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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Syria, elections cloud next Iran nuclear talks, experts say

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... powers such as Brazil. “The second big problem we have is Syria. I don’t think it will be possible to move on Tehran without solving Syria,” said Solana, highlighting the close military ties ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Tehran warns 'foreign intervention in Syria would be an attack on Iran'

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... foreign attack on Syria would be considered an attack on Iran, a senior Iranian official warned as the first Patriot missile batteries were declared operational along Turkey's tense border with Syria. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's decision to deploy six Patriot missile batteries in Turkish borderlands has rankled the Syrian government and its chief allies, Iran ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Iraqi militants join in battle for Syria on both sides

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Baghdad

    ... Sunnis from Iraq have been going to Syria to fight against President Bashar al-Assad for months. Now Iraqi Shiites are joining the battle in increasing numbers, but on the government's side, ... Syria's chief regional ally, is flying them to Damascus, Syria's capital. Others take tour buses from the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq, on the pretext of making a pilgrimage to a Shiite ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Egypt’s Mursi slams Syria ‘oppressive’ regime

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... retort from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who told Iran’s Al-Alam television the Egyptian president had broken the NAM tradition “by interfering in the affairs of Syria”. Egypt’s state ... is the cornerstone for the Arab Spring, which started days after Tunisia and then it was followed by Libya and Yemen and now the revolution in Syria against its oppressive regime,” Mursi said in his speech. ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    US seeks to ease Israeli concerns over Iran contacts

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 04:20pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Islamic Revolution. Such a meeting likely would not go down well with Israel, where some officials have expressed dismay about how Obama’s handling of the Syria crisis might affect the Iranian standoff. They fear that his failure to follow through with threatened military strikes in Syria could encourage Iran to press on with its nuclear work. The United States and Israel accuse Iran ...

  6. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to the Middle East and Pakistan, is receiving intensive care treatment in hospital in Manchester. Reuters   Rebels take dam amid calls for Assad to go AMMAN/BEIRUT- Rebels have captured Syria ... On the Turkish border, nine people were killed when a car arriving from rebel-held territory in northwestern Syria blew up at the Reyhanli crossing. Reuters   Blast in Russian coal mine kills 18 MOSCOW- ...

  7. News - World - IRAN: ANALYSIS

    Iran shows little sign of budging in row over its nuclear programme

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to act urgently to end the turmoil in Syria. "Iran is a danger and Syria is a tragedy. Its president butchers his people. In my opinion the UN should task the Arab League with the immediate formation of a transitional government in Syria to save it from self-destruction. Assad, who has murdered tens of thousands has also murdered his future," he said. Iran is a danger and Syria ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Drone shot down over Israel was ours, says Hezbollah leader Nasrallah

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Beirut, Lebanon

    ... made in Iran," a senior official said. Nasrallah's speech was closely watched because of fears that Hezbollah might provoke a clash with Israel to distract attention from Syria ... of Syria becoming a proxy war, with involvement from Hezbollah and Iran on one side and such powers as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar on the other, is one of many factors that could fuel regional ...


    Iran urges elimination of all nuclear weapons

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... voted “no” while Iran, Israel, Syria, Russia, China, Brazil and India were among those who abstained. A North Korean diplomat, who refused to give his name, said his country believes ...

  10. News - Asia - ISRAEL

    Israel urged to discuss nuclear Iran in Beijing

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas," he told The South China Morning Post. "This will be a great opportunity to stop China from acting as a hub for North Korea's proliferation ... to terrorist groups. Even after Israeli aircraft destroyed a nuclear reactor in Syria in Operation Orchard in 2007- a facility that was built with North Korean technology- Pyongyang has continued ...




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