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If I Am a Mother in Syria

Maha Assabalani | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Maha Assabalani

On Sunday, August 21, 2015, Syrian jets attacked a Damascus suburb in an incident that killed more than 100 people, many of them civilians including children. If I am a mother in Syria, I could never imagine the constant fear of losing a child like this.

Allies to US: ISIS is Not Our Problem

David Paul | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
David Paul

Seymour Hersh may be making his stories up out of whole cloth, but they ring true. We may think we are leading the fight against ISIS today, but none of our allies seem to be following.

Diplomats Suspect Syria Lied About Sarin Nerve Gas Assad Vowed To Surrender

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | World

* Research center said to have developed chemical weapons * Inspectors probing chlorine attacks refused access to Syria ...

Activists Report Another Chemical Weapons Attack By Regime Forces In Syria

AP | CARA ANNA and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syrian activist groups on Wednesday reported another suspected chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib, with one...

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Says Media Is Responsible For 'Malicious Propaganda'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.30.2015 | Media

Earlier this year, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas had been used i...

Activists Say Syrian Forces Attack Town With Chlorine Gas

AP | BASSEM MROUE and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebe...

Not Everything Happening in the Middle East Is Bad

Abdullah Gül | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Abdullah Gül

The removal from Syria of the Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons shows that joint efforts can yield positive results. Likewise, by agreeing to extend the international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, the parties to the talks have kept alive the promise of a final deal, which would be a great victory for multilateral diplomacy.

Investigators: Chlorine Gas Was Used In Syria Attacks

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chemical weapons investigators concluded "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used as a weapon against thr...

O' Syrian Children, We Failed You

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Forgive us / Your innocent souls are much bigger than our guilty ones / We were not up to the task / We were too small / We failed you / We failed you...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Mishandling Of Iraq's Chemical Weapons Worse Than Previously Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest revelations about chemical weapons that may now be under the control of Islamic State militants, The New York Times report...

Kurdish Soccer Team Sparks Swedish FA Ire Over Battle for Kobani, Sparks Debate on What Is Politics?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The dispute over the nature of Dalkurd's support for Kobani raises the question of what the border line is, if there is one, between humanitarian and political aid to groups in distress as a result of conflict as well as the double standards applied by some Western nations.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

ISIS May Have Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State militant group may possess chemical weapons that it has already used to extend its self-proclaimed caliphate, accordin...

US Warns Terrorist Could Get Hold Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power says the United States is concerned that the most dangerous terrorist groups could ge...

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...

Obama Says All Syria's Declared Chemical Weapons Eliminated

AP | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement a...

A Lot Of Dangerous Weapons Are About To Be Destroyed

AP | FRANCESCO SPORTELLI and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

GIOIA TAURO, Italy (AP) — A United States cargo vessel loaded with hundreds of tons of Syria's chemical weapons left an Italian port Wednesday to de...

Frank Underwood, von Clausewitz, Rumsfeld and Yogi Berra

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This past week, to absolutely no fanfare whatever, the last declared chemical weapons left Syria. (Isn't it interesting how the drums of war earn endless media coverage, but the dove of peace flies unnoticed?)

Syria Hands Over Last Of Declared Chemical Weapons Stockpile

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria finished handing over to Western powers Monday the 1,300 tons of chemical weapons it acknowledged possessing, completin...

Syria Attacked Rebels With Chemical Weapons, Human Rights Group Claims

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — An international human rights group said Tuesday it has strong evidence that Syrian army helicopters dropped bombs carrying chlorine g...

Three People in a Room: Me, President Obama and President Putin

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Ranya Alkadamani

I'm imagining President Obama, President Putin and myself in a room. Strange thing to imagine, I suppose. And the one catch is that none of us can come out of the room until we decide what to do with Syria.

Stop the War on International Law

Don Kraus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Don Kraus

Whether you care about stopping climate change, getting rid of nuclear weapons, ending genocide or support human rights for all, it is past time to acknowledge and stop our self-destructive war on international law.

Joshua Hersh

Syria Misses Another Chemical Weapons Benchmark Despite 'Significant Progress'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.27.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- An informal deadline for Syria to export all of its chemical weapons stocks passed on Sunday with the government having come close -- but ...

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...

'80 Percent' Of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT, April 19 (Reuters) - Syria has shipped out or destroyed approximately 80 percent of its declared chemical weapons material, the head of the ...