Ali Akbar Salehi
Aug 07, 2012 18:52 EDT
Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday sought help from the United Nations to free dozens of Iranians captured in Syria and Libya.
Aug 07, 2012 13:10 EDT
Turkey can play a "major role" in freeing 48 Iranian pilgrims abducted in Syria because of its links with the Syrian opposition, Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Jul 29, 2012 22:38 EDT
Around 200,000 civilians have fled fighting in Syria's most populous city Aleppo and many more were trapped, the UN said as a fierce government offensive against rebels entered a second day.
Jul 29, 2012 18:25 EDT
Fighting raged on the second day Sunday of a fierce government offensive against rebels in Aleppo, as the UN said 200,000 civilians had fled Syria's most populous city in two days and many were trapped.
Jul 29, 2012 11:17 EDT
Fighting raged for a second straight day in Syria's commercial capital Aleppo on Sunday as troops pressed an offensive against rebel-held areas of the city, sparking fears for trapped civilians.
Jul 29, 2012 10:23 EDT
Rebels fighting government forces in Syria's commercial capital Aleppo "will definitely be defeated," Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on an unannounced visit to key ally Iran on Sunday.
Jul 10, 2012 00:27 EDT
International envoy Kofi Annan has announced a new political "approach" in a bid to end Syria's 16-month-old conflict, as the West voices concern over the violence spreading across the Lebanese border.
Jul 09, 2012 15:09 EDT
International envoy Kofi Annan said on Monday he had agreed with President Bashar al-Assad on a new political "approach" to end Syria's nearly 16-month-old conflict that he would put to the rebels.
Jul 09, 2012 11:35 EDT
International envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Tehran on Monday from Syria for talks with the Islamic republic's top security official and foreign minister, the Arabic-language Al-Alam television reported.
Jun 24, 2012 08:47 EDT
NATO said it will hold an emergency meeting after Ankara on Sunday accused Syria of downing a Turkish jet in international airspace, raising fears that tensions could soar in the tinderbox region.
Jun 24, 2012 05:09 EDT
Turkey on Sunday accused Syria of shooting down one of its warplanes in international airspace, as a watchdog said the Damascus regime suffered new setbacks and violence reached new heights.
Jun 14, 2012 13:48 EDT
Iran on Thursday warned a key international conference that a long-term US military presence in Afghanistan would fan regional insecurity and could plunge the war-torn country back into further chaos.
Jun 14, 2012 06:11 EDT
Afghan President Hamid Karzai called Thursday for greater international cooperation to stabilise his war-torn country and defeat Islamist militants, during the latest round of talks on the future of Afghanistan.
Jun 13, 2012 10:04 EDT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov flew into Iran on Wednesday for a brief visit to discuss upcoming international talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
May 25, 2012 06:40 EDT
Russia on Friday called the latest round of talks on the Iranian nuclear standoff "constructive" despite big differences that remain as the parties head for more negotiations in Moscow next month.
May 21, 2012 11:59 EDT
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano and Iran's lead negotiator, Saeed Jalili, hailed "intensive" and "very good" talks on Iran's nuclear programme on Monday, state television said.
May 21, 2012 09:40 EDT
The head of the UN nuclear surveillance agency pressed Iran over inspections during a visit to Tehran on Monday that was being closely watched ahead of wider nuclear talks between Iran and world powers later this week.
May 20, 2012 19:55 EDT
The UN nuclear watchdog chief, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Tehran Monday to demand more cooperation from Iran on its nuclear activities, as Tehran prepares to engage with world powers in crucial talks in Baghdad over its controversial nuclear programme.
May 20, 2012 15:44 EDT
UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano said Sunday that he was adopting a "constructive spirit" and positive attitude as he headed to Tehran for talks over Iran's contentious nuclear programme.
May 16, 2012 15:58 EDT
Syrian forces were accused Wednesday of having executed 15 civilians, as the office of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said UN observers were evacuated from a tense town a day after a blast hit their convoy.