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Syrian Rebels Level Historic Hotel In AleppoThe luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.
Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace TalksUnited Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
United States Says Syria Balking At Chemical Weapons DealU.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
US Ship Preps for Syria Chemical Weapons Mission The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria's most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks for what will be an unprecedented, complex mission.
US Officials: White House Exploring Use Of Gov't-Owned Ship To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons In International WatersDestroying Syria's deadliest chemical weapons on land would come with vexing diplomatic and security problems as well as environmental issues.
US, Russia Set for First Talks Since Syria DealThe 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.
Syria Says Government Fighting 'Terrorists' Who Eat Human HeartsSyria's foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.
Obama: 'Peace Process Is Stillborn' In SyriaPresident Barack Obama, in a planned address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, said that the "peace process is stillborn" in regards to resolving civil war currently plaguing Syria.
Kerry: U.N. Report Shows 'Assad Regime Is Guilty' Of Carrying Out Chemical AttackWhile speaking during a daily press briefing, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the resolve of President Barack Obama's administration had their resolve reinforced to take action following an attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad on rebel factions during which chemical weapons were used.
McCain Accuses Putin Of Corruption In Opinion PieceIn an opinion piece for a Russian newspaper, Republican Sen. John McCain slammed President Vladimir Putin accusing him of corruption, repression and self-serving rule of the country.
Russia: Don't 'Jump To Any Conclusions' About UN Chemical Weapons ReportThe 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.
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.