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The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.  (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia: Don’t ‘Jump To Any Conclusions’ About UN Chemical Weapons Report

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.

09/17/2013

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. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: ‘Clear And Convincing Evidence’ Of Syria Chemical Attacks

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.

09/16/2013

Vice President Joe Biden greets a small crowd backstage prior to speaking at the 36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry on Sept. 15, 2013 in Indianola, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Biden Downplays Administration’s Pledge To Use Military Force In Syria

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

09/16/2013

President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world. credit: Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: As Long as Assad is in Power, There Will Be Conflict in Syria

President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world.

09/15/2013

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

US, Russia Reach Agreement On Syria Chemical Weapons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria’s chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.

09/14/2013

President Barack Obama says he's prepared to move forward on a "serious plan" for Syria's chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.  (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: World Must Stand Ready To Act On Syria

President Barack Obama says he’s prepared to move forward on a “serious plan” for Syria’s chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.

09/14/2013

File photo of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad: Threat of U.S. Strike Not Reason for Surrendering Chemical Weapons

Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government’s plan to turn its chemical weapons over to Russia is not in fear of a military strike from the United States.

09/12/2013

File photo of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Russia Is Now Putting Its Prestige On The Line’

The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.

09/11/2013

President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. Role In Syrian Civil War Divides Arab-Americans

Sawsan Jabri and Osama Siblani represent the advancement of the Arab community in the Detroit area: Jabri is a doctor from Syria who teaches microbiology at several community colleges, and Siblani came from Lebanon to be an engineer and now publishes the influential Arab-American News.

09/11/2013

File photo of Sen. John McCain. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain: Rebels Fighting Assad Feel Abandoned By U.S.

Sen. John McCain says the cause of rebels fighting Syria’s President Bashar Assad has been obscured in the rapid-fire military and diplomatic events following a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

09/11/2013

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