UK Pleas Women Help to Prevent Britons from Joining Syria War

British counter-terrorism police chiefs called upon Muslim women to urge their relatives not to travel to Syria to fight, urging them to report would-be jihadists “so that we can intervene and help.”
 

U.S. Threatens Aid Cut if Hamas-PLO Form Cabinet

The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday.
 

President Rouhani: Irans Economic Relations with EU to Develop

Iran President Hasan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran’s economic relations with the EU would develop, IRNA reported
 

200 Palestinian Prisoners in Occupied Territories Go on Hunger Strike

Two hundred Palestinian prisoners started on Thursday an indefinite hunger strike to protest the Zionist administrative detention policy, a rights lawyer said.
 

Afghanistan: 3 Americans Killed as Hospital Guard Opens Fire on Them

An Afghan policeman opened fire Thursday on staff at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity, killing three Americans.
 

No Link between Found Debris and Malaysian Plane

Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean.
 

Eight Killed in Car Bomb in central Iraq

Eight people were killed when a car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday
 

Lavrov: Iran Missiles Not Part of Geneva Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Iran’s missile program has never been discussed in the talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group, and is not part of the Geneva interim deal, IRNA reported.
 

Bomb Kills Three including Police Official in Pakistans Krachi

A bomb killed Pakistani local police official along with two other people in the port city of Karachi on Thursday.
 

Obama: Critical for China to Pressure North Korea

US President Barack Obama told reporters in Japan Thursday that China’s role in ‘stopping’ North Korea from forging ahead with a nuclear weapons program is "critically important.
 

Obama: Russia Not Abiding by Geneva Agreement on Ukraine

US President Barack Obama accused Russia on Thursday of not abiding by agreements aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine.
 

Bomb Targets Iraq Ministers Convoy As Attacks Kill 13

A bomb exploded near the education minister's convoy in north Iraq Wednesday and other attacks killed 13 people as the country struggles with daily violence ahead of elections next week
 

Assad: Clergymen Have Pivotal Role in Consolidating True Concepts

The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday clergymen and scholars have pivotal role in consolidating true concepts against wrong terms because the most dangerous attempts which target the region and Islamic world are the West attempt to strike ideology and faith in society through gradual change in terms
 

Bangladesh court orders Zia's trial

A top court in Bangladesh has rejected opposition leader Khaleda Zia's requests to scrap her indictment for embezzlement.
 

US denies 'running the show' in Ukraine

The United States has hit back at Moscow over comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Washington's role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

 

US Army plans to cut 2000 positions

The US Army is looking to cut about 2,000 of its active duty numbers by the end of the year due to budget cuts, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
 

Indian Kashmir votes amid boycott calls

Amid calls for boycotting India’s general elections in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, people have headed to the polls to cast their ballots.
 

Ukraine retakes Mariupol city hall

The Ukrainian government says its military forces have regained control of the city hall in the country’s southeastern port of Mariupol.
 

4 killed, 15 injured in Karachi blast

A bomb blast in the Pakistani port city of Karachi has left at least four people dead and 15 others injured.
 

Presidential poll sovereign issue: Syria

The Syrian government insists that its decision to hold a presidential election on schedule is an entirely sovereign issue, in which no foreign country is allowed to interfere.