BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s still too early to say whether he’ll run for re-election next year, but suggested he would refrain from seeking a third term — if h
TUNIS: The Tunisian press voiced skepticism Friday on the eve of crisis talks between ruling Islamists and their secular rivals following the July assassination of a prominent opposition MP.
BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including two suicide bombings, killed three soldiers and four civilians on Friday, security and medical officials said.
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan would run for president next year if his party asked him to, he said, but dismissed suggestions of a rift with incumbent Abdullah Gul.
DAMASCUS: International experts were on Friday gearing up to disable the chemical weapons program in war-hit Syria after reporting “encouraging” progress in a day of meetings with regime officials.
Saudi Arabia has reiterated its accusation that the Syrian regime is challenging the will of the international community by violating all UN charters.
SANAA: Yemeni troops have retaken a military headquarters in a deadly assault on terrorists who seized it this week and took a number of hostages, the defense ministry said.
BEIRUT: Several prominent Syrian rebel groups called on two armed opposition factions, one linked to Al-Qaeda and the other to the more moderate Western-backed opposition, to end days of deadly infigh
WASHINGTON: The Obama administration said Thursday it would support tougher economic pressure on Iran if the Islamic republic doesn’t begin slowing the pace of its uranium enrichment activity
MOSCOW: US President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin may discuss Syria on the sidelines of a regional summit in Bali next week, a top Kremlin official said Thursday.
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