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  • Second group of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to Syria

    Second group of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to Syria
    WASHINGTON — A second wave of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to war-battered Syria this week as the international effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's poison gas program races to meet its United Nations-ordered deadlines, officials said...
  • Kerry was initially skeptical of U.N. chemical team in Syria

    Kerry was initially skeptical of U.N. chemical team in Syria
    BEIRUT - Before the U.S.-Russia agreement was crafted last month to rid Syria of chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry publicly downplayed the significance of the U.N. investigative team on the ground in Syria. The team, headed by...
  • Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog

    Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog
    LONDON – Hardly anyone knew it existed before last month. Its work has been criticized and its employees shot at. Bigger names, including that of a teenage girl, were thought to be ahead in line for the world’s most prestigious award. But...
  • Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize

    Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize
    If the Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to the most inspiring triumph of reason over brutality, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai would be booking a flight to Oslo. The Pakistani schoolgirl's activism for education and equality in defiance of Taliban bullets...
  • Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria

     Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria
    Last August, even as he resisted the notion of U.S. military intervention in Syria, President Obama said that "a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus." If new...
  • Enough with the phony 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria

    Enough with the phony 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria
    Are some atrocities worse than others? Or, is dead just dead? This week, Syrian opposition forces claimed that the government of Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against its own people, killing scores -- men, women and children -- in a Damascus...
  • NATO says Syria's reported chemical attack 'cannot go unanswered'

    NATO says Syria's reported chemical attack 'cannot go unanswered'
    LONDON – NATO on Wednesday called the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against rebel strongholds a “clear breach” of international norms that “cannot go unanswered.” “Those responsible must be...
  • Striking Syria: Memories of Iraq spark reader skepticism

    Striking Syria: Memories of Iraq spark reader skepticism
    It isn't just the U.S. government that's hinting at military action against Bashar Assad's government for its alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the use of such...
  • On Syria, let's be clear: What we're about to do is go to war

    On Syria, let's be clear: What we're about to do is go to war
    So we’re going to war with Syria. Oh, sure, that’s not what anyone is calling it. What people are saying, after Bashar Assad’s government allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people, is that such actions “cannot go...
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

     Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force...
  • Letters: America's moral dilemma on Syria

    Letters: America's moral dilemma on Syria
    Re "Syria attack called 'moral obscenity,'" Aug. 27 When Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria as a "moral obscenity," did he think of George W. Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or maybe Vietnam? How...