ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that supplies could end up in the wrong hands and the general chaos engulfing the nation.
The rebel Free Syrian Army fighting President Bashar al-Assad said the US and British moves were rushed and mistaken. "We hope our friends will rethink and wait for a few days when things will be clearer," FSA spokesman Louay Meqdad said.
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era law banning gay sex, which had been thrown out by a lower court in 2009. The ruling was seen as a major setback for gay rights in the world's largest democracy and shocked activists, who had expected the court to uphold the decision made four years ago.
While John Kerry admitted a nuclear deal with Iran may yet fail, he urged Congress on Tuesday to avoid any new sanctions that would threaten the “delicate” diplomatic agreement.
The United States Secretary of State underwent intense grilling before the Foreign Affairs Committee, defending the deal struck between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 Nations last month.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych slammed opposition calls for revolution as a "threat to national security" as he met his predecessors in a bid to defuse an escalating standoff over a rejected EU pact.