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  • Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons

    Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons
    WASHINGTON — The Syrian government submitted an "initial disclosure" of its chemical weapons to international inspectors, officials said Friday, the first step under an ambitious deal that aims to eliminate President Bashar Assad's illicit poison...
  • U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use

    U.N. inspectors have been granted permission to probe three sites in Syria where chemical weapons are suspected to have been used in the nearly 2 1/2-year-old civil war, the world body’s chief announced Wednesday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
  • Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons stockpiles

    WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government submitted an “initial disclosure” of its chemical weapons stockpiles to international inspectors Friday, the first step under a deal to eliminate the illicit poison gas program. Experts at the Organization...
  • Why we should all care about chemical warfare

    Whatever President Barack Obama's threat of U.S. military retaliation for the chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens has accomplished, it reasserted America's moral leadership. However badly Obama handled the run-up to Syrian President Bashar Assad'...
  • A kinder, gentler Iran?

    In an autumn ritual, an Iranian president is once more coming to New York for the United Nations' annual meeting of the heads of state. Media frenzy is likely to follow, as the smiling visage of President Hassan Rouhani dominates the airways next week....
  • Syria may miss first deadline in U.S.-Russia chemical arms deal

    WASHINGTON — The ambitious U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, hit its first delay Wednesday with indications that the Syrian government will not submit an inventory of its...
  • U.S. backs off deadline for Syria to submit chemical weapons list

    WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Russian plan for the removal or destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, appeared to run into trouble Wednesday as the Obama administration backed off a deadline for...
  • Gallup Poll: A majority of Americans turn negative toward Russia

    More Americans have negative views of Russian President Vladimir Putin than at any time since he came to power in 2000, and a majority now see Russia as no friend of the United States, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated. The survey conducted...
  • Russia says it has evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels

    MOSCOW – Russia will submit evidence to the United Nations Security Council implicating Syrian rebels in chemical weapons attacks, including one last month on Damascus suburbs,  Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. “We have plenty...
  • Obama on Syria: Taking a trip through the briar patch

    The commentariat has been in overdrive lately dissecting President Obama's approach to Syria: It is dizzying, incompetent, deceptive, confused or, as columnist Jonah Goldberg put it Tuesday in The Times, a case of "bait-and-switch." Goldberg has a...
  • Obama's blundering has handed Assad a huge victory

    Obama's blundering has handed Assad a huge victory
    Chemical weapons are evil, but you could also say they're a curse. They have a talismanic power to bend and distort U.S. foreign policy. You can ask George W. Bush or Barack Obama. In 2003, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz gave a lengthy...