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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was praised by the Nobel committee. (JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Group That Fights Chemical Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to stop the chemical warfare that has haunted the world from Hitler’s gas chambers to […]

10/11/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uses a diagram of a bomb to describe Iran's nuclear program while delivering his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Warns Nuclear Weapons Could Fall Into Wrong Hands

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that nuclear weapons could fall into the wrong hands of a “murderous” regime if the international community lifts sanctions on Iran without ensuring the guaranteed end to uranium enrichment.

10/10/2013

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

US, Russia Set for First Talks Since Syria Deal

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West.

10/06/2013

The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for immediate access into Syria to provide desperately needed aid, expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.  (ALICE Martins/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Urges Immediate Humanitarian Access to Syria

The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for immediate access into Syria to provide desperately needed aid, expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

10/02/2013

Syria's foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Says Government Fighting ‘Terrorists’ Who Eat Human Hearts

Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.

09/30/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Peace Process Is Stillborn’ In Syria

President Barack Obama, in a planned address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, said that the “peace process is stillborn” in regards to resolving civil war currently plaguing Syria.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during the International Civil Society event on Sept. 23, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Signal Willingness To Engage With New Iranian Government

Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Annual Phoenix Awards on Sept. 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Opens Meetings At UN With Diplomatic Opportunities On Vexing Issues

President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran’s disputed nuclear program, Syria’s chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

09/23/2013

File photo of a courthouse.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Army Vet Fighting In Syria Gets Plea Deal

An Army veteran accused of fighting alongside an al-Qaida-affiliated group of Syrian rebels has been released from jail following a secret plea deal.

09/20/2013

File photo of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: U.N. Report Shows ‘Assad Regime Is Guilty’ Of Carrying Out Chemical Attack

While speaking during a daily press briefing, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the resolve of President Barack Obama’s administration had their resolve reinforced to take action following an attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad on rebel factions during which chemical weapons were used.

09/19/2013

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