Pragmatic steps on Syrian chemical weapons:Russia

2013-09-29 04:59:09

Russia on Saturday urged the international community to take pragmatic steps to destroy Syrian chemical weapons after a unanimously approved a UN Security Council resolution.

UN votes to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons

2013-09-28 09:07:46

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply.

Global watchdog approves Syria disarmament plan

2013-09-28 08:04:08

The world's chemical weapons watchdog approved an ambitious and risky accelerated plan to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal at a late night meeting Friday.

Iran makes payments on old loans to World Bank

2013-09-28 07:36:20

Iran resumed payments on old loans to the World Bank, the bank said on Friday, just as the country held the highest level conversation with the United States in more than three decades.

China urges early adoption of UN resolution on Syria

2013-09-28 06:45:00

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution on Syria's chemical weapons as soon as possible, calling for an expedited progress to bring a political resolution to the Syria crisis.

China hopes to see early act on Syria

2013-09-28 06:20:59

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that China hoped to see an early launch of international verification and destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons and an early end to the Syrian crisis.

China urges package deal on Iran's nuke issue

2013-09-27 16:37:14

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 16:25:18

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 16:04:02

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 08:04:41

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 08:20:38

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 08:20:17

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.