- UN: Syrians to be world's biggest refugee group Updated: Feb-25-14 3:33 pm
- US, Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders Updated: Feb-19-14 3:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Syrians could soon overtake Afghans as the world's biggest refugee population, with their numbers expected to pass 4 million by year's end, a top U.N. official said Tuesday.
BRUSSELS - Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope has issued a special appeal for peace. A roundup of Wednesday's international reactions: