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Ban ki Moon: Chemical arms used in Syria a war crime

Ban ki Moon: Chemical arms used in Syria a war crime

Sep 16, – UN leader Ban Ki-moon told the UN Security Council on Monday that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is a “war crime” and demanded the threat of sanctions to back a plan to destroy the arms. Ban made the comments in closed consultations of the 15-nation Security Council at which he […]

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

Sep 13, – London: One of Britain’s biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule. Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow “individuals to wear specific items of personal clothing to reflect their cultural values. ” […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Car bombs in Sinai hit Egyptian military

Car bombs in Sinai hit Egyptian military

Sep 11, – Twin car bomb explosions in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula have killed at least six soldiers, according to officials. The military has been intensifying its campaign in the restive region as it combats Islamist militants. The bombs detonated near military units in and around the border town of Rafah on Wednesday, the military said […]

September 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

Sep 11, BEIRUT — A Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes has bogged down after Moscow rejected U.S. and French demands for a binding U.N. resolution with “very severe consequences” for non-compliance. The surprise Russian proposal, which Syria and the United States both accepted, would put […]

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Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan

Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan

Sep 10, The US has warned that a Russian plan on Syrian chemical weapons must not be an excuse for “delays and avoidance”. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the plan must be “swift and verifiable” and warned its implementation would be “exceedingly difficult”. Syria earlier said it accepted the Russian plan to put […]

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Obama cautious on Syria “chemical weapons” handover proposal

Obama cautious on Syria “chemical weapons” handover proposal

Sep 10, – US President Barack Obama has described Russia’s offer to impound Syria’s chemical weapons as a “potential breakthrough.” Obama said he would be willing to postpone a military strike if Syria relinquished its stockpile. Speaking to ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Monday Obama said he would “absolutely” put any US military strike on pause […]

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Thai Airways skids off runway, 14 passengers injured

Thai Airways skids off runway, 14 passengers injured

Sep 09, BANGKOK — A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Fourteen people were injured while evacuating the plane, it said. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand’s national carrier. After the accident, […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
107-year-old man killed in US shootout

107-year-old man killed in US shootout

Sep 08, – A 107-year-old Arkansas man was killed during a shootout with US police and SWAT team members, local authorities said. Police were responding to a disturbance at a house in Pine Bluff city on Saturday afternoon and determined that suspect Monroe Isadore had pointed a gun at two people, according to a statement […]

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Italian documentary wins Venice Film Festival top prize

Italian documentary wins Venice Film Festival top prize

Sep 07, – Italian director Gianfranco Rosi has taken the top prize at the Venice Film Festival for his documentary. The world’s oldest film festival has shown 20 films in competition. Gianfranco Rosi’s “Sacro GRA,” a documentary about life on the highway that circles Rome, has won the Golden Lion for best film at the […]

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UK says can attack Syria without UN approval

UK says can attack Syria without UN approval

Aug  29, – Britain’s government on Thursday published internal legal advice it had been given which it said showed it was legally entitled to take military action against Syria even if the United Nations Security Council blocked such action. It also published intelligence material on last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying there was […]

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