The war in Syria is an “unmitigated disaster” and the best way forward may be an interim peace deal that allows Bashar al-Assad to stay in power for a short period, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah retained his lead in the race to succeed Hamid Karzai, after the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan announced partial results with about half of all votes counted.
An Islamic cleric who preached at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque deployed followers for terrorist activities including a deadly hostage-taking and an attempt to set up training camp in Oregon, a prosecutor said.
East African tea producers lobbied their governments to scrap value-added tax on domestic sales to help stimulate prices through increased consumption after higher output pushed auction rates to the lowest in 13 years.
Inadequate defenses and high-level complacency in the British Army led to the success of a 2012 Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of U.S. Marines, a panel of U.K. lawmakers said.