Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly shot down a proposal by US state secretary John Kerry to maintain Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley for ten years following the signing of an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
Cairo’s court has issued a ruling Tuesday to arrest the current Interior Minister of Egypt Mohamed Ibrahim and hold him in prison for two years, and also to sack him for his refusal to carry out the court’s rulings.
Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in Central African Republic’s capital, president Francois Hollande’s office announced on Tuesday, underscoring the challenges of a new French military intervention in the nearly lawless former colony.
A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 20 at a funeral in northern Iraq on Tuesday.
The death toll from torrential weekend rain in north-eastern Brazil has risen from 11 to 16, local authorities said on Tuesday.
Iran’s foreign minister defended himself on Tuesday against what he called ‘slander, profanity and insults’ by conservative hardliners at home who have accused...
Police in a remote northern Afghan village rescued a woman from being stoned to death after she was condemned by the Taliban for allegedly cheating on her husband.
Ukraine’s president says he will ask the country’s general prosecutor to find a way to release some of the demonstrators who were arrested in recent protests, in a bid to defuse the country’s tensions.
India’s anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday started another indefinite fast demanding the central government to pass an anti-corruption bill.
The UN said on Tuesday it would for the first time begin airlifting food and other aid items across the border from Iraq to Syria after receiving the go-ahead from both governments.
Turkish prosecutors have charged 255 protesters, including seven foreigners, over the mass demonstrations that swept the country in June, local media reported on Tuesday.
US president Barack Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as a ‘giant of justice’ on Tuesday but said too many leaders in the world claimed solidarity with his struggle for freedom ‘but do not tolerate dissent from their own people’.
The national memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela is under way in Johannesburg.
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon addressed on Tuesday the mass memorial service of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian officials signed an agreement on Monday to share and increase water resources in the arid region, which includes possible measures to save the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea.
Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.
The Hamas movement has ‘resumed’ relations with Iran after a temporary falling out over the Syrian conflict.
Fighters linked to al-Qaida abducted a Spanish journalist and a photographer in a rebel-held eastern Syrian city in September.
Pakistan announced on Tuesday it had agreed with Iran to speed implementation of a much-delayed gas pipeline project designed to link Iran’s giant South Pars gas field with consumers in South Asia.
US president Barack Obama opened a day of remembrance and celebration on Tuesday for his personal hero, Nelson Mandela, arriving in South Africa for a memorial service honouring the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected protesters` demands that she resign before February`s snap elections.
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected in Johannesburg for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country.
When the leaders of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meet in Kuwait on Tuesday, Iran and its developing relations with western countries are likely to feature high on the summit agenda.