"I would like to say to President Obama: Please do everything you can to get our family out," Chen told CNN.
Russia: Obama administration officials will make the case that the U.S. European missile defense plan doesn't threaten Russia during today's international missile defense conference in Moscow.
Syria: And Sen. John KerryJohn KerryCongress, Trump need a united front to face down Iran One year ago today we declared ISIS atrocities as genocide Trump’s realism toward Iran is stabilizing force for Middle East MORE (D-Mass.) wraps up a Middle East trip during which he'd said he planned to meet with “a lot of the players” in the Syrian crisis, including officials from the Gulf states, Turkey and Jordan.
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Syrian security forces stormed a college campus and killed four students just hours before Syrian officials met with former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to discuss cease-fire terms.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) kept up his fight for the Balochistan's right to self-determination by penning a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani calling the country a “failed state.”
The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution threatening sanctions against Sudan and South Sudan if they don't lay down arms by Friday. The resolution calls on the two countries to “immediately cease all hostilities; unconditionally withdraw all of their armed forces to their side of the border; activate, within one week, the necessary border security mechanisms; and immediately cease hostile propaganda and inflammatory statements in the media.”
The Security Council also announced a package of sanctions in response to North Korea's April 16 missile launch.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in as a member of Parliament.
Aid groups are under suspicion in Pakistan following last year's raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound.
Clashes between anti-military protesters and unknown attackers left 11 people dead just three weeks before presidential elections in Egypt.