| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is moving a fifth warship armed with cruise missiles to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, giving the U.S. more firepower for a possible attack on Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons, a defense official said.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON – A team of United Nations chemical weapons experts will leave Syria by Saturday with initial results from their investigation of the alleged use of poison-filled weapons banned under international treaty, officials said Thursday.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:21 AM
BEIRUT—The United Nations chemical weapons inspection team in Syria was reported to have wrapped up its field work Friday and was preparing to leave the war-torn country on Saturday.
U.N. officials have generally described the 20-member...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Any faction found to have used chemical weapons "must be brought to justice," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. But the head of the world body also warned that any use of force to punish perpetrators would be legal only in self-defense or...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:32 PM
One minute, you’re just talking out of your hat. The next, you’re a diplomatic genius.
Or, as John F. Kerry is probably thinking right now: me and my big mouth.
In London on Monday, the secretary of State, asked how Syrian President Bashar...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A United Nations mission that has patrolled a zone of separation between Israel and Syria for four decades is at risk of becoming the latest casualty in the grinding bloodbath between Syrian President Bashar Assad's military and the rebels fighting to...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Heavy shelling pounded the besieged Syrian town of Qusair on Monday, killing at least three civilians and injuring several more, as government forces made another attempt to storm the strategic junction, according to opposition activists in and near the...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:22 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Friday defended the country’s weapons sales to Syria, saying the country is primarily providing defense systems that are in line with international treaties.
Responding to news reports that Russia has sent advanced...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:57 PM
BEIRUT — Four United Nations peacekeepers were seized Tuesday in southern Syria, close to the Israeli border, the international body said, marking the second time this year that its observers have been taken in the volatile area.
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Aid agencies put out an S.O.S. on Monday, saying they have fallen far short on funding to feed people in the Sahel area of West Africa, a shortfall that could lead to millions of people starving....