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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shown before boarding a helicopter to Amman, Jordan, in 2013. A report says that Germany inadvertently eavesdropped on at least one of Kerry's calls in the Middle East.
August 16, 2014 Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.
August 17, 2012 Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and longtime U.N. troubleshooter, will try to broker a peace between the Assad regime and its opponents.
UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan looks on before a meeting at his office at the United Nations Offices in Geneva.
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August 2, 2012 Annan could never bridge divisions both in the country and within the United Nations Security Council.
July 10, 2012 The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates around 12,000 of those killed have been civilians.
Saturday: In this picture provided by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network, people watch the mass burial of victims from Friday's violence in Houla.
May 29, 2012 Fewer than 20 of the 108 people killed Friday in Houla died from artillery fire, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights' office. Syrian diplomats are being expelled from countries around the world in response.
May 27, 2012 The nonbinding statement had the support of Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The U.N. says at least 108 people, including 49 children and 34 women, died in the town of Houla.
April 11, 2012 Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad continue to attack those who oppose the regime, activists say.
March 27, 2012 President Bashar Assad's regime has previously agreed to other peace plans, however, to little or no effect. And there are reports of fighting today near the border with Lebanon.
Two soldiers watch 134 tons of marijuana seized by the Mexican Army burn in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico, in October 2010.
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June 2, 2011 The effort has had "devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," the Global Commission on Drug Policy says. Its members include former Secretary of State George Shultz and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. The panel's report says governments should end the criminalization of marijuana and other controlled substances.
June 16, 2008 Two conversations today fit the "don't hear much about" category ...
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