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  • Inspectors to head to Syria to begin disabling poison gas equipment

    Inspectors to head to Syria to begin disabling poison gas equipment
    WASHINGTON — The fast-paced effort to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons will kick off Tuesday when the first 20 international experts arrive in Damascus to prepare for field inspections. The advance team will meet with senior Syrian officials...
  • Govt. shutdown, tectonic shifts in Middle East could strain Israeli-US relationship

    PARIS -- The shutdown of the American government has been devastating to the United States' international credibility. It undermines the American ability to make a promise, give a guarantee or claim the position of international leadership that...
  • War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate

    War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate
    Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
  • Under U.N. eye, destruction of Syrian chemical weapons begins

    BEIRUT—The historic destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal began on Sunday, as a team of disarmament experts hastened to comply with an international mandate to eliminate the nation’s massive chemical stockpiles by mid-2014....
  • Kerry offers rare, qualified praise of Syria's Assad

    Kerry offers rare, qualified praise of Syria's Assad
    BEIRUT -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry offered qualified praise Monday for the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, crediting Syrian authorities for cooperating with a United Nations mandate to destroy the nation’s stockpiles of...
  • Times journalists answer questions about reporting inside Syria

    Los Angeles Times staff writers Patrick J. McDonnell and Raja Abdulrahim recently returned from reporting trips in Syria. McDonnell, the paper’s Beirut bureau chief, was covering the war from the government side. He wrote about the start of the...
  • Second group of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to Syria

    WASHINGTON — A second wave of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to war-battered Syria this week as the international effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's poison gas program races to meet its United Nations-ordered deadlines, officials said...
  • At border, Israelis watch Syria's civil war through a fortified fence

    SYRIAN BORDER, Golan Heights — From the bunkers and watchtowers along this tense, fortified frontier, Israelis say they can do little more than view from afar the civil warfare raging across the border in Syria. And in a reminder of the...
  • Report: Syrian rebels targeted civilians in Assad's home province

    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel forces killed at least 190 civilians and kidnapped more than 200 others during a much-publicized offensive in the coastal province of Latakia in August, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The allegations in the...
  • Kerry was initially skeptical of U.N. chemical team in Syria

    Kerry was initially skeptical of U.N. chemical team in Syria
    BEIRUT - Before the U.S.-Russia agreement was crafted last month to rid Syria of chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry publicly downplayed the significance of the U.N. investigative team on the ground in Syria. The team, headed by...
  • While we talk, Syrians die

    While we talk, Syrians die
    It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...