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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he has set 'red lines' for his envoys in Geneva
John Kerry says he has great respect for Netanyahu's concerns but maintains an accord with Iran would actually reduce the Israel's risk
Peter Higgs said that Tom Kibble, his erstwhile competitor at Imperial College in London, should have been awarded a share of his prize
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Staring delegates at the General Assembly in the face this week is a crisis at the heart of the UN system, namely the sclerosis besetting the 15-member Security Council as demonstrated vividly by its inability to respond so far to the civil war in Syria. Not a few among them are taking notice.
The move means intervention in the conflict is unlikely in the near future
Foreign Minister Lavrov remains at odds with French over culpability for deaths
In a dramatic breakthrough during US-Russian talks, Syria has been given a week to account for all chemical weapons and let inspectors in
A prize of 10,000 Swiss francs, or £7,000 sterling, is being offered by the Swiss Public Welfare Society to whomever writes the best new lyrics to the Swiss national anthem. The one currently in use, the Schweizer Nationalhymne or Swiss Psalm, has lyrics by Leonhard Widmer (1809-67) which err on the side of religiosity and weather: "When the morning skies grow red/And o'er their radiance shed/Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light/When the Alps glow bright with splendour/Pray to God, to him surrender/For you feel and understand/That he dwelleth in this land." Critics have remarked that it's a nice hymn, but contains scant details about Swiss life.
Here’s an idea for an online start-up: TrapAdvisor, warning online travel operators about possible fake reviews. It might have helped the folk at TripAdvisor realise there was something fishy about Oscar’s.
Britain’s biggest budget airline cancelled a late-night flight – then told passengers to wait 86 years and one day for a replacement.
Hoshyar Zebari tells Patrick Cockburn that Syria’s President will ‘survive’ rebel uprising
Meeting would be the first time the Syrian government has met face-to-face with rebel groups since the start of the two year-long civil war
More than 300 police were involved in the Belgian operations
When you have little or no opportunity to shop around, it's easy to get ripped-off
French inspectors had wanted to speak to Zaid Al-Hilli for months