia ranks 2nd in confidential info leaks worldwide – Report
21 Sep 2013 18:18

Russia ranks 2nd in confidential info leaks worldwide – Report

Russia placed second after the United States in the number of confidential information leaks globally in the first half of the current year, an information security company said Friday.InfoWatch registered a total of 496 leaks in the first half of the year, 18 percent more than in the same period last ...

 
Russia says may send another missile cruiser to Mediterranean
20 Sep 2013 15:59

Russia says may send another missile cruiser to Mediterranean

Russia may deploy another missile cruiser to the Mediterranean Sea amid heightening tensions in the region.Citing a “high-ranking source” in the Russian Pacific Fleet, Moscow-based RIA Novosti reported Friday that the fleet’s flagship Varyag Missile Cruiser could join the country’s ...

 
Tunisian women waging
20 Sep 2013 15:50

Tunisian women waging 'sex jihad' in Syria: minister

Tunisian women have travelled to Syria to wage "sex jihad" by comforting Islamist fighters battling the regime there, Interior Minister Lotfi ben Jeddou has told MPs."They have sexual relations with 20, 30, 100" militants, the minister told members of the National Constituent Assembly ...

 
Russia, US, UN envoy discuss Syria chemical weapons
13 Sep 2013 20:54

Russia, US, UN envoy discuss Syria chemical weapons

The US and Russian foreign ministers and a UN envoy met in Geneva on Friday to discuss Moscow’s proposal for placing Syria’s chemical weapons under international control – an idea meant to avert US airstrikes against the Middle Eastern country but yielding few tangible results beyond ...