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WORLD’S TOP DIPLOMATS INCLUDING AMERICA’S JOHN KERRY AND RUSSIA’S SERGEI LAVROV TO MEET IN PARIS OVER UKRAINE

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to meet face to face with Russia’s foreign minister in Paris today when the world’s top diplomats get together at 11am E-T. It would be the first conversation between the two since pro-Russian forces took … read more

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NO BREAKTHROUGH IN SYRIAN PEACE TALKS

Representatives of Syria’s government and the Western-backed opposition were in the same room twice today in Geneva. They didn’t speak directly, instead making their points through a UN diplomat. He’s trying to find common ground before the two sides start … read more

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THE CANADIAN ANGLE TO THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the group that is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. The Norwegian Nobel Committee says it’s honouring the Netherlands-based global watchdog, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for … read more

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CANADIAN AUTHOR SCOTT ANDERSON EXPLORES HISTORY OF MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Canadian zoomer author Scott Anderson has a new book that chronicles the Arab revolt of the First World War and the political manoeuvering to establish the modern middle east. Anderson’s book is called Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, … read more

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WEST SAYS UN REPORT CONFIRMS SARIN USE BY ASSAD REGIME

Western leaders say there is no doubt that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people last month. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has presented a report by chemical … read more

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THE U.S. AND RUSSIA AGREE ON THE FATE OF SYRIA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

The U.S. and Russia have reached an agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. The framework of the agreement states that they be destroyed by mid-2014, and imposes U.N. penalties if the Syrian government does not comply. The deal was announced … read more

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OBAMA CONTINUES TO MAKE THE CASE FOR AN ATTACK ON SYRIA.

The President of the United States is sending his Secretary of State to try to work out a solution to a dispute over Russia’s proposal to strip Syria of its stockpile of chemical weapons. Barack Obama says John Kerry will … read more

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AMERICA, BRITAIN AND FRANCE SUPPORT RUSSIAN INITIATIVE ON SYRIA

Britain will join France and the United States in advancing a U.N. Security Council resolution to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. British Prime Minister David Cameron told a parliamentary committee today that the proposal should be taken very … read more

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SYRIA AGREES TO SURRENDER CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Syria is bowing to pressure from its allies and has agreed to place its chemical weapons under international control. Syria’s foreign minister has agreed to a proposal from the Russian government to surrender its weapons to avoid an attack by … read more

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WAY OUT OF SYRIAN CRISIS PRESENTED BY RUSSIA

  US Deputy National Security Advisor, Tony Blinken say the Obama administration will consider a Russian proposal  to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. The proposal comes after talks in Moscow and is described by the Syrian Foreign Minister … read more

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