- Iraqi FM warns of jihadi 'emirate' in Syria Updated: Dec-07-13 10:10 am
- Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf Updated: Dec-07-13 3:28 am
- UK foreign secretary seeks to reassure Gulf allies Updated: Dec-06-13 3:21 pm
- Hagel to reassure Gulf allies on Iran deal Updated: Dec-05-13 4:39 pm
- Iran's top diplomat reaches out to Gulf states Updated: Dec-04-13 11:03 am
- Iraqi prime minister in Iran for Syria talks Updated: Dec-04-13 7:23 am
- Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels Updated: Dec-04-13 6:41 am
- UN: 250,000 besieged in Syria, beyond reach of aid Updated: Dec-03-13 3:52 pm
- Sharp rise in Europeans fighting in Syria Updated: Dec-03-13 11:36 am
- UN: Syria crimes evidence 'indicates' Assad role Updated: Dec-02-13 3:54 pm
- Syrian opposition splintered ahead of peace talks Updated: Dec-02-13 2:34 am
- US: American fighters in Syria a security risk Updated: Nov-30-13 1:36 pm
- Iran sanctions eased, but pinch still felt Updated: Nov-28-13 12:14 pm
- Analysis: Nuclear deal faces hard-line test Updated: Nov-26-13 1:31 pm
- Syria talks aim to build on momentum of Iran deal Updated: Nov-25-13 5:41 pm
- White House hopes talks will end Assad regime Updated: Nov-25-13 1:47 pm
- Iran deal could affect talks on Syria, Palestine Updated: Nov-25-13 2:36 am
- Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast Updated: Nov-24-13 5:39 pm
- Winners and losers in Iran's nuclear deal Updated: Nov-24-13 11:20 am
- Detained Syrian refugees in Egypt on hunger strike Updated: Nov-23-13 1:23 pm
- EU president says no military solution in Syria Updated: Nov-21-13 9:23 am
- Israel, Gulf in 'strange alliance' against Iran Updated: Nov-20-13 1:32 pm
- UN to Syria: Stop blocking aid convoys Updated: Nov-19-13 4:53 pm
- Russian FM: Syrian opposition warms up to talks Updated: Nov-19-13 8:29 am
- Turkey: No tolerance for militants headed to Syria Updated: Nov-18-13 6:45 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain - Iraq's top diplomat warned Saturday that the "toxic" proliferation of extremist groups among Syria's rebels raises the prospect of a jihadist-ruled territory at the heart of the region.
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Britain's top diplomat voiced his country's strong commitment to the security of the Gulf states on Friday, seeking to reassure wary Arab allies in the wake of last month's nuclear deal with their regional rival Iran.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a tough challenge as he looks to reassure nervous allies in the Gulf that the U.S. will continue its strong military support to the region, even as world powers move forward on the nuclear pact with Iran.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - With the ink barely dry on a nuclear deal that paves the way for warmer relations with the West, Iran's new leadership is making a push to patch up tensions with U.S. allies closer to home too.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iraq's prime minister has arrived in Iran's capital for a three-day visit that will focus on the civil war in Syria and bilateral ties.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called Wednesday for prayers for 12 Orthodox nuns who were taken by force from their convent in Syria by opposition fighters. Religious officials in the region have said the women were being held against their will, but a Syrian opposition activist said they were merely taken away for their own safety.
UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 250,000 people in besieged communities in Syria remain beyond the reach of aid, the U.N, humanitarian chief said Tuesday in a closed-door Security Council briefing that one member called "chilling."
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A new wave of Europeans is heading to Syria, their ranks soaring in the past six months as tales of easy living and glorious martyrdom draw them to the rebellion against Bashar Assad.
GENEVA - A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday.
BEIRUT - Within minutes of opening a Twitter account this past week, the leader of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group received an onslaught of criticism.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The sanctions relief offered to Iran by the U.S. and five world powers has begun to get the gears of commerce slowly turning again in an economy that remains in shambles.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Even before Iran's envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Hassan Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: selling the give-and-take to his country's powerful insider interests led by the Revolutionary Guard.
BEIRUT - Within 24 hours of an interim deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program, world powers raised hopes Monday for the first face-to-face talks to end the Syrian civil war as the United Nations called the warring parties to the table.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House is expressing hope that newly announced Syrian peace talks will bring new leadership to the war-torn country.
The nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers could pave the way for normalization of ties between Tehran and the West.
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran's acceptance on the global stage.
The political balance sheet from Sunday's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
CAIRO - A group of Syrian and Palestinian refugees detained in Egypt have gone on a hunger strike to protest spending more than two months of captivity, an activist doctor said Saturday.
BEIJING - The conflict in Syria cannot be resolved by military means and the EU is working hard to bring about a negotiated political solution, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said Thursday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made another stop in the Middle East this month, he received an expected earful over Washington's outreach to Iran: Don't trust Tehran, tighten sanctions even more, anything short of complete nuclear concessions is a grave mistake.
UNITED NATIONS - The General Assembly's human rights committee demanded Tuesday that Syria's government immediately allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to areas throughout the country that need it most and stop hampering distribution with "bureaucratic impediments and other obstacles."
MOSCOW - Russia on Tuesday urged Syrian President Bashar Assad's government to cooperate with the opposition in fighting "terrorists" and encouraged the regime to speed up the deliveries of humanitarian aid to the population - a call that reflects Moscow's attempt to position itself as a mediator in Syria peace talks.
WASHINGTON - Turkey's top diplomat pushed back on Monday against allegations that his nation has not cracked down hard enough on extremists crossing its border to fight in Syria's civil war.