Russia seized on an off-the-cuff remark by US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to propose a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. But Western countries and the Syrian opposition are skeptical.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
The North Korean and US leaders have engaged in an escalating war of words in recent months. Tensions revolve around Pyongyang's developing missile and nuclear weapons programs. DW has the best quotes.
Iran has insisted its satellite-bearing rocket did not violate the nuclear deal, but western nations disagree. They have said last month's launch was a 'threatening and provocative step.'
Frustration over Syria is understandable. Nevertheless, Carla Del Ponte's resignation isn't, says Andreas Zumach.
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