It is possible to respond to the allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria without the unanimous backing o f the United Nations Security Council, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Aug. 26, Reuters reported.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Pakistan on Aug. 26 for meetings with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the stalled reconciliation process with the Afghan Taliban, a senior government official said, NBC News reported.
Russia is concerned about recent U.S. statements indicating its readiness to intervene militarily in the Syrian conflict, according to a statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry after a phone call between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Interfax reported Aug. 26.
A United Nations team will inspect the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, but a United States official said the development was "too late to be credible," ABC Online reported Aug. 25.
A mob of some 1,000 Buddhists burned down dozens of Muslim homes and stores in northwestern Myanmar early Aug. 25, after police refused to hand over a Muslim man suspected of sexual assault, AP reported.
Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Masoud Jayazeri has condemned U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's comments on Washington's review of military options in Syria, and has warned that an intervention would have dire consequences for the United States, FNA reported Aug. 25.