World Bulletin/News Desk
A Russian proposal for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a Western strike would not stop the bloodshed in the country, the Gulf Arab States said on Tuesday.
Arab Gulf states, attending the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) held at the foreign ministry level, said that Syrian President Bashar Assad must be punished for using chemical weapons against his own people.
Urging the international community to Syria, Arab Gulf states renewed their demands for the United Nations Security Council to take deterrent measures against Assad's government over an August 21 chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 people.
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, Secretary General of the Council Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and Saudi FM Saud Al Faisal were amonng the attendants.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia that any steps to annex Ukraine's Crimea region would close the door to diplomacy, as Russian military took control of some 11 border checkpoints in Crimea
Dozens of homes and sugar plantations were reportedly razed to the ground
Meanwhile, five Christian anti-balaka militiamen were killed Saturday in an attack on Kilometer 5, a predominantly Muslim district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, eyewitnesses said.
An Egyptian court has ordered the release of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltag.
As recently as 2012, Hungary was found guilty of violating Article 5(1) of the European Convention of Human Rights by the European Court of Human Rights in regards to the detention of asylum seekers.
More than 300 Palestinian women participated in the protest, which was organized by a Qalandia women's association on the occasion of the International Women's Day.
Far-right Orthodox groups in Bulgaria have been calling on volunteers to fight in Ukraine for Russian forces.
European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said he did not believe Russia switching off Europe's gas supply would be in their interests.
Armed men are marking the homes of Crimean Tatars as the peninsula heads towards a referendum to join Russia, a move the Crimean Tatars oppose.
121 children are believed to have died in the drought-hit Thar desert şn the last three months.
Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister Habib al-Adly and six other Interior Ministry officials are accused of inciting the killing of hundreds of protesters during the January 25 revolution, which ended Mubarak's autocracy.
The Polish foreign ministry advised all Polish nationals to leave Crimea.
Last week, the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) announced the suspension of talks between Khartoum and the SPLM-N.
China will sell the Yuan-class diesel-electric submarines to its close regional ally in line with a contract that is already “in an advanced stage”.
Rebels who declared independence from the Tripoli government have started exporting oil.
In recent weeks, Egypt has repeatedly closed the Rafah crossing, which – due to an ongoing, eight-year Israeli siege – represents Gaza's only window to the outside world.