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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.
Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.
UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria

UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost his parliamentary vote calling for military action over Syria "in principle".
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.
Colombia says ready to negotiate peace with ELN rebels

Colombia says ready to negotiate peace with ELN rebels Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Colombia said it was ready to start negotiating with its second-largest rebel army, potentially broadening a peace process aimed at ending Latin America's oldest insurgency.
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.
US marks 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

US marks 50 years since Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama has linked the ongoing struggle for economic equality in America with the goals of the 1963 March on Washington, in a speech marking its 50th anniversary.
UN helicopters attack M23 rebels in eastern Congo

UN helicopters attack M23 rebels in eastern Congo Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

United Nations helicopters have fired on rebels fighting Congolese troops just outside the city of Goma, ratcheting up the UN's role in the Democratic Republic of Congo's current conflict, officials said.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil's foreign minister resigns amid row with Bolivia

Brazil's foreign minister resigns amid row with Bolivia Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Brazil's foreign minister resigned Monday over rising tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption.
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. 
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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