U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage won a second debate on European Union membership with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, according to snap polls, raising pressure on the larger parties that are committed to keeping Britain in the bloc.
Syrian human rights activists told Bloomberg News that on July 22 more than 1 million Syrians took to the street, defying the government’s stepped-up security measures, to demand an end to the dictatorship of President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in Geneva with Syrians seeking to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, a sign of the Obama administration’s determination to see the end of al-Assad’s government.
The U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, left the country after “credible threats against his safety,” Haynes Mahoney, the American Embassy’s deputy chief of mission, said today by phone from Damascus.