Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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UN/OPCW Inquiry Blames Syria Government, Islamic State For Chemical Attacks

A joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog has established that President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Islamic State (IS) group have carried out three chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

RSF Calls For Withdrawal Of Charges Against Azerbaijani Politician

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arrest of Faiq Amirov, a leading member of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan party.

Dueling Indictments As Russia, Ukraine Target Each Other's Military Leaders

Russia and Ukraine traded salvos this week with dueling criminal investigations against each other's top military brass, a new front in the ongoing conflict between the two countries.

Kerry In Saudi Arabia For Yemen, Syria Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to present proposals on ending Yemen's 16-month conflict that has killed more than 6,500 people, about half them civilians.

Hostage-Taking Drama At Moscow Bank Ends

A man who took four people hostage inside a Citibank branch in downtown Moscow surrendered peacefully a few hours later.


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