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.
Fact-finding mission chief tells UN Human Rights Council Rohingya Muslims targeted by 'dehumanizing propaganda'
The Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily as new arrivals from Myanmar join more than 410,000 from the Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter.
The war-time general, who is now minister of regional development, said he was due to travel to New York this week, but he was the only one in the Sri Lankan delegation not issued a visa.
De facto leader claims no conflict or military operation in Rakhine since Sept. 5 despite reports of fleeing Rohingya
Motorcycles provide bespoke service for people with disabilities, staff work to boost disabled rights
Move comes amid growing criticism of Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign
Most additional forces already on their way or have orders to deploy, James Mattis says
Singapore’s first woman president -- and the first to wear a headscarf -- Halimah Yacob, hails from Singapore’s Malay minority, the first to come from that group in 47 years
Mukesh Mittal, a senior home ministry official, said the Supreme Court must let the government to take a decision in Indian interests because of Rohingya links to extremist groups.
The flight was to "demonstrate the deterrence capability of the US-South Korea alliance against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats", the ministry said in a statement.
Turkish Red Crescent builds a camp, which will host 100,000 Rohingya Muslims for better assistance
Transnational crimes take center stage, countries share best practices
She was known as the first Malay woman who plunged in politics while leading the parliament of Singapore in 2013
The military says its "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine state are aimed at taking out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.
80 percent of suicide cases are females, says Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission official in capital Kabul
Abe floated the idea of holding a vote on October 22 or October 29 in meetings with senior ruling party officials, Jiji Press and the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government and ruling party sources.