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Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Israel on Tuesday announced the successful launch of a missile in a joint exercise with the United States, which came as Washington mulls military intervention in Syria.
UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The number of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war has surged past the 2 million mark, with almost 5,000 people crossing into that country's neighbors every day, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency issued Tuesday.
France accuses Syria of 'massive use of chemical agents'

France accuses Syria of 'massive use of chemical agents' Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

A French intelligence report on Monday alleged that the Syrian regime launched an attack on Aug. 21 that involved a "massive use of chemical agents" and could carry out similar strikes in the future. 
Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations

Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

The US ambassador to Brazil was summoned by authorities Monday over new allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on President Dilma Rousseff, an official said.
Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria

Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

 Russian lawmakers want to travel to Washington to urge the U.S. Congress not to back President Barack Obama's plan for military strikes on Syria, the speaker of the upper house of parliament told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world

Palestinian girl, 16, becomes youngest minister in the world Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

Exactly the same day she turned 16 years old, a Palestinian girl called Bashaer Othman became the youngest minister in the world. On Thursday she directed the Local Administration Ministry in the West Bank, even if only for a day, when the minister responsible, Ehab Besaisso, visited her village.
U.S. has evidence sarin gas used on Syrian civilians, Kerry says

U.S. has evidence sarin gas used on Syrian civilians, Kerry says Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States now has evidence Syria used sarin gas in a recent attack on civilians and predicted Congress will back President Barack Obama in his decision to launch a limited attack on the Syrian government.
Egypt to put ex-president Mohammed Morsi on trial

Egypt to put ex-president Mohammed Morsi on trial Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday ordered former President Morsi to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence.
Iranian dissidents killed in Iraq camp, UN demands inquiry

Iranian dissidents killed in Iraq camp, UN demands inquiry Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

At least 47 Iranian opposition members are believed to have been killed in "Ashraf City," also known as Camp Ashraf, after the refugee camp was stormed by Iraqi security forces Sunday.
Syrian opposition 'disappointed' by delay in US intervention

Syrian opposition 'disappointed' by delay in US intervention Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Syria's opposition expressed disappointment Sunday that President Barack Obama had put on hold military action against the Damascus regime, but said it was confident US lawmakers would green-light a strike.
World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria

World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Protesters worldwide are taking to the streets — and to social media — to express their varied views on a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
Yemeni PM survives assassination attempt

Yemeni PM survives assassination attempt Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa has escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his motorcade in Sanaa, officials say.
Obama says US should strike Syria, will seek congressional vote

Obama says US should strike Syria, will seek congressional vote Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. 
Putin: US claims over Syria chemical attack 'utter nonsense'

Putin: US claims over Syria chemical attack 'utter nonsense' Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons when it was winning the war, and urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to attack Syrian forces.
UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

United Nations inspectors leave their hotel in Damascus on Aug. 30. The team of U.N. weapons inspectors investigating a massive chemical attack in Syria departed the country before dawn Saturday with their evidence ahead of a possible U.S. military strike. 
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