Qatar Says Dispute with Gulf Neighbors Over

Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting his country had made no concessions.
 

First Parliamentary Vote Fails to Elect New President for Lebanon

Lebanese parliamentarians failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Wednesday, with 124 MPs attending the session out of 128.
 

Syrian MP Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar Announces Candidacy for President

Speaker of the Syrian People's Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham announced Wednesday that the Assembly received from the Supreme Constitutional Court a candidacy application from MP Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar to run for president, SANA news agency reported.
 

Pakistan Court Adjourns Musharraf Travel Ban Application

Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a battery of criminal cases, must wait a fortnight to learn if he will be given permission to go abroad to visit his sick mother
 

Lavrov: If Russian Troops Attacked, Well Respond

Russia will retaliate if it was attacked and the interests of the Russian people are threatened, Sergei Lavrov told RT.
 

Mortar, Gunfire Attacks on Rural Damascus Injure 4 Civilians

Terrorist attacks injured four civilians in Harasta area in Damascus Countryside on Tuesday, state-run SANA news agency reported.
 

OPCW: Syria Handed over 86% of Chemical Weapons

The Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) announced Tuesday Syria has delivered 86% of its chemical weapons.
 

Ukraine Renews Anti-Separatism Offensive, US Troops Head to Poland

Ukraine renewed its military offensive against pro-Kremlin separatist activists as US troops headed to region in a show of force against Russia.
 

Syrian Warplane Raids Arsal as Three Rockets Fall on Labweh, Nabi Othman

Three missiles landed in the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal as several rockets hit the villages of Labweh and Nabi Othman on Tuesday, the Lebanese army said in a communique on Wednesday.
 

Cairo Bomb Attack Kills Police Brigadier General

An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his car in Cairo, security officials said.
 

Malaysia Plane May Have Landed Safely: Sources

An investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 says the plane may have landed somewhere else.
 

Lebanon Braces for Parliamentary Session to Elect President

Lebanon is braced on Wednesday for parliamentary session to elect new president, with expectations say no candidate will be able to gain the needed two-thirds of votes to become the next head of state.
 

Haniyeh Calls for Ending Palestinian Rift

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday called for healing the Palestinian rift and achieving reconciliation.
 

Blast kills police official in Cairo

A bomb in the Egyptian capital Cairo has killed a police brigadier general in the latest attack on the country's security forces.
 

Bahrain expels representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Interior Ministry says Najati practised unclear activities, without coordinating with authorities.
 

Kiev riot reload: RT reporters going live from frontline fury

Peter Oliver and Alexey Yaroshevsky are caught in the middle of crackdown on protesters in Kiev http://newsteam.rt.com/ RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscrib...
 

Venezuela, opposition to continue talks

The Venezuelan government and opposition delegations have agreed to meet for a fresh round of talks.
 

Iran warns China oil firm over delay

A senior Iranian oil official has renewed Tehran’s warnings to Chinese oil giant, CNPCI, to meet its obligations regarding a massive oil field in Iran.
 

'Russia to react if interests attacked'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that Russia will respond if Moscow’s interests are attacked in Ukraine as it did in Georgia six years ago.
 

Witnesses in Morsi trial: Hamas and Hezbollah attacked Egypt prisons

Former Interior Minister tells court members of