Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

Russia offers to back Annan’s Syria plan at UN

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(Moscow) - Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov during a news conference with his Lebanese counterpart said that Russia is ready to support United Nations resolution endorsing Kofi Annan's plan for settling the Syrian crisis, signaling it…
Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

Gulf states to close embassies in Syria

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(Riyadh) - All six Arab Gulf states will close their embassies in Syria to protest year-long crackdown in the country, said Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) head Abdullatif al-Zayani. Zayani asked the international community to "act urgently…
1000 Syrians flee to Turkey in single day‎

1000 Syrians flee to Turkey in single day‎

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(Ankara) - As Syrians commemorated the first anniversary of their revolution, around 1,000 Syrian refugees crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours,  said. “The number of Syrian refugees currently staying in Turkey boomed by 1,000 in a single…
Military intervention in Syria disastrous EU

Military intervention in Syria disastrous: EU

(Copenhagen) - European Union (EU) foreign ministers have warned against the temptation of military intervention in Syria despite the growing human suffering, saying boots on the ground could ignite “a large-scale fire”. Germany’s Guido…
Obama favors Diplomatic Solution for Syria

Obama favors Diplomatic Solution for Syria

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(Washington) - Barack Obama, President of United States of America remains committed to end the violence in Syria through diplomatic efforts, despite calls from a leading Republican senator for military action against the government of President…
Putin wins Russia's Presidential vote

Putin wins Russia's Presidential vote

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(Moscow) - Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia's presidential election. Putin tallied 58-59 percent of vote, according to exit polls cited by state television. Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov received…
Romney wins Washington state caucuses

Romney wins Washington state caucuses

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(Washington) - Mitt Romney has rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the runup to 10 Super Tuesday contests across America. Rick…
Polls Open For Russia's Presidential Vote‎

Polls Open For Russia's Presidential Vote‎

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(Moscow) - Polling stations have opened across Russia for the presidential election widely expected to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term. Putin was president in 2000-2008, but has spent the past four years as prime…
Van Rompuy reappointed as EU president

Van Rompuy reappointed as EU President

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(Brussels) - Leaders of European Union have reappointed Herman Van Rompuy as European Union President for a second 30-month term and have also appointed him as the chairman of the Eurozone. "It is with pleasure that I accept a second mandate.…
Sheikh Abdullah discuss relations with FM of Iran

Sheikh Abdullah discuss relations with FM of Iran

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(Tehran) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi during his surprise visit to Iran. Also present were Ambassador Tariq Al Haydan, Assistant Foreign Minister…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets German Chancellor

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets German Chancellor

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(Berlin) - General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During the meeting, both the leaders held talks over ways of bolstering…
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed holds talks with PM of Turkey

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed holds talks with PM of Turkey

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(Ankara) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces met with Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Also present at the talks were H.E. Sheikh…
Sheikh Abdullah leads UAE's delegation to ''Friends of Syria'' conference

FM leads UAE delegation to 'Friends of Syria' conference

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(Tunis) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE  is leading the UAE's delegation to the "Friends of Syria" conference being held in Tunis. Representatives of more than 60 Arab, Islamic and western countries as…
Kofi Annan named U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria‎

Kofi Annan named U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria‎

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(Geneva) - Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan has been appointed as the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nabil Elaraby, Secretary-General of the Arab…