| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:38 PM
WASHINGTON — The Syrian government submitted an "initial disclosure" of its chemical weapons to international inspectors, officials said Friday, the first step under an ambitious deal that aims to eliminate President Bashar Assad's illicit poison...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government submitted an “initial disclosure” of its chemical weapons stockpiles to international inspectors Friday, the first step under a deal to eliminate the illicit poison gas program.
Experts at the Organization...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:19 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- After weeks of waiting and speculating, the incoming Palestinian Authority government turned out to be a carbon copy of the outgoing one.
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his 24 Cabinet ministers, who together had formed the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that a report by United Nations weapons inspectors provided no proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces were responsible for a chemical attack last month.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Iran has recently converted more than 40% of its stockpile of enriched uranium to fuel rods for use in a civilian reactor and is in the process of converting the rest, the country's nuclear chief has announced on state television.
The claim aired by Ali...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Malala Yousafzai isn’t the first to proclaim the pen mightier than the sword, but she is probably the only teenager to emerge defiant after taking a bullet for the right of literacy.
The Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen nine...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:46 AM
LONDON — A regional court Friday struck down sanctions imposed by the European Union against several Iranian companies, dealing a blow to Western efforts to maintain economic pressure on Tehran over its controversial nuclear program.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The advice to the United Nations is unambiguous: Don’t repeat the previous mistake of ignoring poor women’s access to contraception in setting goals to reduce maternal and child deaths.
“Women continue to die unnecessarily in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:27 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry, on his sixth trip to the Middle East in four months, met Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and asked an Arab League committee in a separate session to support his efforts to...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Waiting for Superman" director Davis Guggenheim has started shooting a feature-length documentary on 15-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald producing.
Yousafzai survived an assassination...
| Jan 27, 2013
"Happy birthday!" my mom and her first cousin will wish each other on Sunday, even though neither was born on Jan. 27. Rather, it's the anniversary of their new lease on life, of the day the Soviet Red Army liberated them from behind the barbed wire of...