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  • White House takes 'hard look' at Russian proposal on Syria

    White House takes 'hard look' at Russian proposal on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- White House officials say they will “take a hard look” at a Russian offer to push Syria to give up its vast chemical weapons arsenal, a late and unexpected proposal that could provide President Obama a way to avoid a bruising...
  • To strike, or not to strike, Syria?

     To strike, or not to strike, Syria?
    After two weeks of furious debate about whether the United States should attack Syria, the arguments on both sides are now clear. Haven't been paying attention? Still undecided? Here are the most cogent arguments for and against a military strike....
  • Obama adviser warns of consequences if Syria not punished

    Obama adviser warns of consequences if Syria not punished
    WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
  • EU says strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, U.N. should act

    EU says strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, U.N. should act
    LONDON – Citing “strong evidence” implicating the Syrian government in a recent chemical attack, the European Union called Saturday for a strong international response to prevent further such atrocities but urged that any action be taken...
  • The road to Damascus

    The road to Damascus
    The Obama administration offered a decidedly mixed reaction Monday to a suggestion that Syria might be willing to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities to avert a U.S military attack. For part of the day officials sounded dismissive,...
  • How not to deal with Syria

    How not to deal with Syria
    When I first moved to Washington, I drove a beat-up Honda. But, because those were the waning days of the crack era, it was common to have any car broken into, particularly where I lived. This helped me rationalize my habit of keeping my car filthy. I...
  • Russian plan just a 'get out of jail free' card for Syria's Assad

    Russian plan just a 'get out of jail free' card for Syria's Assad
    With President Obama working hard to rally support for a military strike on Syria, a top aide to President Bashar Assad on Monday endorsed a Russian proposal to have the regime surrender its stockpile of toxic arms to international authorities. We win!...
  • Obama calls Syria proposal a potential breakthrough; Senate delays vote

    Obama calls Syria proposal a potential breakthrough; Senate delays vote
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday called a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control "a potentially significant breakthrough," but said he isn't giving up his efforts to build support for possible military...
  • Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weapons

    Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weapons
    BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack. “We, for the sake of protecting...
  • France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons
    PARIS -- France said Tuesday it would initiate a resolution in the United Nations Security Council demanding that Syria reveal the extent of its chemical weapons program and turn its arsenal over to international inspectors to be neutralized. The...
  • European Union backs proposal for Syria to surrender chemical weapons

    European Union backs proposal for Syria to surrender chemical weapons
    LONDON – The European Union added its collective voice Tuesday to the growing chorus expressing support of a diplomatic push to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons as a way to forestall a U.S.-led military strike. Catherine Ashton, the EU&...