| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:06 PM
BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:16 PM
On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security?
The president, who rode into office on a...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:27 PM
More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in Syria on Tuesday during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and Homs, according to official and activist accounts.
The deadliest strike was a car...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons.
More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:48 PM
BEIRUT — The initial consignment of Syria's most toxic chemical weapons material was shipped out of the country Tuesday, international officials said, advancing a cleanup effort widely seen as a success in the midst of a long civil war that has cost...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama travels Monday to New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is scheduled to sit down with world leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also address the General Assembly, focusing...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 1:08 PM
JERUSALEM -- With the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons underway, Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday.
The decision came following an assessment by Israel’s defense...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Syria has delivered less than 5% of its deadliest chemical weapons agents to international authorities a week before a deadline to surrender the entire cache, officials said Wednesday.
The government of President Bashar Assad, which...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:02 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy.
In a statement...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:26 PM
BEIRUT -- The first batch of Syrian chemical weapons material has left the country, according to international officials overseeing the removal and destruction of the government’s toxic arsenal.
"A first quantity of priority chemical materials was...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday warned Syria that it could face punishment by the United Nations Security Council if it fails to surrender its chemical weapons arsenal.
However, the warning was quickly rejected by Russia, a...