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Top Assad officials in Moscow to discuss Syria talks

A senior Syrian regime delegation was Monday in Moscow to hold talks with top Russian diplomats on plans to hold a peace conference in Geneva to end the Syria conflict, the foreign ministry said.

Top Assad officials in Moscow to discuss Syria talks
 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pictured in front of a photo showing U.S. President Bill Clinon, Jordan's King Hussein and Yitzhak Rabin, as Kerry marks the 18th anniversary of Rabin's assassin
Kerry seeks to rescue Israeli-Palestinian peace process

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks Wednesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to keep the peace process from collapsing, urging them to reach a long-elusive deal.

Kerry seeks to rescue Israeli-Palestinian peace process
NATO air forces in Afghanistan. Photo ©REUTERS
ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region

Security Council of Kazakhstan thinks that coalition countries in Afghanistan have no a moral right to allow destabilization of the region.

ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president

Syria could become a "Mediterranean Afghanistan" if the international community does not act to end its civil war.

Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
China accuses Japan of 'dangerous provocation' at sea

Beijing's military accused Tokyo of a "highly dangerous provocation" by interfering in Chinese live-fire drills in the Pacific last week, warning that Japanese lives could be at stake.

China accuses Japan of 'dangerous provocation' at sea
DR Congo army in 'last phase' push against M23 rebels
DR Congo army in 'last phase' push against M23 rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo troops were in a mopping up operation to rout the remaining pockets of the M23 rebel movement, after seizing their last stronghold in a push to finally break the back of the insurgency.

DR Congo army in 'last phase' push against M23 rebels
Israel jets strike Syria, inspectors seal chemical weapons
Israel jets strike Syria, inspectors seal chemical weapons

Israel has reportedly carried out an air strike on a Syrian military installation to stop a shipment to Hezbollah, as inspectors said Syria's entire declared stock of chemical weapons has been placed under seal.

Israel jets strike Syria, inspectors seal chemical weapons
500 civilians evacuated from besieged Syrian town
500 civilians evacuated from besieged Syrian town

Some 500 women, children and elderly civilians trapped in the besieged town of Moadamiyet al-Sham, southwest of Damascus, have been evacuated.

500 civilians evacuated from besieged Syrian town
Peace envoy heads for Syria, Russia slams rebel threats
Peace envoy heads for Syria, Russia slams rebel threats

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi headed for Damascus to seek support for a Syria peace conference, as Russia slammed rebels for threatening those planning to attend the so-called Geneva II talks.

Peace envoy heads for Syria, Russia slams rebel threats
Car bomb kills 40 as fears mount for trapped Syrians
Car bomb kills 40 as fears mount for trapped Syrians

A car bomb outside a mosque near Damascus killed at least 40 people on Friday, an NGO said, as a top UN official expressed mounting concern over hundreds of thousands of trapped civilians.

Car bomb kills 40 as fears mount for trapped Syrians
Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end
Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end

Mexico ordered an investigation into allegations that the US spied on the emails of its president and his predecessor, the latest diplomatic wrangle stemming from America's intelligence-gathering efforts.

Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end
Armenian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Ara Sahakyan and the President of Kazkahstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Marat Abilov
Nazarbayev awaited in Armenia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to visit Armenia.

Nazarbayev awaited in Armenia
Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts
Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria says peace talks are in doubt unless a "credible opposition" takes part, overcoming rifts among its factions.

Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts
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Top Labor figure lashes out at 'bastard' Australia ex-PM

Australia's former attorney-general has launched a scathing attack on Labor colleague and ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd, calling him a rude and disorganised "bastard" who should quit parliament.

Top Labor figure lashes out at 'bastard' Australia ex-PM
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Senior Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia: official

A senior Dutch diplomat at the Netherlands embassy in Moscow was beaten up at his home in the Russian capital by unknown individuals who scrawled the letters "LGBT" on a mirror.

Senior Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia: official
N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation
N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation

North Korea's top military body lashed out Friday at South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, warning that she was leading the Korean peninsula back into confrontation.

N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation
US blasts Russia over Abkhazia, South Ossetia fence
US blasts Russia over Abkhazia, South Ossetia fence

The United States hit out Wednesday at Russian troops' efforts to build a de facto border in the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

US blasts Russia over Abkhazia, South Ossetia fence
Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out
Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the United States anew Wednesday, warning after he expelled three US diplomats in Caracas that the rest could be next.

Maduro warns US all its diplomats could be thrown out
Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro
Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro

President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of the top US diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials, accusing them of plotting acts of sabotage with the opposition.

Yankees go home, get out of Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro
US, Russia break deadlock on Syria chemical arms
US, Russia break deadlock on Syria chemical arms

The United States and Russia agreed a draft UN Security Council resolution Thursday on destroying Syria's chemical weapons, breaking a prolonged deadlock over the country's bitter conflict.

US, Russia break deadlock on Syria chemical arms

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