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A woman affected by what activists say was a gas attack on the town of Telminnes breathes through an oxygen mask at Bab al-Hawa hospital, where she was transferred to, close to the Turkish border, April 21, 2014.

China Says Probing Reports Chinese Chlorine Used in Syria Attack

Analysts believe there is a coordinated chlorine bomb campaign, with growing evidence government side is dropping weapons More

A woman affected by what activists say was a gas attack in the town of Telminnes is transferred to Bab al-Hawa hospital to receive treatment, April 21, 2014.

Syria Hands Over 86 Percent of Chemical Weapons

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Syria delivered another batch of chemicals to port of Latakia to be destroyed offshore on a US ship More

FILE - Passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, April 16, 2014.

Saudi Arabia Reports 11 New Cases of MERS Virus

Four cases recorded in Riyadh, six in Jeddah, one in Mecca More

FILE - A US Apache helicopter fires a rocket.

US to Deliver Apache Helicopters to Egypt, Relaxing Hold on Aid

John Kerry certified to Congress that Egypt met key criteria allowing Washington to free up some aid which had been suspended last year More

Soldier stands guard outside state security court where suspected al-Qaida militants attend hearing, Sanaa, April 22, 2014.

Gunmen Kill 4 Yemen Security Officers

Attacks follow aerial strikes, which reportedly involved US drones, that killed 55 al-Qaida militants More

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Gunmen Kill 4 Yemen Security Officers

Attacks follow aerial strikes, which reportedly involved US drones, that killed 55 al-Qaida militants

Arab League Criticizes Syrian Election Plan

Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby says holding an election in Syria while civil war rages will only obstruct international efforts to resolve the conflict

Thailand Reacts to Plots Targeting Israelis

Authorities hope arrest of two Lebanese suspects will disrupt plot to attack young Israeli tourists

Video Syria Sets Presidential Election Amid Reports of Chemical Weapons Use

Presidential elections will be held June 3; Rebels have recently alleged that the government has been using chemical weapons

Saudi Arabia Replaces Health Minister Amid MERS Fears

Abdullah al-Rabeeah, who on Sunday told a news conference there was no medical reason to impose stricter preventative measures against spread of the virus, has been made an adviser to the Royal Court, a decree said

33 Killed in Insurgent Attacks Across Iraq

Dozens wounded in separate attacks in several cities

US Investigating Possible Chemical Attack in Syria

US says it has indications that toxic chemicals were released in a rebel area this month

Tunisian Diplomat Urges Government to Negotiate With Libyan Kidnappers

A video message published on social media shows kidnapped diplomat Mohammed Bel Sheikh crying and calling on his government to negotiate his release

Syria to Hold June 3 Presidential Vote

Announcement by Assad comes despite bloody three-year civil war in his country, coincides with warplanes over capital and violence in and around all five major cities

Top Palestinian Cleric, Israel Trade Barbs

Most senior Islamic cleric in Jerusalem says Israeli police hurled stun grenades into al-Aqsa mosque; Israel denies

Egypt Leftist to Challenge Sissi in Presidential Bid

Former Egyptian army general Abdel el-Sissi to face Hamdeen Sabahi in election scheduled for late May

14 Killed in Violence Across Iraq

Nearly 50 people wounded in series of attacks, including coordinated assault on Shi'ite university in Baghdad Sunday
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