Syria debate 'is about the world's red line': Kerry

2013-09-04 04:48:52

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday at a Senate hearing that boots on the ground may be needed in Syria if chemical weapons were to fall into wrong hands.

Syrian refugees exceed 2m

2013-09-04 02:29:42

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres noted that a total of six million were displaced by the war: "At this particular moment, it's the highest number of displaced people anywhere in the world. And if one looks at the peak of the Afghan crisis we have probably very similar numbers of people displaced.

Sweden offers permanent residency to Syrian refugees

2013-09-03 20:41:36

The Swedish Migration Board decided Tuesday that all the Syrian refugees coming to Sweden could become permanent residents due to the deteriorating situation in Syria.

Israel, US test missile defense system in Mediterranean

2013-09-03 20:32:02

Two ballistic missiles detected by the Russian airspace early warning system Tuesday were part of a joint US-Israeli test of missile defense system.
Ballistic 'objects' fired in Mediterranean: Russia

Israel announces missile test as cause of Russian reports

2013-09-03 20:27:58

Israel's Defense Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday admitting to have successfully tested an " Ankor" target missile in the Mediterranean Sea, following a Russian report of two ballistic missiles launched in the area.

2 missiles toward Mediterranean coast fall into sea

2013-09-03 18:20:08

A Syrian pro-government radio said Tuesday that two ballistic missiles that were launched from the Mediterranean toward its eastern coast fell into the sea.

Ballistic 'objects' fired in Mediterranean: Russia

2013-09-03 17:34:04

Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic "objects" towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying.

Syrian refugee numbers swell to 2m: UN

2013-09-03 13:18:56

More than 2 million refugees have now fled Syria's civil war, piling pressure on neighbouring host countries, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Syrian samples shipped from The Hague to labs

2013-09-03 07:50:22

The samples collected by UN inspectors from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria were shipped from The Hague and will reach their designated laboratories.

Assad slams Western accusation

2013-09-03 04:22:18

Syrian President said if the Western countries have evidence about his administration's involvement in a chemical gas attack, they would have declared it. Few support Syria strike

Turkish PM to head Olympics bid delegation

2013-09-02 20:40:10

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will lead Istanbul's delegation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as it bids to land the 2020 summer Olympics.

France not to act alone on Syria: minister

2013-09-02 06:58:00

France will not launch a military operation alone against Syria and will await the U.S. Congress's decision, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday.