US Secretary of State will meet British Foreign Secretary as America continues its hardline campaign to rally support for military strike against Assad
President makes strong case for air strikes – but there is no guarantee the legislature will back him
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
The move, which comes in defiance of a resolution issued by the UN on Tuesday, is likely to once again raise tensions in the region over the North Korean missile program
Downing Street said UK troops will not engage in combat operations in Mali but transport planes will provide logistical assistance
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.
Critics allege country's government has created a buffer state in eastern Congo led by its allies
Defence chief commands rebels guilty of huge human rights abuses, says dossier
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.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a General Assembly session today that monitors trying to access the site of an alleged massacre in Syria were shot at by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
UN envoy's mission to Damascus ends in failure with Assad as defiant as ever
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.