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Kerry: Chemical arms use in Syria has consequences

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry says there is "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, with intelligence strongly pointing to Bashar Assad's government.

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Syria accuses Kerry of lying, disregarding UN

Updated: 08/27/2013 - Syria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of lying by claiming there is "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria likely carried out by the regime.

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Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes

Posted: 08/27/2013 - The gates of hell have opened. Its ghosts have been let loose to roam on earth and visit the homes of their relatives.

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Vandals strike Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Police say vandals have slashed car tires in an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents blamed on a fringe group of extremists.

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US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2013 - There is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond.

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Turkey says it would join coalition against Assad

Posted: 08/26/2013 - In comments published Monday in Milliyet newspaper, Davutoglu said Turkey's priority is to act according to U.N. decisions, but the country would join a coalition if there is no U.N. mandate.

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Navalny shakes up Moscow mayor campaign

Posted: 08/26/2013 - A motley gaggle of hipsters, mothers with children and two babushkas with hair dyed bright red gather to listen to something they haven't heard in over a decade: a stump speech for Moscow mayor.

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Syria agrees to UN probe of purported attacks

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Syrian state media says the government has reached an agreement with the United Nations to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of last week's alleged chemical weapons attack.

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US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria

Updated: 08/25/2013 - A senior administration official says there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least a hundred people last week.

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Trial shows greed, machinations of China's elite

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Greed, machinations and betrayal in one of China's elite families went on display Friday when prosecutors in the corruption trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai released testimony from his wife.

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Fierce clashes near Syrian capital

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Syrian troops and opposition fighters clashed Friday during fierce battles in suburbs of the Syrian capital where the opposition claimed a chemical weapons attack this week killed more than 100 people.

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UK's Hague: Assad regime behind chemical attack

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Foreign Secretary William Hague says Britain believes the regime of Syria's President Bashar Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed scores of people.

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Gang rape of young photojournalist shocks Mumbai

Posted: 08/23/2013 - A young photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in an isolated, overgrown corner of India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday.

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Syrian forces bomb area of alleged chemical attack

Posted: 08/22/2013 - President Bashar Assad's forces pressed on with a military offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said a chemical weapons attack the day before killed over 100 people.

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'Boyfriend Tracker' app raises stir in Brazil

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency's overseas spying operation, with data from billions of calls and emails swept up.

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Egypt's Mubarak to be put under house arrest

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Egypt's deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest on Thursday after being ordered released the previous day, following more than two years in detention.

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US Institute: Iran asphalts possible nuke site

Posted: 08/22/2013 - The most recent imagery from satellite company Digital Globe is from Aug. 13. It was seen by The Associated Press ahead of publication by the Institute for Science and International Security.

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Syrian opposition claims 'poisonous gas' attack

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The claims came as a 20-member U.N. chemical weapons team was in Syria to investigate three sites where chemical weapons attacks had allegedly occurred in the past.

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Egyptian authorities arrest 2 Islamist figures

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The arrests are the latest in a crackdown by Egypt's new military-backed leaders against the Muslim Brotherhood group, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails.

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Tobacco brands slip into Myanmar without fanfare

Posted: 08/21/2013 - As some of the world's biggest companies trumpet their arrival in Asia's hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It's slipping into Myanmar without fanfare.

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