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Russia Issues Warning About Syria Strike

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

VIENNA -- Russia is warning that a U.S. strike on Syria's atomic facilities might result in a nuclear catastrophe and is urging the U.N. to present a ...

Obama Warns Credibility At Stake

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

STOCKHOLM -- President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress's credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in S...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Voice Skepticism Over Syria Strike Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's push to strike Syria ran into a skeptical Congress Tuesday, but the chairman of the Senate Committee on Forei...

Rebels Claim They Have Evidence Of Chemical Attack In March

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A forensic expert with evidence President Bashar al-Assad's government used chemical ...

France: Syrian Attack Involved 'Massive Use Of Chemical Agents'

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

PARIS — A French intelligence report on Monday alleged that the Syrian regime launched an attack on Aug. 21 that involved a "massive use of chem...

Russia Wants To Send Delegation To U.S. To Discuss Syria

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin proposed on Monday to send a delegation of Russian lawmakers to the United States to discuss the situation in ...

Russia: U.S. Evidence Of Syrian Chemical Attack 'Absolutely Unconvincing'

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The information the U.S. showed Moscow trying to prove that the Syrian regime was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack is "absolutely u...

NATO Chief: Syrian Regime Behind Chemical Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

BRUSSELS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - NATO's secretary-general said on Monday he had seen evidence convincing him Syrian authorities were behind a deadly che...

Iraq War Haunts Obama On Syria

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The painful legacy of the Iraq war has complicated President Barack Obama's efforts to muster support for military action against S...

Obama Says He Hasn't Made Final Decision On Syria Attack

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said he has not made a final decision on a Syria attack. Obama said he is considering a "limited narrow act," and called a S...

Syrian Activist Who Filmed Atrocities Paid With Their Lives

Foreign Policy | David Kenner | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

Syrian activists took the YouTube videos that dragged America to the brink of war -- and then paid with their lives....

Treat Chemical Weapons Differently From Nuclear Weapons

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

The Obama administration has dug itself a hole in Syria by treating chemical weapons like nuclear weapons. While both are weapons of mass destruction, they are critically different on three key dimensions.

Lines Must Be Drawn In Syria

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

War is contrary to the will of God. That is a foundational belief of mine. Any time force is used it must be seen as a failure of the human imagination to develop the just peace needed to free the world from on-going conflicts.

For UN Inspectors In Syria, It's All In The Samples

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM, Aug 29 (Reuters) - With the world watching and a U.S.-led strike on hold, U.N. inspectors investigating ...

Obama Makes Case For Syria Strike

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Oliver Holmes WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, Aug 29 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his allies sought to convince cau...

Russia Calls Urgent UN Security Council Meeting On Syria

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — A meeting of the U.N. Security Council's permanent members ended quickly Thursday with no sign of progress on an agreement over...

France: Military Ready To Go To Syria

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

PARIS — France said openly Thursday for the first time that its military is preparing for a possible operation in Syria – but President Fr...

Assad: 'Syria Will Defend Itself'

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad vowed Thursday that "Syria will defend itself" against Western military strikes over a suspected chemic...

UN Teams Tour Syria Attack Sites, Activists Say

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad vowed Thursday that "Syria will defend itself" against Western military strikes over a suspected chemic...

Ban Ki-moon Pleads For More Time To Conduct Syria Probe

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

VIENNA — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syri...

Intelligence On Chemical Weapons Is No 'Slam Dunk'

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack is no "slam dunk," with...

UN Chemical Weapons Experts Head To Damascus Suburb, Activists Say

AP | ALBERT AJI and KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By ALBERT AJI and KARIN LAUB, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria -- U.N. chemical weapons experts headed to a Damascus suburb on Wednesday for a ...

UN Security Council Set For Clash Over Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria o...

UN: Evidence Suggests Some Chemical 'Substance' Was Used In Syria Attack

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

GENEVA — Evidence suggests that some kind of "substance" was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people, but any military strike ...

Obama: U.S. Concludes Syrian Gov. Is Behind Chemical Weapons

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has "concluded" that the Syrian government carrie...