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Syria Chemical Weapons

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 Return To Damascus

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.N. chemical weapons inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to continue investigating allegations of chemical weap...

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. ...

Joshua Hersh

Hezbollah Leader Denies Syria Chemical Weapons Claim | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The leader of the Lebanese political party and militia Hezbollah in a speech on Monday night strongly denied charges that his group had acqu...

Obama Is Threading the Needle on Syria and Iran

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Ian Reifowitz

Had President Obama ordered missile strikes on Syria, Iran's ally, the moderate forces in Tehran might well have been undercut to the point that they couldn't have made the concessions necessary to achieve that kind of deal.

Assad: Syria Will Allow Access To Chemical Sites

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad pledged in an interview broadcast Monday to honor an agreement to surrender Syria's stockpile of chemic...

Russia Slams U.S. Intentions In Syria Chemical Weapons Deal

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday criticised what it said were Western attempts to use a Syrian chemical arms disarmament deal to seek a U....

On Invoking the Deaths of Children: Where Does the Real "Moral Obscenity" Lie?

Eric Reeves | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

To suggest that the terrors of children in Darfur, their pain and agony, as well as their deaths are any less "morally obscene" than gas attacks on children in Syria is a painfully invidious comparison -- the more so since in the end, it is politically expedient.

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Reviews Syria's Arsenal

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Technical experts at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were reviewing Saturday a further disclosure f...

If America Were Syria

Barry Lando | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Our eyes glaze over when we read statistics of the horrific mayhem ravaging Syria. Numbers lose all meaning. One way for Americans to appreciate what those figures mean is to compute what the impact would be if the same tragedy were devastating the United States.

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...

Syria Submits Chemical Weapons Inventory

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Syria has sent the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons an "initial declaration" outlining its weapons ...

The UN General Assembly Bingo and/or Drinking Game

MP Nunan | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy
MP Nunan

It's that time of year again! It's the UN General Assembly -- when representatives from 193 countries around the world descend on Midtown Manhattan to end poverty and stop wars by engaging in the caliber of discussion that embodies humanity's highest ideals.

WATCH: Syrian Children Brave Bombs To Attend School

The Huffington Post | Erin McDonough | Posted 09.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

More than 900 days after the start of the war in Syria, thousands of Syrian children returned to school on Sunday. Lina Sergie Attar, who runs Camp Ze...

Putin's Reincarnation as a Statesman

Allan Topol | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Allan Topol

Our leaders, President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, must never forget the character of this man whom they are counting on to rescue them from the Syrian quagmire. Mr. Putin is no white knight.

Better Than Lucky

Christopher Holshek | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

As the once-too-near and perhaps future disaster of the Syrian crisis is again reminding us, Team America has lost much of its margin for error, shrinking further in a decade of austerity.

Russia, U.S. to Help Syria Transition Back to Killing Its Population With Regular Weapons

Spencer Green | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Russian diplomat Leonid Kupetsky says that this is an important step for international diplomacy. "The faster President Assad returns to his normal forms of slaughter, the faster the United States, Russia, and the rest of the world can return to ignoring it."

Why Obama's Syria Debacle Remains on Point

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Should the civil war be left unchecked, it will inevitably spill over to the rest of the region with horrific regional ramifications. The U.S. simply cannot afford to be passive when the stakes are so high.

Rocket Trajectory Links Chemical Weapons To Syrian Troops

AP | ZEINA KARAM and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The trajectory of the rockets that delivered the nerve agent sarin in last month's deadly attack is among the key evidence linking elit...

Syria Rebels: It's Not The Chemical Weapons, Stupid

The Huffington Post | Erin Mcdonough | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

UN chemical weapons inspectors are scheduled to return to Syria within weeks to continue their investigation, following the release of their initial r...

Germany Admits It Sold Syria Chemicals

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

BERLIN, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Germany exported 111 tonnes of chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006 that could be used in the product...

Norquist: Obama 'Being Led Around By His Nose' By Putin

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Conservative anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Syria has "weakened" the president...

Syria Gives Russia Chemical Weapons Evidence

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Syria has turned over materials to Russia which aim to show that a chemical weapons attack last month was carried out by the rebels, a top R...

UN Inspector: Team To Return To Syria Within Weeks

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

STOCKHOLM — The chief U.N. chemical weapons inspector says his team will return to Syria "within weeks" to complete the investigation it had sta...

Taming the Gigaton Gorilla: Using Syria Diplomacy to Help Avoid U.S.-Russia Nuclear War

Seth Baum | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Seth Baum

The Syrian civil war has already caused over 100,000 deaths. As tragic as this is, it is miniscule compared to the massive and potentially permanent g...