Syria lets UN inspect gas attack site

2013-08-26 06:46:53

Syria agreed on Sunday to let the United Nations inspect the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, but a US official said such an offer was "too late to be credible".

UN experts to probe alleged chemical attack

2013-08-26 00:51:35

The United Nations said on Sunday its experts would start their probe of an alleged Syrian chemical weapons site on Monday.

Syrian govt denies use of chemical weapons

2013-08-25 10:40:30

Syria will give UN inspectors access to the site of the recent alleged chemical attack in the country.

Abbas ready to see Israeli PM for talk

2013-08-25 05:04:16

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he doesn't mind meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should newly-resumed peace talks proceed.

Probe alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria

2013-08-24 10:53:05

The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a "crime against humanity", UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, adding there was "no time to lose" in probing alleged attacks which the opposition says killed hundreds.

Israel strikes Lebanon in retaliation after rocket fire

2013-08-23 19:47:28

Four rockets were launched from southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Thursday afternoon, the first time since 2011, breaking the short-lived calm in the volatile region.

37 killed, 64 wounded in attacks across Iraq

2013-08-23 13:53:45

Separate attacks across Iraq killed at least 37 people and injured 64 others on Thursday, the country's police said.

UN presses Syria on gas attack inspection

2013-08-23 06:50:46

The United Nations demanded Syria give its chemical weapons experts immediate access on Thursday to rebel-held Damascus suburbs where poison gas appears to have killed hundreds just a few miles from the UN team's hotel.

Mubarak leaves prison for house arrest

2013-08-23 06:34:52

Hosni Mubarak was flown from jail on Thursday in a symbolic victory for an army-dominated old order that has overthrown and imprisoned his freely elected Islamist successor.

France sees 'force' as an option in Syria

2013-08-22 20:05:32

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday that "force" are needed if it is confirmed that the Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in the eastern suburb of Damascus.

Egyptian court orders Mubarak's release

2013-08-22 06:26:30

Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Gas attack, shelling kills 494 - Syria opposition

2013-08-21 20:22:36

A Damascus opposition monitoring group said on Wednesday 494 people had been killed in a gas attack and shelling by President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Wednesday, citing data from medical centres in the Syrian capital.