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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.
Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan

Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Afghan officials say insurgents have shot and killed 12 civilians, including six aid workers working on government projects, in two separate incidents. 
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. 
UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack

UN visits alleged chemical victims despite sniper attack Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

U.N. inspectors have visited a Damascus suburb to meet victims of suspected chemical weapon attacks, after the Syrian government accepted international demands to grant access to the team.
Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash

Israelis kill three Palestinians in refugee camp clash Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians during clashes at a refugee camp in the West Bank.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.
Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying members of Yemen's air force.
FARC killed 13 Colombian soldiers

FARC killed 13 Colombian soldiers Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Thirteen soldiers were ambushed and killed by the FARC on Saturday in the oil-producing province of Arauca, the army said. 
US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes

US says man arrested with uranium for Iran hidden in shoes Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

U.S. prosecutors charged a man from Sierra Leone with trying to sell undercover agents 1,000 tons of yellowcake uranium he thought would be shipped to Iran, after he was arrested in New York with a sample of the toxic material hidden in his shoes.
US weighs possible military options in Syria

US weighs possible military options in Syria Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

US Defense Secretary Hagel says Obama asks for "military options" in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad; US naval power in Mediterranean gives president option to fire Tomahawk missiles at Syrian targets. 
Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai

Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A young woman photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. 
Syrian child refugees fleeing civil war reach 1 million, UN says

Syrian child refugees fleeing civil war reach 1 million, UN says Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

The United Nations' children and refugee agencies say the number of children who have fled the violence in Syria reached one million Friday, with another two million displaced within Syrian borders.
Security Council meets on alleged Syrian chemical attack

Security Council meets on alleged Syrian chemical attack Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

The UN Security Council met Wednesday over reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the opposition says was carried out by the army and killed more than 1,300 people. 
Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds

Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Syrian activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday of using chemical agents during the heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas around Damascus. 
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