The UN has suspended operations in Syria because of the growing danger facing staff there. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama has warned the regime of Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons on his own people.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that a resolution demanding humanitarian aid access in Syria is being honored by neither the government nor rebel fighters.
The Turkish government has blocked YouTube and is outraged over the release of an official recording regarding national and international security questions. The fate of the perpetrators and the government are at stake.
The UN Security Council has held an emergency session at Russia's request. The meeting followed an ultimatum issued by Kyiv to pro-Russian militants to cease the occupation of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.
Syria has dismantled nearly half of its chemical weapons stockpile. While behind schedule, it could still meet the June 30 deadline afterall, says the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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