Syria

Afghan candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatens to withdraw from presidential race; Indonesian president-elect to choose cabinet; Japanese officials to meet peers from Burma for first business talks; Zimbabwe and China 'strengthen friendship'; US begins surveillance flights over Syria; and more

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Afghan Candidate Threatens to Withdraw

John Kerry pushes for more conciliatory leadership in Iraq; Japanese PM Abe unveils economic reform package; another South Korean politician bows out of PM race in wake of ferry disaster; Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons; Putin renounces right to use force in Ukraine; and more 

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Kerry Urges Inclusive Iraqi Government

UN special envoy to Syria resigns in frustration; anti-China mob sets fire to foreign-owned factories in Vietnam; Japan reconsiders constitutional use of force; Afghan Taliban appoints new commander; Nigeria ready to negotiate for return of schoolgirls; and more 

International Diplomacy on Syria Falters

Tensions rise in Ukraine; Chinese economy slows; rescue efforts continue for passengers of South Korean ferry; Syrian opposition obtain US weapons; Boko Haram seizes 200 girls from Nigerian school; and more 

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Tensions Rise in Ukraine’s East Ahead of Talks

New concerns for Syria; China dismisses any link between Uighur ethnic minority and missing Malaysian Airlines flight; Taiwanese activists break into parliament to protest trade deal with China; Ukraine's naval headquarters seized; Sri Lanka releases two human rights activists; and more 

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Syria Conflict Stirs New Concern