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Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action

Russian President Putin warns West on Syria action Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned America and its allies against taking one-sided action in Syria.
Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life

Egypt Brotherhood members sentenced to life Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 11 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison after accusing them of "aggression" against the army in the city of Suez last month. 

Dozens killed by car bombs across Iraqi capital

Dozens killed by car bombs across Iraqi capital Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

At least 56 people were killed and more than 170 others were wounded Tuesday when nine car bombs exploded in largely Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, police said. 
Obama gets key support for Syria strike

Obama gets key support for Syria strike Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama won his first major victories on securing Congress support for strikes on Syria, with senior members on both sides of the House of Representatives saying they would back him.
Explosion near Turkish-Syrian border kills six

Explosion near Turkish-Syrian border kills six Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

An explosion on the border between Turkey's southern province of Hatay and Syria killed six people on Tuesday, Turkish media said, but there were conflicting reports about the cause and exact location of the blast.
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.
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