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  • U.S. deploys fifth warship near Syria

    U.S. deploys fifth warship near Syria
    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. The...
  • U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday

    U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday
    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. The...
  • U.N. chemical weapons inspection team wraps up work in Syria

    U.N. chemical weapons inspection team wraps up work in Syria
    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...
  • U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria

    U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria
    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...
  • John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria

    John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria
    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...
  • Russia's U.N. envoy says Syria rebels used chemical weapons

    Russia's U.N. envoy says Syria rebels used chemical weapons
    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...
  • U.N. mission in Golan Heights may be next casualty of Syrian war

    U.N. mission in Golan Heights may be next casualty of Syrian war
    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...
  • Syrian rebel stronghold pounded by government shelling

    Syrian rebel stronghold pounded by government shelling
    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...
  • Russia defends weapons shipments to Syria

    Russia defends weapons shipments to Syria
    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...
  • 4 U.N. peacekeepers seized in Syria near Israeli border

    4  U.N. peacekeepers seized in Syria near Israeli border
    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. U.N. Secretary-...
  • Millions in Sahel are short on food; aid agencies scrape for cash

     
    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....