The United Nations today failed to clear up conflicting claims about chemical weapons in Syria, after a former war-crimes prosecutor said there were signs that rebels, not government forces, had used sarin gas.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. will move carefully on any new action in Syria after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the administration is weighing whether to arm opposition groups as it examines all its options.
Well, Bashar, now you’ve done it. We’ve seen that killing tens of thousands of your fellow Syrians with conventional weapons is more or less acceptable to the civilized world, as evidenced by the fact that the civilized world hasn’t stopped you from killing tens of thousands of your fellow Syrians with conventional weapons.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., the world’s largest corn processor, won agreement to acquire GrainCorp Ltd. for A$2.2 billion ($2.3 billion) after raising its offer with a special dividend for shareholders of the Australian crop handler.
Iraqi army troops backed by helicopters stormed a plaza in a northern town, killing at least 20 protesters and wounding 46 others, the latest outbreak of violence in the oil-producing nation, the regional police force said in a statement.
More than two decades after she left office, Margaret Thatcher’s death this month provided a reminder of the difficulties she continues to create for those who succeeded her as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party.