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  • China urges package deal on Iran's nuke issue

    2013-09-27 16:37

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called for a package deal on Iran's nuclear issue through dialogues.

  • Chemical weapons watchdog to meet to discuss Syria

    2013-09-27 16:25

    The global chemical weapons watchdog has scheduled a meeting to approve a US-Russian brokered plan to rapidly verify, secure and then destroy Syria's arsenal of poison gas and nerve agents.

  • UN to draft resolution on Syria's chemical weapons

    2013-09-27 16:04

    Russia and the United States agreed late Thursday on a UN Security Council draft resolution to eliminate chemical weapons from Syria.

  • Russia to guard Syria chemical weapon destruction

    2013-09-27 08:04

    Russia is ready to safeguard the sites for destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, a senior Russian diplomat said on Thursday.

  • Islamist rebels form separate Syrian alliance

    2013-09-26 08:20

    Thousands of Syrian rebels have broken with the Western-backed coalition to form a new Islamist force that may pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but also undermine the West's hopes of putting its own allies in his place.

  • Rouhani presents a moderate Iran

    2013-09-26 08:20

    The Iranian president's first speech to world leaders was absent of anti-Israel rhetoric and offered negotiations with the United States and its allies over the disputed nuclear program, showing a more moderate face of Teheran.

  • China, Russia issue joint statement on Syria

    2013-09-26 12:25

    The parliaments of China and Russia on Thursday released a joint statement on the crisis in Syria, stating that negotiation is the only feasible resolution to the issue.

  • Israel-Palestine talks seek 'final' deal: Kerry

    2013-09-26 11:30

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says renewed talks between Israel and Palestine are in pursuit of a "final status agreement," not an interim one.

  • UN resolution on Syria's chemical weapons urged

    2013-09-26 06:55

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that UN Security Council should reach a consensus and pass a resolution regarding chemical weapons in Syria as soon as possible.

  • UN chemical weapons investigation team returns to Syria

    2013-09-25 18:56

    The UN chemical investigation weapons team returned to Syria Wednesday to complete their probe, according to a Xinhua correspondent. The fact-finding group was assembled in The Hague in early August.

  • Rouhani calls Holocaust crime against Jews

    2013-09-25 11:40

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called the Holocaust a "reprehensible" crime committed by the Nazis against the Jewish people but said it was up to historians to determine the scale of what happened.

  • UN weapons inspectors to return to Syria

    2013-09-25 02:26

    The Untied Nations team tasked with probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria will return to the Middle East country on Wednesday to complete its "investigation of pending credible allegations".

  • 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.