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  • China to help deal with chemical weapons

    2013-09-24 02:23

    China will send experts "when asked" to help with the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

  • Israeli soldier killed in West Bank shooting

    2013-09-23 10:01

    An Israeli soldier was shot dead on Sunday during a Jewish festival in the West Bank city of Hebron, a hotbed of tensions where some 500 Israeli settler families live among 100,000 Palestinians.

  • Russian embassy to Syria shelled

    2013-09-23 04:08

    Three diplomats were injured in a mortar shell targeting Russian embassy in Damascus on Sunday as Syria handed over a chemical weapon report.

  • Putin hopeful on arms plan

    2013-09-21 08:18

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday in Moscow that he could not be 100-percent certain a US-Russian plan for the destruction of Syrian chemical arms would be carried out successfully.

  • Syria details part of chemical arsenal

    2013-09-21 09:28

    Syria gave details of some of its chemical weapons to a UN-backed arms watchdog at The Hague on Friday but needs to fill in gaps by next week to launch a rapid disarmament operation. Putin hopeful on arms plan

  • Bombs inside Sunni mosque in Iraq kill 15

    2013-09-20 20:26

    Two bombs concealed in air conditioning units inside a Sunni mosque south of the Iraqi city of Samarra exploded during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people, police and hospital sources said.

  • Assad says will abide by chemical weapon deal

    2013-09-19 10:22

    President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it would cost about $1 billion to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons under a plan agreed to by Russia and the United States last week.

  • China asked to help end Syrian conflict

    2013-09-19 00:37

    Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein on Wednesday called on China to exert its influence to help resolve the conflict in Syria.

  • Assad hails Russia's supportive stance on Syria

    2013-09-18 21:34

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday hailed Russia's stance toward Damascus as giving hope for a new roadmap leading to "global balance," according to state- run SANA news agency.

  • China supports US-Russia deal on Syria

    2013-09-18 10:47

    China welcomes the framework agreement reached by the US and Russia on Saturday to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Tuesday.

  • Iran confirms exchange of letters with Obama

    2013-09-17 16:21

    Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that President Hassan Rouhani had exchanged letters with U.S. President Barack Obama, confirming direct communication between the leaders of the two countries.

  • Combatants in Syria urged to spare hospitals

    2013-09-17 07:57

    Fifty leaders in world medicine, including three winners of the Nobel prize, on Monday urged all combatants in Syria to spare hospitals, doctors and nurses, warning that the country's medical infrastructure was being deliberately targeted and was now on the brink of collapse.

  • 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.