President Bashar Assad

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube by the Local Committee of Arbeen on Aug. 21, 2013 allegedly shows Syrians covering a mass grave containing bodies of victims that Syrian rebels claim were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta and Zamalka, on the outskirts of Damascus. (credit: DSK/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Syrian-Americans Aren’t Convinced Assad Regime Responsible For Chemical Weapons Attack

Some eastern Pennsylvania residents of Syrian descent say they aren’t convinced that the government was responsible for what authorities believe to have been a chemical weapons attack and object to the idea of U.S. military action in their homeland.

08/28/2013

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus on Aug. 27, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Official: Obama Administration’s Claims Assad Regime Carried Out Chemical Attack ‘Completely Wrong’

A top Syrian official is calling on the Obama administration to “produce the evidence” that the regime of President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people.

08/27/2013

File photo of Secretary of State John Kerry. (credit: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘Undeniable’ Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons Against Own People

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that it is “undeniable” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people last week.

08/26/2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a press conference on the situation in Syria on Aug. 26, 2013, in Moscow. (credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia: No Proof Syrian Government Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

Western nations that are calling for military action against Syria have no proof the Syrian government is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

08/26/2013

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on  June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corker: ‘I Do Think Action Is Going To Occur’ Militarily Against Syria

The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a “surgical” U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

08/26/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Agrees To UN Probe Of Purported Attacks

Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said.

08/25/2013

A general view taken in the Christian town of Marmarita shows Syria's 12th century Krak des Chevaliers castle (background) in the Homs region, about 200 kms northwest of the capital Damascus, on Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Deeply Concerned’ Of Reported Syrian Chemical Attack That Killed 1,300

The White House says it is “deeply concerned” of reports that the Syrian government killed as many as 1,300 people with the use of chemical weapons near Damascus.

08/21/2013

The crisis in Syria and Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry, Hagel To Meet Their Russian Counterparts Amid Tense Relations

The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.

08/06/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said "the case gets stronger by the day" for a military attack. (credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Obama Policy Team ‘Trying To Rein In’ Kerry After Issuing Several Pledges To Allies, Rivals

In four months as secretary of state, John Kerry has certainly promised great things. Now he has to deliver.

06/23/2013

A picture shows destruction in Sbeneh, south of the Syrian capital Damascus, on June 16, 2013. (credit: WARD AL-KESWANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas Urges Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From Syria

The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday urged Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia to withdraw its fighters from Syria and accused it of stoking sectarian tensions, leveling unprecedented public criticism against a former ally.

06/17/2013

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