Middle East

Syrian activists say government launched gas attack; Bo Xilai's trial begins in eastern China; Japanese PM to tour Middle East; China and Kenya sign $5 billion in deals; third bailout for Greece; and more

Top of the Agenda: Syrian Activists Claim Chemical Attack

Keita wins Mali election; South Korean and Russian officials meet to discuss denuclearising North Korea; Pakistan PM urges new beginning with India; US embassies across Middle East and North Africa reopen; and more

Top of the Agenda: Keita Wins Mali Election

US closes embassies in Middle East and North Africa amid heightened potential terrorist threat; Philippines awaits "positive response" to invitation to Chinese foriegn minister; US military helicopter crashes in Okinawa; bomb explodes at Buddhist temple in Jakarta; Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked by Mugabe supporters; and more

Top of the Agenda: Washington Closes Embassies in Mideast, North Africa

Obama recommits to closing Guantanamo; Japan wants to sell nuclear infrastructure to Middle East; Malaysia to hold elections this week; anti-Muslim violence in Burma destroys mosques and kills at least one person; three British soldiers killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Renews Vow to Close Guantánamo

Hillary Clinton on way to Middle East to try to defuse Gaza crisis; South China Sea dispute dominates ASEAN summit; China appoints new leader in Chongqing, once led by disgraced Bo Xilai; former Sarkozy ally to head French opposition party; EU partially acknowledges new Syrian coalition; and more

Top of the Agenda: Clinton to Visit Middle East as Gaza Crisis Escalates