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Syria accuses the west of pouring arms into the hands of terrorists

The Syrian government has accused the west of backing terrorism in Syria in a defiant opening address at the start of long-awaited talks in the Swiss resort of Montreux.<p>In provocatively lengthy speech, Syria's foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, said: "The west claims to fight terrorism, but it …

What's At Stake In The Syrian Peace Conference

With a major push from the U.S., a new Syrian peace conference opened Wednesday in Switzerland, the first such effort since the middle of 2012. It wasn't easy getting everyone there, and it will be harder still to achieve a breakthrough.<p>Here are a few key things to know about the conference:<p><b>1.</b> …

'Accusations And Acrimony' At Start Of Talks On Syria

<b>Update at 1:20 p.m. ET. No Peace As Long As Assad Remains, Kerry Says:</b><p>After what appeared to be a difficult start to talks aimed at eventually ending the civil war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry repeated the U.S. position that President Bashar Assad must give up his post.<p>"You can't have …

Syrian enemies may discuss prisoner swaps despite talks acrimony | Reuters

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Syria’s government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility on Wednesday but a U.N. mediator said the enemies may be ready to discuss prisoner swaps, local ceasefires and humanitarian aid.<p>Russia said the rival sides had promised to …

US secretly backs rebels to fight al-Qaeda in Syria

Sources tell Telegraph that America is backing 'friendly' rebels with millions in cash and non lethal aid to take on extremists in Syria<p>The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaeda's most extreme wing in <b>Syria,</b> diplomats and rebels …

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Christians killed for faith nearly doubled in 2013, group finds

Rev. Faye Pama Musa knew immediately why suspected Boko Haram militants burst into his home last year as his wife prepared dinner in the family’s northeastern Nigeria home. His stance against Christian persecution in the divided African nation had long made him a target.<p>Musa, who served as the …

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Syria opposition pressed to attend talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is confident Syria's opposition National Coalition will attend upcoming peace talks in Switzerland.<p>"I am confident personally that the Syrian opposition will come to Geneva," Kerry said after a meeting of the 11-nation "Friends of Syria" group that was …

First phase of Iran deal appears near

Some nuclear sites would be open to inspectors, and some assets unfrozen.<p>January 13, 2014|Paul Richter<p>WASHINGTON — Iran and six world powers have agreed on a plan to launch the first phase of their nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian officials announced Sunday, a sign the fragile international effort to …

Syria crisis: Ships in new bid to collect chemical arms

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1040000/1040803_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524704829_29c62a67ab7cb644a5065c196ba153d3<p><b>Norwegian and Danish ships are due to set sail again from Cyprus in a fresh bid to collect Syria's chemical arms.</b><p>Their first attempt was aborted after …

Why Ariel Sharon was important

Although tarnished by his military record, Ariel Sharon was the first Right-wing leader to grapple with Israel's great dilemma.<p>The stroke that ended Ariel Sharon's premiership in January 2006 also left an impossible question. Without this metaphorical streak of lightning, would the man known as …

Monopolistic Utilities Know Renewable Energy Will Cut Their Profits, So They Stall It

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>There's one overhwelming dirigible-size reason for-profit (and often monopolistic) utility companies -- …

Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies warn in a new, classified assessment that insurgents could quickly regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year, according to two officials familiar with the findings.<p>The …

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Libyan security guards threaten to block gas pipeline over salary dispute

Escalation of wave of strikes at oilfields and export terminals as local media report oil security guards plan to block gas pipeline in to Tripoli unless wage demands are met<p>Oil security guards in central Libya have threatened to block a gas pipeline to the capital Tripoli unless the government …

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Netanyahu 'to demand release of spy in return for peace talks concessions'

The Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will link the release of former US naval intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying against the US for Israel, to progress in the US-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.<p>The reports said …

Malware Attacks by Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Are on the Rise

James Gordon/Flickr Creative CommonsWhen we hear about Syrian hackers working on behalf of the regime of embattled President Bashar al-Assad, we …

On board warship removing Syria's chemical weapons

Representatives from Russia, the United States, Syria and the UN are meeting in Moscow on Friday to work out how to safely remove Syria's chemical stockpile.<p>The BBC's Anna Holligan reports from the Cypriot port of Limassol where she has been given exclusive access to the warship that will pick up …

U.S. Reportedly Sending Arms To Iraq Amid Worst Violence in Years

The United States is supplying Iraq with arms and surveillance technology to combat al-Qaeda-backed insurgents amid worsening violence, the New York</i> …

American held by al Qaeda urges Obama for help

A US development worker kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda two years ago appeals to President Barack Obama to negotiate his release, saying he feels …

Beirut blast kills Sunni ex-minister Mohamad Chatah

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039850_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524704827_3d6afd1a62712e51c8843f893b90f68c<p><b>Former Lebanese minister and opposition figure Mohamad Chatah has been killed by a car bomb in central Beirut.</b><p>Four others were killed and at least 50 …