Syrian Opposition Agree on Unity Plan

Syrian Opposition Agree on Unity Plan

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(Doha) - Syrian opposition groups meeting in Doha have agreed in principle on a plan to unite against President Bashar Al Assad. "We have agreed on the main points of the formation of a Syrian national coalition for the forces of the opposition…
World leaders hail Obama Victory, pledge Cooperation

World leaders hail Obama Victory, pledge Cooperation

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World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama’s sweeping re-election, with allies pledging to deepen cooperation with the United States on fighting the world economic slump and maintaining security across the globe. Congratulations poured…
Americans hand Obama a Second Term

Americans hand Obama a Second Term

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(Washington) - President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the US economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama while addressing thousands…
Arafat’s Remains to be Exhumed on Nov 26

Arafat’s Remains to be Exhumed on Nov 26

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The exhumation of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s remains will take place Nov. 26. A French Diplomat on condition of anonymity has told that a Swiss team has arrived in the West Bank ahead of the planned exhumation to assess the grave…
Deadly Storm Scrambles US East Coast

Deadly Storm Scrambles US East Coast

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(New York) - US President Barack Obama has declared a "major disaster" in New York state after storm Sandy smashed into the US East Coast, causing flooding and cutting power to millions. A record 13ft tidal surge sent seawater cascading into…
Afghan Presidential Vote Date Set for April 5

Afghan Presidential Vote Date Set for April 5

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(Kabul) - Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission in a statement said Afghanistan’s presidential election will be held on April 5, 2014 months ahead of the final withdrawal of NATO combat troops from the insurgency-plagued nation.…
Qatari Emir Makes Landmark Visit to Gaza

Qatari Emir Makes Landmark Visit to Gaza

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(Gaza) - Qatar's emir is on a landmark tour of the Gaza Strip. The visit is first of any kind made by a head of state since the Islamist Hamas movement took over in 2007. Thousands of Qatari and Palestinian flags were fluttering across Gaza…
Obama Slams Romney on Final Debate

Obama Slams Romney on Final Debate

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(Boca Raton) - US President, Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of being wrong on all foreign policy choices he has taken, in a forceful start to the final debate before elections. The two candidates clashed over Syria, Libya and other…
Cameron Threatens to Veto EU Budget

Cameron Threatens to Veto EU Budget

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British Prime Minister, David Cameron has said that he would veto the EU’s 2014-20 budget. Cameron when asked if he would veto the EU’s seven-year budget at a summit in November, he answered “The short answer is yes", adding that “It…
Obama, Romney Clash in Debate Rematch

Obama, Romney Clash in Debate Rematch

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(New York) - US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly on jobs, energy and Libya in their second US Presidential debate, with Obama moving aggressively to challenge his opponent. Obama was much sharper and…
1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit held in Kuwait

1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit held in Kuwait

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(Kuwait) - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, arrived in Kuwait heading the UAE delegation to participate in the 1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit. With over 30 countries…
Ali Zeidan Elected as Libyan PM

Ali Zeidan Elected as Libyan PM

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(Tripoli) - Libya’s General National Congress elected Ali Zeidan, a long-time opponent of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as Prime Minister. “Ali Zeidan is elected prime minister and is asked to propose a cabinet within two weeks,” Mohammed…
Brahimi Meets Saudi King

Brahimi Meets Saudi King

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(Jeddah) - King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia held talks with International Peace Envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi on ways to end the bloodletting in Syria. Both the leaders discussed situation in Syria and also condemned accusations by Syrian…
EU Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

EU Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

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(Oslo) - The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union, an institution wracked by crisis at present but has been credited for bringing more than half a century of peace to a continent ripped apart by World War II. Speaking at…