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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Oct 29, – The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog disclosed for the first time in a report obtained by The Associated Press that Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them. International inspectors overseeing […]

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Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Sep 30, –  Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, also charged that the U.S., Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat […]

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Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Sep 24, –  President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his stockpile. Obama challenged the U.N. to include such accountability in any resolution, saying the international body’s reputation is at […]

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UN reports major gains in the fight against HIV

UN reports major gains in the fight against HIV

Sep 24, – The global rate of HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced due to expanding access to treatment, the UN has reported. Since 2001 new HIV infections have been cut by a third overall. In its annual report on the state of the global pandemic released Monday, UNAIDS said 2.3 million […]

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US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

Sep 12, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were expected to meet in Geneva on Thursday to discuss a plan put forward by Moscow to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his Russian counterpart for further talks aimed at eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons […]

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Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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Angelina Jolie urges intl. community for more aid in Syria crisis

Angelina Jolie urges intl. community for more aid in Syria crisis

June 19, AP – Jolie, who is UNHCR special envoy for refugee affairs, visited the Jordan-Syria border overnight accompanied by head of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie urged the international community to boost aid to Syrian refugees hit by what she called “the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st […]

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‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

June 12, AP – A Syrian helicopter fired three missiles into Arsal, a Lebanese town whose Sunni residents back the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, according to Lebanese officials. Lebanese security officials say a Syrian military helicopter has fired missiles into a Lebanese border town. It would be the first such attack by […]

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US secretary of State Kerry’s focus on peace talks, not settlements

US secretary of State Kerry’s focus on peace talks, not settlements

May 24, TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Explaining part of the strategy of his now 2-month-old peace initiative, Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government can stop only some of the settlements being built in lands contested by the Israelis and Palestinians — and in those cases it should act. Unlike in previous American-led […]

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UN urges collective efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’

UN urges collective efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’

May 23, AP – “We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often outstrips supply and where water quality often fails to meet minimum standards. Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day. Unless greater efforts are made to reverse current […]

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