| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:11 AM
BEIRUT — Inspectors working under a tight deadline to destroy Syria’s extensive chemical arsenal are off to an encouraging start but may need limited cease-fires to complete their task in the midst of a raging civil war, the head of the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON — A second team of international inspectors will be deployed to Syria as the closely watched effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons gathers steam, officials said Tuesday.
The Organization for the Prohibition of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:52 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian state television on Tuesday broadcast footage of what it said were disarmament inspectors at work in Syria as a second team of chemical weapons experts was preparing to leave for the war-battered nation.
The video showed a pair...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:09 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:11 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- Syrian President Bashar Assad has the right to decide whether to participate in elections next year, Information Minister Omran Zoubi told reporters in Damascus on Tuesday, insisting that Syrians want him to remain in office.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:17 AM
In a world of tanks and fighter jets, chemical hazard detection devices aren't exactly high profile. But nothing brings them into the light like a sarin gas attack.
Officials at Smiths Detection, which makes detectors locally and overseas that are...