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Barack Obama Vows to Explore Russian Offer on Syria

Barack Obama Vows to Explore Russian Offer on Syria

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9:58

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative from Russia over Syria's chemical weapons on Tuesday but voiced skepticism about it and urged Americans to support his threat to use military force. [caption id="attachment_32177" align="alignnone" width="450"] Barack Obama[/caption]...

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Syria Debate Hits Close to Home for Obama

Syria Debate Hits Close to Home for Obama

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 17:40

President Barack Obama's soul searching about possible military force against Syria has included consultation not only with international allies and Congress but perhaps his most important sounding board - his family. [caption id="attachment_32165" align="alignright" width="315"] Barack Obama[/caption]...

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Barack Obama Growing Isolated on Syria as Support Wanes

Barack Obama Growing Isolated on Syria as Support Wanes

Monday, September 9, 2013 10:45

White House efforts to convince the US Congress to back military action against Syria are not only failing, they seem to be stiffening the opposition. [caption id="attachment_32082" align="alignright" width="360"] Barack Obama[/caption] That was the assessment on Sunday, ...

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US Senate Panel Passes Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria

US Senate Panel Passes Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria

Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:48

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria by a vote of 10-7, with one senator merely voting "present." The vote by the panel clears the way for a vote on the resolution in the full Senate, ...

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Russia Sending Spy Ship to Mediterranean

Russia Sending Spy Ship to Mediterranean

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:24

Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria. [caption id="attachment_32013" align="alignright" width="269"] Russia Spy Ship[/caption]...

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John Kerry says World Cannot let Assad Get Away with Chemical Attack

John Kerry says World Cannot let Assad Get Away with Chemical Attack

Saturday, August 31, 2013 11:30

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made clear on Friday that the United States would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack that it says  killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week. [caption id="attachment_31989" align="alignnone" width="576"]...

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US Readies Strikes Syrians Prepare for Attack

US Readies Strikes Syrians Prepare for Attack

Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:49

People in Damascus stocked up on supplies on Wednesday and some left homes close to potential targets as U.S. officials described plans for multi-national strikes on Syria that could last for days. [caption id="attachment_31923" align="alignright" width="269"] ...

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UK PM David Cameron Forced to Delay Strike Against Syria

UK PM David Cameron Forced to Delay Strike Against Syria

Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:37

Prime Minister David Cameron was forced on Wednesday to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure. [caption id="attachment_31904" align="alignright" width="304"]...

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UN experts in Syria to Visit Site of Poison Gas Attack

UN experts in Syria to Visit Site of Poison Gas Attack

Monday, August 26, 2013 11:46

U.N. weapons experts are due on Monday to inspect a site where poison gas killed many hundreds of people in Damascus suburbs, amid calls from Western capitals for military action to punish the world's worst apparent chemical weapons attack in 25 years. [caption id="attachment_31886" align="alignright" width="319"]...

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US Close to OK on Arming Syrian Rebels

US Close to OK on Arming Syrian Rebels

Monday, June 10, 2013 11:01

U.S. officials say the Obama administration could decide this week to approve lethal aid for Syria's rebels. The administration will also weigh the merits of a less likely move to send in U.S. airpower to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. [caption id="attachment_31215" align="alignleft" width="281"]...

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