Beijing backs truce bid in Syria

2013-09-14 08:08:47

China supports Russia's proposal that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control for their eventual destruction, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.China calls for positive response on Syria

Al Qaeda calls for attacks inside United States

2013-09-13 16:10:37

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to "bleed America economically", adding he hoped eventually to see a more significant strike.

Syria applies to join chemical weapon treaty

2013-09-13 13:56:26

Syria on Thursday formally applied to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), vowing to immediately fully abide with the treaty.

Iran to improve transparency, but not to give up nuclear right

2013-09-13 02:59:48

The new Iranian envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday said Tehran was ready to remove ambiguity on its disputed nuclear activities, but stressed Iran would never give up its established nuclear right.

Egypt extends state of emergency by two months

2013-09-13 00:47:00

Egypt extended state of emergency that was scheduled to end on Thursday by two months, official news agency MENA reported.

Assad agrees to hand over chemical weapons

2013-09-12 22:52:32

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that he agreed to put chemical weapons under international observation "upon the request of Russia and not because of the American threats".

US begins delivering weapons to Syrian rebels

2013-09-12 13:23:37

The United States has begun delivering weapons to Syrian rebels over the past two weeks, which marks "a major escalation of the US role" in the Syria conflict.

UN security council hold talks on Syria crisis

2013-09-12 11:34:53

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss Syria's chemical weapons crisis, but no deal was reached.

Russia proposal likely to avert US airstrikes

2013-09-12 00:37:51

In an address to the nation on Tuesday President Obama said he asked Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force.

Possible breakthrough in Syria crisis

2013-09-11 08:54:44

US President Barack Obama said a Russian plan to avert US strike threats on Syria by securing a deal to destroy the government's chemical weapons could be a "significant breakthrough".

France to draft UN resolution on Syria chemical arms

2013-09-10 20:45:40

France would propose a UN resolution outlining conditions to place Syrian government's chemical arms under international control and dismantle them.

Syria says it accepted Russian weapons proposal

2013-09-10 20:21:53

Syria says it has accepted Russia's proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling. Special: Syrian crisis
Syrian opposition delegation begins China visit