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  • McManus: Obama plays for time to avoid 'red line'

    McManus: Obama plays for time to avoid 'red line'
    Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria. For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
  • White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

    White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria
    The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using...
  • Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use

    Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use
    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday said it was not persuaded by U.S. assertions that Syria has used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war and called the decision to send arms to some rebel groups unhelpful. Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Russian...
  • Casey reiterates call for Syria intervention

    Casey reiterates call for Syria intervention
    Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey renewed his call for U.S. intervention in Syria now that the White House has said decisively that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. "The time for U.S. action is overdue," Casey...
  • Arming Syria's rebels

    Arming Syria's rebels
    Having determined that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against his opponents in the country's bloody two-year civil war, the Obama administration is now reportedly preparing to send lethal military aid to rebel...
  • Syria meets deadline for plan to destroy chemical arsenal

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The Syrian government has met an international deadline to submit a detailed declaration of its chemical weapons facilities and a plan to destroy the nation’s toxic arsenal, the group overseeing the disarmament process said...
  • Syria sites for making chemical weapons 'inoperable,' inspectors say

    Syria sites for making chemical weapons 'inoperable,' inspectors say
    BEIRUT — Syria’s chemical weapons production facilities have been rendered “inoperable” ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline for their destruction, the international body overseeing the process said on Thursday. In a statement from its...
  • U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use

    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-...
  • White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack

    White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is asking a team of United Nations inspectors to investigate allegations that hundreds of civilians were killed in a chemical weapons attack in Syria on Wednesday. In a statement, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the...
  • U.N. calls emergency meeting on Syria chemical weapons charges

    U.N. calls emergency meeting on Syria chemical weapons charges
    BEIRUT -- The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting in New York on Wednesday afternoon to discuss allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. The announcement came amid mounting calls for a...
  • Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack

    Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack
    WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress renewed calls Wednesday for the Obama administration to intervene more decisively in the Syrian war after allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack, even as Pentagon officials continued to caution against...