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UN officials condemn plan to hold presidential election in Syria

Lakhdar BrahimiUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi have condemned the announcement that a presidential election will soon take place in Syria, in light of the current deteriorating situation.


UN: Syria's presidential election hinder political solution

Ban Ki-MoonBashar Al-Assad's plan to hold presidential elections in the current circumstances undermine efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria, the United Nations said yesterday.


US official: Dissolving PA would have 'grave implications'

Jen PsakiDissolving the Palestinian Authority (PA) would have "grave implications" and Palestinians would be the losers, spokesperson of the US Department of State Jen Psaki said on Monday.


US has evidence of chemical attack in Syria

Syrian casualities of a chemical gas attackThe US has evidence that a toxic chemical substance, probably chlorine, may have been used in Syria this month and is examining evidence whether the Syrian government is responsible; a State Department official said yesterday.


US drones kill more than 40 Yemenis over Easter weekend

US predator droneUS drones killed more than 40 Yemenis over the Easter weekend. The Obama administration claimed that it had targeted Al-Qaeda members, Yemeni and other mass media reported. Several news platforms affirmed that a large number of the dead were members of Al-Qaeda, although civilians were also among the victims.