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Colombia's FARC Rebels: Postpone May 2014 Elections to Safeguard Peace Process
TEHRAN (FNA)- Talks on ending Colombia's protracted civil conflict have resumed with a surprising proposal from the country's largest rebel group: postpone next year's elections. ( 12:17:07 - 2013/06/12)

Venezuelan Election Audit Reaffirms Maduro's Win
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena announced an end of the auditing process of the April 14 presidential elections, reaffirming that President Nicolas Maduro won with 50.61 percent of the votes. ( 12:09:33 - 2013/06/12)

State Media: Algeria President Gets Therapy after Stroke
TEHRAN (FNA)- Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is recovering with the help of physical rehabilitation in France more than a month after he was rushed to hospital there suffering from a stroke, the presidency said. ( 12:08:22 - 2013/06/12)

South Africa: Mandela Gets Best Medical Care
TEHRAN (FNA)- South African President Jacob Zuma said that anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was getting the best medical care although his condition showed no improvement. ( 12:00:28 - 2013/06/12)

Spanish Care Home Staffer Killed 11
TEHRAN (FNA)- A security guard at a Spanish retirement home was found guilty of killing 11 elderly residents, three of whom he forced to drink bleach. ( 11:50:33 - 2013/06/12)

Austria Begins Withdrawing Peacekeepers from Syria's Golan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Austria began withdrawing peacekeepers from the Golan Heights, the Defense Ministry said. ( 11:42:04 - 2013/06/12)

Nearly 2,000 Homes Evacuated as Colorado Forest Fire Rages
TEHRAN (FNA)- 1,966 homes were mandatorily evacuated in 24,000 acres as the Colorado Black Forest fire continues to burn at 7,500-8,000 acres. ( 11:34:30 - 2013/06/12)

Turkish Riot Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters, Violence Erupts
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of riot police carried out an operation by firing tear gas and water cannon to disperse more than 10,000 protesters in central Taksim square in Turkey's Istanbul as night fell on Tuesday. ( 11:19:16 - 2013/06/12)

Greek Gov't Announces Immediate Shutdown of Public Broadcaster ERT
TEHRAN (FNA)- Greece's government announced the immediate shutdown of the national television and radio broadcaster ERT as of Tuesday midnight local time and its reopening with a pared-down staff in the future. ( 11:09:20 - 2013/06/12)

Police Detain 6 G-8 Protesters in London
TEHRAN (FNA)- Police reported six arrests as demonstrations against next week's G-8 summit began in London. ( 11:04:05 - 2013/06/12)

Russia's Gorbachev in Hospital for Tests
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev is in the Kremlin's hospital for tests, his spokesman Vladimir Polyakov said. ( 10:47:59 - 2013/06/12)

Syrian Army Advancing towards Aleppo
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army's armored units are moving towards Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, where the most intense fighting is going on. ( 18:47:44 - 2013/06/11)

Saudi Protestors Urge Authorities to Free Political Prisoners
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi women staged protest rallies in the capital Riyadh and the city of Buraidah, calling for the immediate release of political prisoners. ( 18:16:46 - 2013/06/11)

Suicide Attack Rocks Afghanistan's Kabul's Diplomatic Area
TEHRAN (FNA)- A loud explosion was heard Tuesday in the Afghan capital Kabul's diplomatic area at about 4.20 p.m. (1150 GMT), said a police source, adding it was a suicide attack not far from the US Embassy. ( 18:15:43 - 2013/06/11)

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