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Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus

Iran vows to support Syria 'to the end,' but rules out sending arms, troops to Damascus Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Allegations that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons last month are a "pretext" by the West to attack the country, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
Syria's war overshadows economic battles as Obama, world leaders meet for G20 summit

Syria's war overshadows economic battles as Obama, world leaders meet for G20 summit Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The rift over Syria could overshadow a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg at which global leaders want to forge a united front on growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.
Egypt's interior minister survives assassination attempt

Egypt's interior minister survives assassination attempt Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

Egypt's interior minister survived an assassination attempt on Thursday when a car bomb exploded near his convoy, the security forces say.
US Senate panel approves Syria military strikes

US Senate panel approves Syria military strikes Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has authorised the use of military force against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons.
US, world's credibility at stake in Syria response, Obama says

US, world's credibility at stake in Syria response, Obama says Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has said the world had set a red line over the "abhorrent use of chemical weapons", and that the credibility of the US and international community was at stake over its response to Syria.
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.
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