Due to the foggy intelligence emanating out of Syria, it is unclear whether president Assad authorized the use of chemical weapons if the rebels had used them, US vice president Joe Biden said stepping back from the unanimous rhetoric of the recent days.
Ahead of Saturday’s elections in Pakistan the Taliban is intensifying its attacks, vowing to cripple voter turnout. In the latest move of intimidation, gunmen have abducted another candidate, the son of a former prime minister.
The new $700 million high-tech stage is opening at the Mariinsky Theater in Russia’s northern ‘cultural’ capital, St. Petersburg. The Mariinsky Ballet and Opera have proved immensely popular all over the world for the past two centuries.
In the Iceland parliamentary polls, the center-right opposition party has emerged victorious, capturing 26.7 percent of the vote. The Social Democrats, who steered the nation through an economic crisis and towards EU membership, have been ousted.
The official number of hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay reached 100 on Saturday – three more than the day before. Twenty of the detainees are receiving enteral feeds, five of whom are being observed in a detainee hospital.
The family of a British WWII hero has put the pilot's war memorabilia up on sale as they struggle to pay off the old man's nursing care. UK veterans and elderly increasingly face financial difficulties with a slow economy and hiking commodity prices.