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Syria Chemical Attack

Report: Chlorine Gas Was Likely Used In Syria Earlier This Year

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villag...

UN Panel: Syrian Govt. 'Likely' Used Chemical Weapons On Civilians In April

AP | DIAA HADID and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while ne...

Evidence Of Chemical Attack In Syria This Month: State Department

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | World

(Adds quotes from Psaki, paragraphs 6-7, 12-15) By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - The United States h...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Syrian Opposition Says It Has Evidence Of Chlorine Gas Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

BEIRUT, April 14 (Reuters) - Syrian opposition activists have posted photographs and video that they say shows an improvised chlorin...

Syria Will Worsen Over Next Decade, Intelligence Community Reports

Jack Cahn | Posted 05.12.2014 | Teen
Jack Cahn

The situation in Syria will only get worse. Foreign policy experts in Washington warned on Thursday that the war in Syria will "grind on."

Alleged Victim Qusai Zakarya: The Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria Was Like Judgment Day

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

On August 21, 2013 at around 4:45am, Qusai Zakarya heard terrifying alarms coming from the Syrian capital Damascus. "It was the kind of noise you...

Max J. Rosenthal

'Everyone Is Running And Falling On The Ground, Dying And Suffocating'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- The rockets came in the early morning, shattering both the peace and the buildings as the residents of Moadamiyeh were barely standing up fr...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Army Fires Chemical Weapons, Killing 3, Activists Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian activists allied with anti-government rebels alleged early Tuesday that the Syrian Army fired chemical weapons on a Damascus suburb, ...

Syria's Chemical Weapons May Be Destroyed In.. Albania

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog was meeting Friday to endorse a plan to destroy Syria's deadly poison gas ...

Syria Destroyed All Of Its Chemical Weapons Facilities, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an...

Norway Rejects U.S. Request To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

OSLO, Norway -- OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says his country has turned down a U.S. request to receive Syria's chemical weapons fo...

Extremist Groups In Syria Hobble Efforts To Replace Assad

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him...

'Save Us From Death'

Reuters | Oliver Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mouadamiya under siege for over a year * Residents say "the humanitarian situation is tragic" By Oliver Holmes ...

Living With Sarin

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ZAMALKA, Syria, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Sixteen-year-old Mohammad al Zeibaa lost his entire family in the sarin gas attack east of Damascus six weeks ago,...

UN Weapons Experts Begin Syria Mission Amid Clashes

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT — BEIRUT (AP) — As deadly clashes raged on the edge of Damascus, international inspectors left their hotel on Wednesday to start work o...

Dehumanizing the Inhuman: Ghouta, Halabja and Crimes Against 'Humanity'

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Greig Lamont

The inhumanity of the Ghouta attacks has been subsumed within a series of larger, geopolitical questions: What is the world, what is the UK, what is the U.S. to do?

UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors Returning To Syria

AP | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

GENEVA — The United Nations says the team of chemical weapons inspectors led by Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom will return to Syria on Wednesday. ...

Obama's Principled "Red Line" on Syria (Which, By the Way, Worked)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

No good deed goes unpunished, as the French say. Case in point: President Obama's drawing and holding a "red line" against Syrian president Bashar al...

Putin: Rebels Launched Chemical Attack As 'Sly' Provocation

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

VALDAI, Russia — Russia has strong grounds to believe that Syrian rebels were responsible for the country's chemical attack, President Vladimir ...

Russian News Site Airs Dubious Video Claiming To Show Syrian Rebels Using Sarin

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

A Russian news outlet has aired a series of videos purporting to show Syrian rebels using sarin gas in the Aug. 21 chemical attack. Problem is, nobody...

'If Assad Fails To Comply... There Will Be Consequences'

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

PARIS -- The French foreign minister says an international conference to reach a political solution in Syria will include the opposition and will take...

Kerry: We Have A Deal

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

GENEVA — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military ac...

In U.S. Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not easy or quick to get rid of a nation's chemical weapons. Just ask the United States. Three decades after the U.S. started...

Obama's Profile in Courage

Lanny Davis | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

In my view, Barack Obama's speech on Syria this week was the high point of his presidency. Ultimately it could cement his place in history the way President Kennedy's courage and resolve during the Cuban missile crisis did for him.