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.
Shelling from India has claimed the lives of nine civilians as India fired shells across the border of Indian occupied Kashmir
A total of 22 warships and vessels, up to 20 jets and helicopters, more than 500 marines and 40 units of equipment were involved in the drills
Marines wounded in clash as government forces continue to pursue Abu Sayyaf fighters holding hostages in Philippines south.
Court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency, which probed the cases, to apprehend Gilani, who was prime minister from 2008 to 2012
Malay Muslim insurgents groups active in southern Thailand ask for immunity from criminal prosecution; Thai gov't wants 'violence-free zones'
Southeast Asian country wants US to watch over its ships in the disputed sea
Courts in at least five cities in Uighur populated region jailed suspects for several crimes including 'organising terrorist groups', 'illegal border crossing'
Report says 626 now returned in five rounds, leaving 101 waiting in Myanmar to be repatriated
Two countries decide to meet, after NSA-backed high-level peace talks collapsed days earlier
Two US-led NATO soldiers have been killed by two gunmen wearing Afghan security forces' uniform in southern Helmand province, NATO says
Patel community demands special government priveledges given to country's many other minorities
A row over the agenda for much anticipated NSA talks between India and Kashmir, has left many Kashmiri's fearing for their lives over constant shelling.
More than 2,155 kilograms of raw tusks and carved trinkets were incinerated as authorities try to clamp down on illegal sales.
India has expressed concern over the growing number of Muslims in its country, deliberately delaying the release of date because of the latest statistics.
US President was sorry about WikiLeaks claims, but without any confirmation or denial
10 children from a refugee camp for displaced persons were killed after a series of explosions at a gas terminal in Herat.