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Protesters gather in front of the White House on September 10th, 2013 in Washington. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

SIMON CARSWELL, Washington CorrespondentUS president Barack Obama spent most of his televised address last night explaining why the US was morally rig(...)

US President Barack Obama talks to Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol yesterday in Washington DC.

The White House and a cross-party group of US senators responded to the possibility of a political solution to the Syria crisis by offering the Assad (...)

A breakthrough on Syria?

Syria’s acceptance of a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control offers a way to prevent their use in the Syrian civil(...)

US president Barack Obama walks between meetings on Syria with US Senate Republicans and Democrats, on Capitol Hill in Washington today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Syria accepted a Russian proposal yesterday to give up chemical weapons and win a reprieve from US military strikes but serious differences emerged(...)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaks during a news conference on her trip around Sri Lanka at the UN headquarters in Colombo on August 31st, 2013. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

The “appalling situation” in Syria cries out for international action, yet a military response or the continued supply of arms risk igniting a regiona(...)

Dima Piskunov (left) and Alexei Matasov in the Grozny office of the Joint Mobile Group, which investigates alleged rights abuses in Chechnya. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

In the view from the 32nd-floor restaurant of the glitzy Hotel Grozny City, many Russians must see a kind of victory. Victory over the Chechen separat(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “The overwhelming view of the international community is that a response is required.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The United Nations Security Council, particularly Russia, has “a global responsibility’ to act against the Syrian regime, Tánaiste and Minister for Fo(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry talks with members of the Arab League Peace Initiative following their meeting at the US Embassy in Paris. Photograph: Susan Walsh/Pool/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry said today the United States did not rule out the possibility of returning to the United Nations Security Council to (...)

US President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a news conference at the G20 summit in St Petersburg.

US president Barack Obama is to step up efforts to rally support among sceptical US lawmakers for military action against Syria after failing to secur(...)

Bosnian worker passes by human skull during exhumation at the mass grave site  in a village of Budak, Bosnia  a  few hundreds meters near the Memorial Center  Potocari near Srebrenica, on Tuesday, July, 10.2007. Funeral for the 465 bodies were excavated from mass-graves in Eastern Bosnia and were identified as Muslims killed by Bosnian-Serb forces in the Srebrenica area. Bosnian Serb troops massacred up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men after capturing Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The identified victims will be buried Wednesday  on July 11, 2007 in the Memorial Center Potocari, next to some 2,600 victims of the massacre already buried there. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

The Dutch state has been found liable by its supreme court for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men its peacekeepers forced to leave their compound (...)

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