Netanya: Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday urged visiting Russian President Valdimir Putin to take steps to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
Putin's trip to Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan is seen as an effort to increase Russia's clout in the region at a time when the West and some Arab nations have criticised Moscow's stance opposing their efforts to force out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"I am certain that Russia, which smote fascism, will not allow similar threats - not an Iranian threat and not Syrian bloodshed," Peres said at a ceremony in the central Israeli city of Netanya, where Putin dedicated a monument to the Red Army's battles against Nazi Germany in World War Two.
Israeli officials said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intended to discuss Iran and Syria with Putin during a meeting they will hold later in the day in Jerusalem....more
09:23 PM, Jun 25, 2012
Hyderabad: Yemen's historic ties with Hyderabad are set to get a boost with the Arab nation planning to set up an honorary consulate in the city. Ausaf Sayeed, India's ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Yemen, said persons of Yemeni origin in Hyderabad had been representing for a full-fledged Yemeni consulate. However, Yemeni authorities were considering setting up only an honorary consulate. An eminent person of Yemeni origin will be...
11:38 AM, Jun 08, 2012
Baghdad: Arab leaders gathering in Baghdad on Thursday will call for Syria to implement a ceasefire, but there's little faith that President Bashar al Assad will do anything to halt his crackdown on the year-old uprising. That could set the stage for Gulf Arab nations, eager to see Assad's downfall, to take stronger action on their own. Arab governments are divided over how strongly to intervene to stop the bloodshed...
04:23 AM, Mar 29, 2012