World Bulletin / News Desk
Iran is ready to host talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying on Sunday, in an effort to bring an end to the conflict in the country.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to sit down with the Syrian opposition and invite them to Iran," the Iranian Students' News Agency quoted Salehi as saying. "We are ready to facilitate and provide the conditions for talks between the opposition and the government."
International mediator Kofi Annan said last week that Iran and Iraq supported a plan for a political transition in Damascus led by Syria.
Annan has emphasised the importance of Iran's involvement in finding a solution to the Syrian crisis, though Western powers have firmly rejected the suggestion.
"UNMISS strongly condemns the targeted killing of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality in Bentiu," the U.N. mission said in a statement.
King Abdullah II and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu met in the Jordan capital Amman.
This timeframe would take the report past a July 20 deadline for the conclusion of the talks between Iran and six world powers
A former ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar was appointed intelligence chief in July 2012, in charge of helping Syrian rebels bring down Assad, an ally of Riyadh's biggest regional rival Iran.
European mediator had asked whether Ponomaryov and his group would comply with last week's Geneva accord under which Russia and Ukraine agreed that militants should disarm and vacate occupied public buildings.
Russian Internet channel Life News posted video of her being escorted by masked men in combat gear and of an activist saying she was under arrest
"The militants were on a motorcycle when they opened fire on Lt. Col. Abdel-Rahman al-Nagdi, who was killed on the spot," the source said
Planned demonstrations were intended to illustrate public opposition to a presidential bid by former defense minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and to demand the release of thousands of political prisoners.
Pakistan's supreme court announces inquiry into shooting of prominent Pakistani journalist
The flag is removed by persons with unmarked military uniforms
The panel is tasked with drafting a new constitution within 18 months of its first meeting.
The economic assistance involved U.S. teams to help Ukraine ensure international aid was allocated effectively in all parts of the country
Agha Jan Mutassim was confined to his home in the UAE after arranging a meeting in Dubai between Afghan and Taliban officials in February
Parliament proposes to cut the budget to 44 billion Libyan dinars ($36 billion) from an initially planned 68.6 billion dinars to focus on salary payments and ministry spending
Wasit is a relatively stable province of Iraq, in which such attack is unusual.