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Former Iran hostage crisis spokeswoman named VP

09/10/2013 12:00pm
Iran's president has named as vice president a hardliner-turned-reformer who was spokeswoman for hostage-takers at the U.S. Embassy after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an adviser said.

Russia chemical arms plan upends Syria showdown

09/10/2013 12:12pm
A Russian-brokered proposal to place Syria's chemical arsenal under international control for eventual destruction would resonate far beyond Damascus and highlight the stakes at play among Assad's friends, foes and nervous bystanders struggling with the complexities of Syria's civil war.

Securing Syria's arsenal is rife with challenges

09/10/2013 6:26pm
Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under international control for dismantling would involve a lengthy and complicated operation made more difficult by a deep lack of trust _ not to mention the lack of an inventory.