Mike Corder/USA Today
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was discussing a plan to destroy its estimated 1,000-metric-ton arsenal, which includes mustard gas and the deadly nerve agent sarin. Syria says it wants the weapons destroyed outside the country.
Shihar Aneez and Frank Jack Daniel/Reuters
Leaders of the Commonwealth of mostly former British colonies met in Colombo on Friday for a biennial summit that has brought with it intense scrutiny of Sri Lanka’s human rights record four years after the civil war ended.
Dan Murtaugh, Lananh Nguyen and Eliot Caroom/Businessweek
Chevron Corp. had a furnace fire in the “cracking 2 area” at its Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi that caused the death of one worker. The fire occurred at 2 a.m. local time at the 330,000-barrel-a-day plant on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
Barbara Demick/Los Angeles Times
The Chinese government announced Friday that it will loosen its three-decade-old one-child policy, allowing couples to have a second baby if either parent is an only child, one of a package of reforms enacted at a Communist Party enclave this week.
Austin Ramzy/NY Times
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Philippine Red Cross is searching for bodies, a task that has consumed much of aid workers’ time, even as thousands of residents remain hungry and homeless. The continuing demands for every human necessity — clothing, food, water, shelter, security, sanitation — have left aid workers pulled in all directions.
At least five people have been killed and dozens injured in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after militiamen opened fire on demonstrators. The protesters had marched to the headquarters of the Misrata militia to demand that it leave Tripoli
On Our Flashpoint Blog
Today, the American Security Project hosted a conversation with correspondents Barbara Slavin and Laura Rozen on the recent P5+1 talks. Among the highlights were France’s objections, Iran’s willingness to negotiate, and Congress’ latest actions.
ASP in the News
ASP Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate Andrew Holland wrote an editorial for Weather.com entitled, What Typhoon Haiyan Means for National Security.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 0830 – 0930: The political debate on nuclear power has been stuck on the same debates for 30 years, but the technology has rapidly advanced. What is the outlook for the American nuclear industry? Governor Whitman will address these questions, and more.