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Syria agrees to UN chemical weapons investigation

August 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Black columns of smoke rise from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood, east of Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said. (AP Photo/Hassan [&hellip...

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Israel pushes forth with settlement plans

August 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 4, 2010 file photo, Palestinian men work at a construction site in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo. City of Jerusalem is pushing development in the neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, a project that has also raised tensions...

Bo admits lapses led to top cop’s US defection bid

August 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court, former Politburo member and party leader of the megacity of Chongqing Bo Xilai, in the defendant seat listens to a testimony by former Chongqing city police chief Wang Lijun, unseen, at...

Syria warns US not to intervene militarily

August 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on a government organized tour, Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Syrian state media accused rebels of using chemical arms on Saturday against government troops...

Egypt shortens curfew as unrest over coup wanes

August 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

An Egyptian man walks through Tahrir Square where a few protesters have built their camp protesting against the release of Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) CAIRO (AP) —...

Pakistani militants split on peace talks offer

August 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday Aug. 15, 2013 photo, Asmatullah Muawiya, head of the Taliban’s faction of fighters from central Punjab province, listens to reporters at an undisclosed place in Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan. A senior Pakistani Taliban commander...

Trial shows greed, machinations of China’s elite

August 23, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this image taken from video, Former Chinese politician Bo Xilai, left, sits and speaks in a court room at Jinan Intermediate People’s Court in eastern China’s Shandong province, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Bo is accused of corruption and...

Disgraced Chinese politician mounts feisty defense

August 23, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Chinese police officers and a plain clothe security person monitor a checkpoint near the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court in Jinan, eastern China’s Shandong province on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Former Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s trial on...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe, 89, sworn in for 5 more years

August 23, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends his inauguration in Harare, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Mugabe, 89, was sworn in for a five-year term on Thursday after Zimbabwe’s highest court on Tuesday threw out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31...

Key events in rule, trial of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak

August 22, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, March 4, 2010 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addresses the media after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, not pictured, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Officials say an Egyptian court has...