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Kenyan forces say they rescued ‘most’ hostages

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Helicopters circling overhead, Kenya’s military launched a major operation Sunday at an upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued “most” of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during […]

09/22/2013

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a press conference, following a meeting Syria on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN confirms chemical weapons used in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Careful not to blame either side for a deadly chemical weapon attack, U.N. inspectors reported Monday that rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin had been fired from an area where […]

09/16/2013

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

What is the Chemical Weapons Convention?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria took the first step Thursday toward joining the Chemical Weapons Convention after its most important ally, Russia, convinced Damascus to accept a U.S. offer to destroy its chemical stockpiles and […]

09/13/2013

In this citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, anti-Syrian regime protesters hold a placard as they pose for a photograph during a demonstration in Kafr Nabil town, Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Syrian rebels skeptical of chemical weapons deal

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s main opposition group in exile was “deeply skeptical” Friday about Damascus signing an international treaty banning the production and use of chemical weapons, saying a U.N. resolution was needed to enforce […]

09/13/2013

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks to the media in Moscow, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Syria accepts weapons plan, strike momentum eases

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad’s government on Tuesday accepted a Russian plan to turn over its chemical weapons stockpile as momentum mounted for a proposal that could avert American strikes against the regime. The […]

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama makes a statement about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Talking diplomacy in Syria, Obama goes to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing military might and hoping it won’t be needed, President Barack Obama angled to end the impasse over Syria on Tuesday by pressing his case for U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad’s regime […]

09/10/2013

In this May 19, 1953 file photo, Dag Hammarskjold, recently appointed secretary general of the United Nations who is on a visit to Sweden, smokes his pipe at a press conference held at the Foreign Office in Stockholm. (AP Photo)

NSA evidence may be key to Hammarskjold mystery

LONDON (AP) — America’s National Security Agency may hold crucial evidence about one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the Cold War — the cause of the 1961 plane crash which killed United Nations Secretary-General […]

09/09/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to John Daniszewski, the Associated Press's Senior Managing Editor for International News, during an AP interview at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

AP Interview: Putin warns West on Syria action

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that […]

09/04/2013

Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkish Cilvegozu gate border, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Routine prevailed at a US-Turkish airbase in southern Turkey on Monday, a day after the US alleged that sarin gas was used in an August chemical weapons attack in Syria. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

UN: 5 million displaced inside Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a “drop in the sea” of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been […]

09/02/2013

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