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  • UNSC urges boost to Syria aid access

    2013-10-03 02:01

    Building on a fragile unity, the UN Security Council on Wednesday urged the Syrian government to allow cross-border aid deliveries and called on all parties to Syria's conflict to agree on humanitarian pauses in fighting and key routes for aid convoys.

  • Iran has 'accurate proposal' for nuclear deal

    2013-10-02 23:18

    Iran has prepared an "accurate proposal" for upcoming nuclear talks with the world powers in Geneva, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Wednesday.

  • Mortar shell hits Chinese embassy in Syria, 1 injured

    2013-09-30 21:39

    A mortar shell on Monday fell into the compound of the Chinese embassy in Damascus, slightly injuring a Syrian employee, said a source from the embassy.

  • Chinese embassy in Syria attacked, one injured

    2013-09-30 18:45

    A mortar shell landed in the compound of Chinese embassy during rebel attacks in Damascus, Syria, Sept 30, leaving one local staff injured, China Central Television reported.

  • At least 13 killed in Baghdad car bombings

    2013-09-30 15:52

    At least 13 people were killed and 55 others wounded in a series of car bomb explosions across the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, police said.

  • Sniper kills Egyptian soldier in the Sinai

    2013-09-29 15:56

    A sniper shot dead an Egyptian soldier in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said on Sunday, a region where al Qaida-linked fighters have stepped up attacks on security forces since the army deposed elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

  • Pragmatic steps on Syrian chemical weapons:Russia

    2013-09-29 04:59

    Russia on Saturday urged the international community to take pragmatic steps to destroy Syrian chemical weapons after a unanimously approved a UN Security Council resolution.

  • UN votes to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons

    2013-09-28 09:07

    The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply.

  • Global watchdog approves Syria disarmament plan

    2013-09-28 08:04

    The world's chemical weapons watchdog approved an ambitious and risky accelerated plan to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal at a late night meeting Friday.

  • Iran makes payments on old loans to World Bank

    2013-09-28 07:36

    Iran resumed payments on old loans to the World Bank, the bank said on Friday, just as the country held the highest level conversation with the United States in more than three decades.

  • China urges early adoption of UN resolution on Syria

    2013-09-28 06:45

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution on Syria's chemical weapons as soon as possible, calling for an expedited progress to bring a political resolution to the Syria crisis.

  • China hopes to see early act on Syria

    2013-09-28 06:20

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that China hoped to see an early launch of international verification and destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons and an early end to the Syrian crisis.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.