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  • In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas

    In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas
    The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency.
  • Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

    Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete
    BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...

    Israelis, Palestinians struggle for way forward as deadline nears

    Israelis, Palestinians struggle for way forward as deadline nears
    JERUSALEM -- With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations still deadlocked a week before their current round expires, negotiating teams met Tuesday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk in Jerusalem to discuss extending the troubled talks. Nine months of meetings...

    Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says

    Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says
    BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday┬ádeadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The...

    U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town

    U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations on Monday condemned ethnic killings by South Sudan rebels that left hundreds of people dead last week after the fall of an oil town to the opposition forces. The world body said the killings took place in...