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UN meets to discuss resolution on Syria action

UN meets to discuss resolution on Syria action Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council made no comment after meeting to discuss a British resolution calling for international military action in Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Egyptian police arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed al-Beltagi and a former Islamist government minister on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
UN says chemical inspection team to leave Syria Saturday

UN says chemical inspection team to leave Syria Saturday Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.
Obama says no decision yet on Syria strike

Obama says no decision yet on Syria strike Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says he has not yet decided on how to respond to the chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Britain takes draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council

Britain takes draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Britain says it plans to introduce a U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday that condemns the alleged chemical attack by Syrian forces and authorizes "necessary measures to protect civilians."
UN inspectors resume Syria chemical weapons probe

UN inspectors resume Syria chemical weapons probe Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Two days after their convoy was shot at by unidentified snipers, UN arms inspectors resumed their probe into Syria chemical weapons attack on Wednesday.
Attacks kill at least 51 people in Iraq

Attacks kill at least 51 people in Iraq Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

At least 51 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings and attacks in and around Baghdad.
Joe Biden: No doubt Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria

Joe Biden: No doubt Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

US Vice President Joe Biden said there is no doubt that Syria's government was responsible for a recent chemical attack in Damascus, as Western allies ramp up rhetoric in preparation for possible military strikes against Syria.
US, allies 'within days' of military action against Syria

US, allies 'within days' of military action against Syria Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Syrian opposition leaders have been told by Western allies to expect military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government within days, Reuters news agency reports.
Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate

Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. 
Russia, Iran warn US against Syria strike

Russia, Iran warn US against Syria strike Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Russia and Iran have given fresh warning to the United States and its allies against a military intervention in Syria.
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. 
Syria rebels seize key northern town

Syria rebels seize key northern town Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Syrian rebel forces have taken control of a strategic town in northern Syria, cutting off government forces' only supply route out of the city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observator for Human Rights has said.
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.
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