U.S. President Barack Obama repeatedly changed positions and avoided getting involved in the Syrian bloodbath. Even he now admits that it haunts him.
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Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki, who has held senior diplomatic and ministerial posts, is given another term to continue to try to rejuvenate a sluggish economy.
'What's happening now is annihilation,' local aid worker says after Syrian military, backed by Russian air force, announced new operation against rebel-held east – home to 250,000.
The Syrian president, on his part, hasn’t owned up to targeting hospitals and refugee camps or to using barrel bombs and chlorine gas against civilians, White House says.
Addressing the UN General Assembly, Iranian president also blames world powers for spread of terrorism.
'This year's Right Livelihood Award Laureates confront some of the most pressing global issues head-on - be it war, freedom of speech, women's rights or the plight of migrants,' says director.
The Iranian military displays long-range missiles, tanks and Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system at a parade in Tehran.
The jet crashed in the Eastern Qalamoun area near the Syrian capital. The fate of the pilot was unknown, the British-based Observatory said.
Revised rules meant to strengthen political parties are seen as a small step toward democratic reform, but critics say the transformations won't bring real change.
Some 100,000 people in the military, civil service, police and judiciary have been sacked or suspended following the failed July 15 coup attempt.