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  • Atypical images of war [Commentary]

    In three weeks, representatives from the Assad regime and the opposition are scheduled to convene in Geneva to begin the process of negotiating peace in Syria's civil war — five months after the government's chemical weapons attacks killed more than...
  • Missile strike kills at least 20 people in Syrian city of Aleppo

    AMMAN, Jordan -- At least 20 people were killed in Aleppo on Wednesday when a residential building was hit with a rocket from a warplane as the government’s daily bombardment of the northern Syria city continued, activists said. More than 500...
  • Inspectors in Syria expect to meet key chemical disarmament deadline

    WASHINGTON — International inspectors expect to destroy Syria's ability to produce new chemical weapons by Nov. 1, the first major deadline in the United Nations-ordered disarmament of Syria's chemical arsenal, officials said Wednesday. The...
  • America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]

    America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]
    Desperately yearning for the carnage of the Lebanese civil war to end, my mother once told a neighbor, "I don't know whether to prepare dinner for my children or myself for a funeral." It was 1975, I was 10 years old, and my neighborhood in Beirut had...
  • Britain agrees to destroy part of Syria's chemical stockpile

    LONDON – Britain will help eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile by taking and destroying 165 tons of substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, British officials said Friday. The industrial-grade chemicals are to be...
  • U.N. inspectors in Syria suspect chemical weapons used in five areas

    U.N. inspectors in Syria suspect chemical weapons used in five areas
    BEIRUT — A United Nations report released Thursday concluded that chemical weapons probably were deployed on several occasions in Syria, the most convincing evidence coming from the Aug. 21 attacks outside Damascus that left hundreds dead....
  • Emergent BioSolutions strikes $222M deal to buy Cangene Corp.

    Emergent BioSolutions strikes $222M deal to buy Cangene Corp.
    Rockville biotechnology company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has struck a deal to buy Canadian firm Cangene Corp., which employs 100 people in Baltimore, for $222 million in cash, the companies said Thursday. Emergent is paying $3.24 per share for...
  • Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway

    Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway
    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
  • Agency ridding Syria of chemical weapons warns deadline to be missed

    Agency ridding Syria of chemical weapons warns deadline to be missed
    The international effort to remove and destroy Syria's chemical weapons is likely to miss its Dec. 31 deadline for getting the most toxic of the poison gases out of the war-torn country, the mission chief said Monday. "In view of the circumstances in...
  • What to do about Syria

    A statement by a United Nations official that war crimes in Syria can be attributed to "the highest level of government, including the head of state," has renewed the debate over whether, when and how the United States should intervene in crises abroad....
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...