• Officials: Attacks in Iraq Kill 5, Wound 25 people

    Baghdad, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA – Iraqi officials say two attacks in different parts of the country have killed five people and wounded 25. A police officer says a parked car bomb ripped through a residential …

  • Afghanistan: More Than 20 Militants Killed in a Joint Operation

    Kabul, Afghanistan, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA – Afghan and NATO military officials say they have killed more than 20 insurgents in a joint operation in eastern Afghanistan. Provincial government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwesh said the 2-day …

  • US Concerned Over Vietnam Boat Catching Fire in South China Sea

    Washington, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA – The United States on Tuesday expressed concerned over an incident in the South China Sea between Vietnam and China. “The United States is concerned by reports of an incident between …

  • US Reaffirms its Support for Syrian Opposition

    Washington, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA – The United States said Tuesday that it continues to support the Syrian opposition coalition (SOC) as a legitimate representation of the Syrian people. “We support the organization … We support …

  • U.N. Chief Proposes Peacekeeping Troops in Mali

    New York, Jumada I 15, 1434, Mar 27, 2013, SPA – Up to 11,200 peacekeeping troops could maintain stability in Mali under a new U.N. proposal. And up to 1,440 police could also participate in a U.N.-led mission there, U.N. …

  • War-torn Aleppo residents forced to sell belongings to survive

     
     
    ALEPPO — Ravaged by months of intense war between rebels and regime troops, residents of Aleppo, Syria’s once-thriving commercial hub, are selling off their personal belongings in order to survive.

    Abu Ahmad, whose family sought shelter in Aleppo …