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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.
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.
US reportedly spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents

US reportedly spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

The US National Security Agency spied on communications between the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, accessing the Mexico leader's emails before he was elected, Brazil's Globo television reported.
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.
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.
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.
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