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  • On foreign policy, a consistently inconsistent president

    On foreign policy, a consistently inconsistent president
    In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
  • Russia says no proof Syria's government carried out chemical attack

    Russia says no proof Syria's government carried out chemical attack
    MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that a report by United Nations weapons inspectors provided no proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces were responsible for a chemical attack last month. Lavrov’s...
  • U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say

    U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say
    A United Nations report concluding that chemical weapons were used in Syria on Aug. 21 contains evidence pointing to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as the perpetrators, the U.S. and British ambassadors to the world body said Monday. U.N....
  • U.N.: Syrian chemical attack 'unequivocally and objectively' confirmed

    U.N.: Syrian chemical attack 'unequivocally and objectively' confirmed
    U.N. inspectors found "clear and convincing evidence" that sarin gas was used to attack rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital on Aug. 21 in violation of international law, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported Monday. "This act is a war crime,"...
  • Obama's bait-and-switch on Syria

    Obama's bait-and-switch on Syria
    Chemical weapons are evil, but you could also say they're cursed. They have a talismanic power to bend and distort U.S. foreign policy. You can ask George W. Bush or Barack Obama. In 2003, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz gave a lengthy...
  • U.N. to release findings of Syria chemical attack inquiry

    U.N. to release findings of Syria chemical attack inquiry
    BEIRUT — The United Nations on Monday is expected to release the much-anticipated results of an investigation into allegations of deadly poison gas attacks last month near Damascus. The inquiry report was delivered Sunday to Secretary-General...
  • France's Francois Hollande takes some credit for Syria deal

    France's Francois Hollande takes some credit for Syria deal
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that the prospect of French as well as American intervention led Syria to accept a deal to relinquish its chemical weapons, but he said the international community must continue to maintain the...
  • U.N. finds 'clear and convincing evidence' of Syria chemical attack

    U.N. finds 'clear and convincing evidence' of Syria chemical attack
    UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. inspectors say there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people. A report from the inspectors says...
  • Britain, France hail Syria disarmament plan

    Britain, France hail Syria disarmament plan
    LONDON – Britain and France, previously strong advocates for armed reprisals against Damascus, welcomed the U.S.-Russian deal struck Saturday outlining a plan for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of...
  • Syrian rebel groups sought sarin gas material, Turkish prosecutors say

    Syrian rebel groups sought sarin gas material, Turkish prosecutors say
    BEIRUT -- Prosecutors in southern Turkey have alleged that Syrian rebel groups were seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas, Turkish media reported Friday. An indictment issued in the southern city of Adana...
  • U.N. report likely to show chemical weapons use in Syria, Ban says

    U.N. report likely to show chemical weapons use in Syria, Ban says
    WASHINGTON – The United Nations investigation of a deadly attack in Syria is likely to show "overwhelming” evidence of chemical weapons use,  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said Friday. Ban’s comments suggest that the long-...