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  • Russia's U.N. envoy says Syria rebels used chemical weapons

    UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
  • U.N. mission in Golan Heights may be next casualty of Syrian war

    A United Nations mission that has patrolled a zone of separation between Israel and Syria for four decades is at risk of becoming the latest casualty in the grinding bloodbath between Syrian President Bashar Assad's military and the rebels fighting to...
  • Syrian rebel stronghold pounded by government shelling

    Heavy shelling pounded the besieged Syrian town of Qusair on Monday, killing at least three civilians and injuring several more, as government forces made another attempt to storm the strategic junction, according to opposition activists in and near the...
  • Russia defends weapons shipments to Syria

    Russia defends weapons shipments to Syria
    MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Friday defended the country’s weapons sales to Syria, saying the country is primarily providing defense systems that are in line with international treaties. Responding to news reports that Russia has sent advanced...
  • 4 U.N. peacekeepers seized in Syria near Israeli border

    4  U.N. peacekeepers seized in Syria near Israeli border
    BEIRUT — Four United Nations peacekeepers were seized Tuesday in southern Syria, close to the Israeli border, the international body said, marking the second time this year that its observers have been taken in the volatile area. U.N. Secretary-...
  • The pink line

     The pink line
    President Barack Obama drew a clear red line last August when he threatened direct military action if Syrian President Bashar Assad unleashed chemical or biological weapons against rebels seeking to topple him: "We cannot have a situation in which...
  • Millions in Sahel are short on food; aid agencies scrape for cash

     
    Aid agencies put out an S.O.S. on Monday, saying they have fallen far short on funding to feed people in the Sahel area of West Africa, a shortfall that could lead to millions of people starving....
  • Myanmar opposition ends boycott; U.N. calls for eased sanctions

     
    Myanmar's main opposition party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, agreed Monday to end its weeklong boycott of parliament and swear an oath to a constitution it has resisted....
  • Satellite photos show intense activity at N. Korea nuclear site

     
    Satellite imagery of North Korea's nuclear test site shows "lots of activity" in preparation for another underground bomb test, analysts who have studied the aerial surveillance of the prohibited weapons site said Friday....
  • Syria cease-fire 'on track,' envoy Kofi Annan says

     
    Kofi Annan, the architect of a six-point peace plan battered by persistent bloodshed in Syria, says his phased blueprint is "on track" for silencing the guns and ending 14 months of fighting some see as sliding into civil war....
  • Family of seven slain by mortar shell, Syrian activists say [Video]

     
    A mortar shell slammed into a home in the Syrian village of Mishmishan near the Turkish border early Tuesday morning, killing an entire family, opposition activists said. Seven members of the same family were slain in the attack, according to an Idlib...
  • Iran's isolation lifts for gathering of anachronistic alliance

     
    In another time and place, next week’s summit of the Nonaligned Movement in Tehran would draw no more attention than deserved for a directionless alliance that has outlived its Cold War-era purpose. But the rotating leadership of the 120-nation...