The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons says preparations are on track to move the most dangerous chemical agents from sites in the war-torn country to the port of Latakia but there are serious security issues on key roads.
After reassuring U.S. ally Japan that Washington shares its concerns over China's new air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden flew from Tokyo to Beijing Wednesday to raise the issue directly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The top U.N. envoy in Iraq says the conflict in neighboring Syria is helping fuel terrorism and sectarian tensions in Iraq, enabling groups like al-Qaida to forge links with similar factions across the border.
As part of his campaign for US Senate, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-11th District) sent a pledge to supporters, saying that if elected, he would repeal Obamacare within his first term or he would not seek re-election.
The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of chemical precursors and agents and 1,230 unfilled munitions.
Gunmen abducted six Red Cross workers and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer after stopping their convoy early Sunday in northwestern Syria, a spokesman said, in the latest high-profile kidnapping in the country's civil war.
The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that approximately 100 people from the United Nations and the world's chemical weapons watchdog agency be part of a joint mission to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is defending the capture by American forces of a terrorism suspect in Libya. He says complaints from the Libyan government that the operation was a kidnapping are unfounded.
Syrian President Bashar Assad says he does not discount the possibility of a U.S. military attack on his country even though threatened action was forestalled when he agreed to give up his government's chemical weapons.
President Obama said he doesn't believe the difficult history between the U.S. and Iran can be overcome overnight "because suspicion runs too deep." But he does think resolving the issue of Iran's nuclear program will be a big step forward.