An umbrella opposition group fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected Russia’s proposal which would see the regime hand over control of the chemical weapons.
Security officials in Libya say an explosion caused serious damage to Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in Benghazi early Wednesday morning.
Russia’s foreign minister is urging Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control as pressure mounts in the West for military intervention.
Syrian President Bashar Assad warned the United States that it could face “repercussions” if a military strike is launched.
U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, an advocate for humanitarian intervention, is trying to convince Security Council members about the need for a U.S. strike against Syria at the U.N. Headquarters.
A Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “guardedly optimistic” that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.
Two U.N. agencies said the number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has topped the one million mark Friday.
The Muslim Brotherhood called for nationwide marches after Friday prayers and a “day of rage” to denounce this week’s unprecedented bloodshed.
According to CBS News, the Egyptian Health Ministry said Thursday that the death toll from clashes between police and supporters of the country’s ousted president had risen to 421 and are expected to continue rising.
A growing number of Americans want President Obama’s signature health care legislation repealed.