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BEIRUT — The new U.S.-Russia peace initiative for Syria will inevitably lead to the departure of President Bashar Assad, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday, moving to reassure Syrian rebels and their allies that the Obama...
Tags: Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, Bashar Assad, Weaponry, Israel
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry implored Congress on Thursday not to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, warning that such a move could disrupt diplomacy over Tehran's disputed nuclear program at a delicate moment. Appearing before...
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the world body's first treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade Tuesday, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands...
A groundbreaking pact to regulate the global weapons trade still has a chance of success after Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked the draft treaty at the United Nations this week. But even if the treaty passes, its power will hinge on how nations...
Re “Moving past stalemate,” Opinion, Feb. 19 Maen Rashid Areikat relies on what has become the standard Palestinian rationalization for refusing to return to negotiations with Israel until the settlement issue is resolved. He relieves the...
Imagine if North Korea or Iran or Venezuela deployed thousands of unmanned surveillance aircraft in search of earthbound enemies, a swarm of robotic hunters armed with lethal weaponry and their governments’ go-ahead to exterminate targets. It&...
President Obama's second term begins amid intense criticism of the drone strikes being conducted by the United States in Pakistan. Much of this criticism is based on claims that drones are doing more harm than good. A recent Stanford/NYU study concluded...
The Philippines is taking a feud with China to an international tribunal, it announced Tuesday, the latest turn in the simmering dispute over a string of rocky outcroppings in the South China Sea. In a claim shared Tuesday with the Chinese ambassador,...
Tags: Philippines, Wildlife, Arbitration, United Nations, Malaysia
Catherine O'Neill, a social worker turned political activist and advocate for refugee women who co-founded the watchdog group now called the Women's Refugee Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 70. Her death...
The labor contract covering more than 15,000 dockworkers at 14 Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast ports has been extended for 30 more days, heading off a strike that could have begun as early as Sunday. George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation...
World NowGlobal Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
World NowGlobal Focus: Salim Hamdan has been home in his native Yemen for nearly four years since completing his sentence at Guantanamo Bay for providing "material support to terrorism" -- six years of domestic service to Osama bin Laden as gardener, bodyguard and...
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