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US postpones meeting with Russia on Syrian crisis

US postpones meeting with Russia on Syrian crisis Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

The US State Department postponed a meeting scheduled tomorrow in The Hague between senior diplomats from the United States and Russia due to "ongoing consultations" over the chemical weapons attack in Syria. 
John Kerry says Syria's use of chemical weapons in attack 'undeniable'

John Kerry says Syria's use of chemical weapons in attack 'undeniable' Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has described the use of chemical weapons in Syria as an unforgivable moral obscenity, saying that the Obama administration believed the Syrian regime was responsible for it. 
UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report

UN says it will contact Washington over NSA spying report Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The United Nations said on Monday it plans to contact the United States over a report that the U.S. National Security Agency bugged its New York headquarters and warned that countries are expected to respect the world body's diplomatic inviolability.
Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns

Yosemite wildfires threaten California towns Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A massive wildfire in the western U.S. state of California is raging out of control and threatening one of the country's best known national parks.
Thousands protest against government in Bahrain

Thousands protest against government in Bahrain Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Thousands of Bahrainis were allowed to march peacefully outside Manama calling for democratic reforms on Friday, 10 days after police cracked down on scattered protests organized by an online group inspired by recent demonstrations in Egypt.
UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack

UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

U.N. inspectors have visited a Damascus suburb to meet victims of suspected chemical weapon attacks, after the Syrian government accepted international demands to grant access to the team.
Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash

Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians during clashes at a refugee camp in the West Bank.
Afghan president visits Pakistan seeking help with peace process

Afghan president visits Pakistan seeking help with peace process Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad to discuss how to push for direct talks between the Kabul government and Taliban insurgents. 
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption trial ends

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption trial ends Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A prosecutor has urged a Chinese court to punish Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician, with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions

Zimbabwe's Mugabe threatens US, UK firms over Western sanctions Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened to target Western firms in a response to continued U.S. and U.K. sanctions against his country.
Syria will allow UN to inspect alleged chemical attack sites

Syria will allow UN to inspect alleged chemical attack sites Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Syria will allow UN inspectors to visit a site near Damascus where an alleged chemical weapons attack is said to have killed hundreds of people, state media report.
Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak appears in court for trial

Egypt`s Hosni Mubarak appears in court for trial Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared before another court for a session of his retrial on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising. 
Fifth suspect in Mumbai photographer gang-rape arrested

Fifth suspect in Mumbai photographer gang-rape arrested Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Indian police say they have arrested the last of five men wanted in connection with the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai.

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying members of Yemen's air force.
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