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Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog

Syria 'submits chemical weapons data' to Hague watchdog Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

A chemical weapons watchdog says it has received a partial declaration from Syria of its chemical stockpile - the beginning of a process for the containment of Syria's arsenal.
Syrian war has reached stalemate, deputy PM says

Syrian war has reached stalemate, deputy PM says Fri, 20 Sep, 2013

The civil war in Syria has reached a stalemate, according to the country's deputy prime minister. 
Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons

Putin says he can't guarantee Syria will turn over chemical weapons Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure". 
Syrian chemical weapons destruction will take one year, Assad says

Syrian chemical weapons destruction will take one year, Assad says Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to destroy his stockpile of chemical arms but said it would take one year to do so and will cost about $1bn.
Rouhani says Iran will 'never' develop nuclear weapons

Rouhani says Iran will 'never' develop nuclear weapons Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government would never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West after decades of acrimony.
Russia says it has proof rebels behind deadly chemical attack in Syria

Russia says it has proof rebels behind deadly chemical attack in Syria Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

Russia claims to have received evidence from the Syrian regime implicating rebels in a deadly poison gas attack, as divisions re-emerged between Moscow and the West after a landmark deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.
Woman survives 15 days trapped in well in China

Woman survives 15 days trapped in well in China Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

A Chinese woman has been found alive after becoming trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well for 15 days, living off raw corn cobs and rainwater, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. 
Brazil president postpones US trip over spying allegations

Brazil president postpones US trip over spying allegations Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to the White House on October 23 out of concerns about US surveillance programs, the White House said on Tuesday.
Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

At least one person was killed Tuesday when a large bomb went off on the Syrian side of the country's border with Turkey, reports said.
Russia and France still differ on Syria

Russia and France still differ on Syria Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Russia has said it still suspected that last month's chemical weapons attack in Syria was carried out by rebel forces, despite a report by UN investigators which France said showed the government was behind the attack.
UN confirms sarin nerve gas used on civilians in Syria

UN confirms sarin nerve gas used on civilians in Syria Mon, 16 Sep, 2013

United Nations inspectors have confirmed they found "clear and convincing evidence" that poison sarin gas was used in an attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus on 21 August. 
Slovenia starts work on first mosque after wait of over 40 years

Slovenia starts work on first mosque after wait of over 40 years Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

Slovenia's prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, on Saturday laid the foundation stone for what will be the country's first mosque -- 44 years after the initial request to build it was made. 
Child bride's death on wedding night stirs outrage in Yemen, probe begins

Child bride's death on wedding night stirs outrage in Yemen, probe begins Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

Yemeni authorities say they are investigating the reported death of an eight-year-old girl from internal bleeding on the first night of her marriage, in a case that has rekindled international outrage over child brides.
World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN

World's annual child mortality rate falling - UN Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.

US, Russia start talks on Syrian chemical weapons

US, Russia start talks on Syrian chemical weapons Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov started talks late Thursday in Geneva aimed at getting Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal.
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