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Syria's main opposition National Coalition said on Saturday that Russia was "out of step" with history for backing President Bashar al-Assad's regime and was isolating itself on the international scene. "Russia is keeping up a foreign policy that
The Daily Star Hagel has revealed there are more than 200 American troops in Jordan. A plan to arm more Western-friendly Syrian rebels from the southern Jordan border is gaining steam in the U.S., but analysts and officials say escalation comes with
A Syrian activist group says gunmen have shot and killed a government official in a Damascus restaurant. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Ali Ballan, head of public relations at the Ministry of Social Affairs and a member of
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi viewed Japanese technology firsthand Thursday, visiting 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcast tower, and Panasonic Corp.'s showroom in the Ariake area on Tokyo Bay. Observing a model of an
The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Myanmar next week, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the "remarkable process of reform" in the country, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.
UK is convinced that chemical weapons had been used in Syria and, Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague will tear up the EU arms embargo against Syria next month and flood Syria with all necessary military assistance. This is
Parliamentarians said today, citing serious human rights concerns and the failure of the Myanmar government to meet EU benchmarks for reform. The call came ahead of the 22 April meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to decide the future of the EU'
General Assembly in an overwhelming vote on April 2 adopted a treaty that will regulate transactions of conventional weapons to prevent them from being used for genocide, terrorism and the suppression of human rights. The Arms Trade Treaty came into
I think rather that they are seeking the continuance of their suspension. The sanctions were indeed all temporarily lifted in April last year, apart from the arms embargo and the restoration of benefits under the Generalised System of Preferences (
The blame for this lame treaty falls as much on the international human rights movement as on self-interested governments. Fearing the disruption of gun exports, the National Rifle Association vociferously opposed the Arms Trade Treaty that was