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Seleka presidential guards sit in their compound in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, after earlier in the day a mob attacked a mosque in the capital.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Red Cross reports Central African Republic death toll over 500

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — More than 500 people have been killed over the past week in sectarian fighting in Central African Republic, aid officials said Tuesday, as France reported that gunmen fatally shot […]

12/10/2013

Hossein Mousavian, center, former spokesman of Iran’s nuclear diplomacy team for negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency attends a panel discussion about the situation after the nuclear treaty deal between U.S., Iran and other world powers in Geneva, Switzerland last weekend, in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Iran hard-liners criticize Geneva deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticized a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a “poisoned chalice,” but a majority of deputies who spoke Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing […]

11/27/2013

A convoy of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons prepares to cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Weapons experts begin Syria mission amid clashes

BEIRUT (AP) — As deadly clashes raged on the edge of Damascus, international inspectors left their hotel on Wednesday to start work on the task of destroying Syria’s chemical arsenal under the tightest of deadlines […]

10/02/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Syrian chemical arms inspections could begin soon

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The world’s chemical weapons watchdog was preparing Friday to launch a risky United Nations-backed mission into the heart of Syria’s deadly civil war to verify and destroy the country’s chemical […]

09/27/2013

In this Aug. 28, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a member of a UN investigation team takes samples of sands near a part of a missile likely to be one of the chemical rockets according to activists in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. (AP Photo/United Media Office of Arbeen)

UN chemical weapons inspectors submit Syria report

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. says its chief chemical weapons inspector has turned over his team’s report on last month’s alleged poison gas attack in Syria to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky […]

09/15/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

France to await US congressional decision on Syria

PARIS (AP) — France will wait for its parliament and the U.S. Congress to consider possible military action on Syria before making a decision about whether to launch strikes against Bashar Assad’s regime, President Francois […]

08/31/2013

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by Syria ‘toxic gas’ claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that chemical weapons were used by Syria’s government against civilians. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. strongly condemns any use of […]

08/21/2013

Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Latest developments in Egypt

See an extensive interactive graphic with photos, details and updates covering the ongoing situation in Egypt.

08/16/2013

Angelina Jolie delivers a statement before screening the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" directed by her, at the United Nations University in Tokyo Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Angelina Jolie speaks out against rape in war

TOKYO (AP) — Movie star and director Angelina Jolie urged a Japanese audience Monday to join her fight to stop sexual violence in war zones. Jolie said she hoped “In the Land of Blood and […]

07/29/2013

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Angelina Jolie urges world to end rape in war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie made her debut before the U.N.’s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees Monday and urged the world’s nations to make the fight against rape in […]

06/24/2013

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