Global Week in Review: Protests Ignite in Brazil and Turkey

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  • Alicia Keys’ Upcoming Israel Concert Draws Ire
  • Congo M23 Rebels Claim Government Ended Talks
  • Obama Pledges to Back Syrian Rebels
  • Mugabe Agrees to Later Election Dates in Zimbabwe
  • FIFA Confirms African World Cup Finals
  • Remembering Mandela's Legacy on Youth Day
  • Tourist Darling Gambia Accused of Human Rights Abuses
  • Turkish Protesters Fall Silent to Sustain Demonstrations
  • Brazil Sends Security Forces to Suppress Protests
  • Death Toll in Indian Monsoon Flooding Surpasses 500
  • Afghanistan Halts Peace Talks With U.S. and Taliban
  • Number of Global Refugees Reaches 19-Year High
  • Syrian War Up for Debate at G8 Summit
  • Mandela Family Expresses Gratitude
  • Italian Politician Calls for First Black Minister’s “Rape”

Obama Pledges to Back Syrian Rebels

After learning of alleged chemical weapons being used by the Syrian government in the country’s two-year war, President Barack Obama pledged to begin assisting Syrian rebels. The Syrian government fired back, accusing the United States of lying and using “cheap tactics.”

(Photo: AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

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