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Syria Weapons

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...

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...

U.S. Offers To Help Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons

AP | ALBERT AJI and TOBY STERLING | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.S. has offered to help destroy some of the most lethal parts of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile at an offshore facil...

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 ...

Denmark Willing To Transport Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is willing to help take chemical weapons out of Syria by sea and provide bodyguards for a ...

U.S. Offers New Support To Chemical Weapons Destruction Efforts In Syria

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has given 10 armored vehicles to the United Nations to help support efforts to verify and destroy Syria's c...

Syria Chemical Weapons Plans 'Have Never Been Tried Before'

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog is briefing member states on progress...

World Chemical Weapons Watchdog Approves Syria Disarmament Plan

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The world's chemical weapons watchdog approved an ambitious and risky accelerated plan to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal ...

Next Step for Peace in Syria -- Stop the 'Lethal Aid'

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Now that public pressure has foiled U.S. plans to bomb Syria, the next urgent step is to build public pressure for stopping the deluge of weapons into that country.

How The People Pushed Back On Syria..And Won (For Now)

2013-11-07-ScreenShot20131107at3.31.15PM.png | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact

In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why--at least, so far--has the story played out differently with ...

Kerry: Syria Must Do More Than Declare Weapons

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria must do more than just declare its chemical weapons st...

Sam Stein

Obama Official: 'We Have A Good Picture' Of Where Syria's Chemical Weapons Are | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. armed forces have a "good picture" of where Syrian President Bashar Assad is stashing chemical weapons and are confident that fundi...

Bomblets of Death in Syria

Mary Wareham | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Mary Wareham

In the aftermath of the Syrian government's cluster bomb attacks, there have been further casualties, particularly from bomblets that didn't detonate during the attack but exploded later when handled.

Syria's Army: What The West Will Face In Case Of Intervention

HuffPost France | Adrien Oster | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

"We have means of defense that will surprise people," said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Tuesday, August 27, in an apparent warning to the ...

Report: Congress Delays Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons ...

Emily Swanson

Polls Show How Americans Feel About Arming Syrian Rebels | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Most Americans continue to oppose sending weapons to Syrian rebels after the Obama administration announced it would do so last week, according to sev...

The First Real Test for Moderates in the Syrian Opposition

Daniel Nisman | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Since the conflict began in 2011, the growing influence of jihadist groups in Syria has been attributed to a lack of support from Western and moderate powers in the region.

Syrian Army Pounds Rebels Awaiting Promised U.S. Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Syrian artillery and warplanes pounded rebel areas in Damascus on Saturday as President ...

An Interview With Brown Moses, UK-Based Syria Weapons Tracking Pioneer

Ming Holden | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Ming Holden

There aren't just citizen journalists now, sending out YouTube clips to the world. Where Syria is concerned, there are now citizen analysts, scouring that footage for weapons tracking.

Obama To Step Up Support For Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the ...

Syria Needs U.S. Diplomacy, Not Weapons

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Sen. Tom Udall

Assad's enemies may very well be America's enemies. The fact is, we do not know. By flooding the region with heavy weapons, we risk inadvertently arming those who ultimately seek to do our nation harm.

The Cold War Redux?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Michael T. Klare

Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal? Did Russia just signal its further support for Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime via an arms deal?

A Check on Lethal Aid to Syria

Sahr MuhammedAlly | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Sahr MuhammedAlly

Syria is awash with weapons. Introducing more -- whether small arms or sophisticated anti-aircraft platforms -- without robust civilian protection training, accountability for unlawful conduct, and disarmament planning can become lethal for Syrians.

The Hard Realities of Syria

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Politics is often thought of as a game of chess where pieces can be moved around to execute winning strategies. Applying that logic to the Syrian conflict is dangerous and misleading.