Neera Dayal

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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 deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday.<p>The latest shipment on Tuesday to the Mediterranean port of …

Middle East

U.N. expresses 'horror' at South Sudan massacre

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.<p>The strongly worded Security Council statement deplored the …

South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a …

Malaysian prime minister refuses to declare MH370 lost

Najib Razak, Malaysian prime minister, says he must respect wishes of next of kin<p>The missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft cannot be declared lost until there is hard evidence that the plane crashed, the Malaysian prime minister said in an interview.<p>Speaking on CNN, Najib Razak admitted that it was …

Airplanes

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians over unity deal

JERUSALEM -- Israel is suspending its involvement in peace talks and planning a series of sanctions against the Palestinians, Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu’s office announced Thursday.<p>The decision, after a six-hour Israeli Cabinet meeting, followed Wednesday’s announcement of a reconciliation …

Israel

Uneasy standoff in Ukraine's pro-Russian stronghold of Slavyansk

By late afternoon on Thursday it was a surprisingly tranquil scene. A few people stood and chatted at a militia checkpoint leading into Slavyansk over a bridge. A Russian tricolour flew above a wall of tyres. Next to it was the flag of the "Donetsk People's Republic". The armed pro-Russian …