11 March 2010 Tarihinde Eklenen Konular
11 March 2010 17:40
Ammar Hakim, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq on Thursday met with Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani in Najaf and spoke of the last developments in the country as well as parliamentary election.
The two sides pointed out the participation of Iraqi people in the parliament election as a route for progress toward democracy and safeguarding the national achievements.
11 March 2010 17:38
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Central Chile while President-elect Sebastian Pinera was preparing to swear in as the country's new head of state.
The strong quake hit on Thursday in the vicinity of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, near the Chilean coast.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was centered 114 kilometers (71 miles) south of Valparaiso, AFP said....
11 March 2010 17:29
Iran has announced starting the production run for new medium-range surface-to-air missiles with the aim of upgrading its air defense systems.
Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the missiles have a range of more than 40 kilometers.
Ahmad Vahidi added that the smart missiles travel at supersonic speed before hitting their targeted enemy aircraft.
Vahidi said these technologically advanced missiles...
11 March 2010 16:36
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his government is ready to hold talks with Taliban leaders, including Mullah Mohammad Omar.
"We have contacts as high as you wish to go," Karzai told reporters in Islamabad on Thursday.
Karzai is currently on a tour of neighboring Pakistan in an effort to gain Islamabad's support for his reconciliation plan.
Reports say Britain...
11 March 2010 16:31
A senior professor of International Relations has called on the Iranian government to prepare a strategy to counter the "soft warfare" launched by the US.
The Iranian officials should carry out studies on the tactics used by the West and the United States to influence on Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's adviser, Professor Hamid Mowlana said during a conference on "soft...
11 March 2010 15:30
China has joined international condemnation of an Israeli plan to build 1,600 homes on occupied Palestinian land in an East Jerusalem (al-Quds) settlement calling for a halt to the expansion scheme.
"We request the Israeli side to stop the establishment of new Jewish settlements and make concerted efforts and concrete actions to contribute to the resumption of peace talks," Chinese...
11 March 2010 15:29
A Taliban militant group claims its forces have killed five American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan amid growing casualty figures among foreign troops.
A Taliban spokesman said on Thursday the troops died after a bomb they planted on the side of a road in Nangarhar province blew up a US tank.
The US army, however, has dismissed the report.
11 March 2010 11:50
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned Israel that initiating a new military conflict in the Middle East would not save it from downfall.
Speaking in the southern Iranian Province of Hormozagan on Thursday, Ahmadinejad said that Israel was a Western prodigy that had now "reached the end of its road."
"See what has become of Israel. They gathered the...
11 March 2010 10:53
A conference on freedom of the press in Syria has strongly condemned a resolution by the US Congress which calls for a ban on a number of Middle Eastern channels.
Participants in the Damascus conference urged international support for the Gaza-based al-Aqsa, Lebanon's al-Manar and the Iranian-based al-Alam TV networks, included in the resolution.
Some lecturers said the move was...
11 March 2010 10:50
Brazil has urged the US to quickly start negotiations to settle a trade dispute between the two countries over US cotton subsidies.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday called on US President Barack Obama to swiftly start talks on the row. He said Brazil expected Washington to respect the decisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO).