The Russian President also called on the Obama administration to present the evidence behind its claims
Britain and US spell out catalogue of chemical weapons atrocities as the threat to supply arms to Assad’s enemies risks rift with Russians
A government official said that Mr Ryoo had intended to say that North Korea has long been ready to conduct a nuclear test
$1 billion move follows increasingly aggressive rhetoric from the secretive regime
Al-Qa'ida-linked militants step up their campaign of atrocities, raping women and young girls and recruiting boy soldiers
Mali's prime minister has presented his resignation on state television, hours after soldiers who led a recent coup arrested him at his home in Bamako.
Political allies signed electoral pact in what is seen as an attempt to avoid trial at The Hague
The Israeli-Hamas conflict is putting the Obama administration at odds with two of its most important partners in the Middle East, threatening to undermine other US objectives in the region at a time of political upheaval.
The UN Security Council overcame deep divisions to unanimously approve a statement condemning Syria's shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children "in the strongest terms."
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has opened talks on a new bid for international recognition at the UN, but didn't specify exactly when he will ask the General Assembly to vote.
Taking the podium at the United Nations yesterday, David Cameron accused two of the world's leading powers, China and Russia, of blocking international efforts to halt the war in Syria and suggested they had "aided and abetted" President Assad's "reign of terror".
PM delivers outspoken attack on China and Russia's inaction in face of Assad's atrocities
Moscow backing of Assad leaves hopes for united front in tatters
A string of bomb blasts ripped through Syria yesterday, including three powerful explosions in the north-western city of Idlib – killing nine people – highlighting the momentous challenge facing the UN monitoring mission as it attempts to shore up a threadbare ceasefire.
As the UN team drove out of the Damascus suburb of Douma yesterday, regime tanks were said to have rolled in – offering another indication that President Bashar al-Assad is adopting a strategy of brutal mass punishment for those who turn out to show observers their discontent with the regime.
The African Union mediator, Thabo Mbeki, has urged the UN Security Council to act to stop the fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, warning that the sides are locked in a "logic of war" with hardliners increasingly in control.