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Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort Bomb attacks in Damascus and southern Syria have left at least 16 people dead, as the Syrian opposition hit back at claims it is hindering efforts to hold a peace conference.
07 ноября 2013
Syrian regime says not going to Geneva talks to hand over power The Syrian regime will not attend a proposed Geneva peace conference if the aim is for President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power, the country's information minister said Monday.
05 ноября 2013
Syria peace envoy begins tour as dozens die in Aleppo International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi begins a Middle East tour Saturday to pave the way for proposed peace talks on Syria, where dozens of people were killed in the latest fighting in Aleppo province.
19 октября 2013
©REUTERS Britain has secret Middle East web surveillance base: report Britain is running a secret Internet surveillance station in the Middle East, a report said Thursday citing the latest leaked documents obtained by fugitive US security contractor Edward Snowden.
24 августа 2013
Kerry defies the odds as he pursues elusive peace deal For months, US Secretary of State John Kerry has cut a rather lonely figure in Washington, openly mocked for his single-minded pursuit of what many believe is a fool's errand -- a Middle East peace deal.
22 июля 2013
New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars' A new documentary released Friday portrays US secret raids against terror suspects as a misguided assassination campaign that generates new enemies and tarnishes America's image.
10 июня 2013
Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels Austria has warned its 26 European Union partners in a letter against providing weapons for rebel movements in the Syrian conflict.
15 мая 2013
A electron microscope image of a coronavirus. ©REUTER/Health Protection Agency SARS-like virus seems to cause deep lung infection A new and deadly virus that has killed 11 of the 17 patients treated for it in the Middle East and Britain appears to cause an infection deep in the lungs.
05 апреля 2013
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes UNESCO ready to send mission to Mali soon UNESCO is ready to send experts to Mali to assess damage to cultural treasures in the troubled north as soon as security conditions allow.
05 марта 2013
Kerry on Gulf tour pledges backing for Syria rebels US Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to "empower" Syria's opposition, while warning arch-foe Iran that time for talks on Tehran's nuclear ambitions could run out.
05 марта 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry in London to start first official tour John Kerry will push his Russian counterpart to apply pressure on Syria when they meet during the new US Secretary of State's marathon tour of allies.
26 февраля 2013
US needs rethink of Mideast peace plan: experts The US administration must radically rethink ways to achieve a sustainable Israeli-Arab peace deal or risk seeing the goal of a two-state solution slip away.
28 ноября 2012
US downplays Facebook claim on Benghazi attack Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the White House on Wednesday downplayed reports that a Libyan group claimed responsibility on Facebook for the deadly strike on the US consulate in Benghazi.
27 октября 2012
Executive Director of IEA Maria van der Hoeven. ©REUTERS Middle East oil disruptions to hit Asia first: IEA Asia will be the first to feel the impact of any Middle East oil supply disruption as regional demand surges, the International Energy Agency said Monday.
22 октября 2012
US soldiers say still focused on Afghan mission As the US soldiers returned fire during an insurgent attack, an old man walked towards the platoon.
13 октября 2012
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer A lawyer for the man behind the "Innocence of Muslims" video denied Wednesday his client was to blame for a wave of violence across the Middle East, as he appeared in court for a second time.
12 октября 2012
Romney batters Obama on Mideast 'failures' Buoyed by better poll numbers and a debate triumph, White House challenger Mitt Romney sought to build momentum Monday by vowing to restore strong US leadership in the Middle East.
10 октября 2012
Romney: Time to 'change course' in Middle East Mitt Romney will call for a US change of course in the Middle East on Monday, saying President Barack Obama's muddled strategy has failed to confront the challenges of extremism.
08 октября 2012
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy US Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama's Middle East policy late Sunday, stepping up the pressure after a wave of anti-US protests in the Islamic world.
01 октября 2012
©REUTERS Oil prices hit four-month peaks on Fed stimulus Global oil prices soared Thursday to new four-month highs, as the US Federal Reserve announced a new round of quantitative easing to stimulate the flagging economy.
14 сентября 2012

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