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Iraq war debacle haunts US debate on Syria

Iraq war debacle haunts US debate on Syria

At home and abroad, America's disastrous war in Iraq hangs over the debate on Syria, feeding skepticism that US military action can deliver as promised. "It's the elephant in the room," said Larry Korb, a former Pentagon official and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress....

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 US says 'We'll take a hard look' at Russian proposal

US says 'We'll take a hard look' at Russian proposal

The White House will closely examine Russia's offer to work with Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control but the U.S. Congress should still back military action to keep pressure on Damascus, a top aide said on Monday. "We want to take a hard look at the proposal,"...

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Assad welcomes Russia’s offer to put its chemical weapons under intl control: Syria's FM says

Assad welcomes Russia’s offer to put its chemical weapons under intl control: Syria's FM says

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has welcomed Russia’s call to hand control over its chemical weapons to the international community, Russian state media said. “Syria Arab Republic welcomes Russia’s initiative, based on the Syrian’s government care about the lives of our people and...

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Russia urges Assad to give up chemical weapons

Russia urges Assad to give up chemical weapons

Russia has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons stockpile under "international control" in a bid to avoid US military strikes, and then have them destroyed. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the offer was made during talks with his Syrian counterpart, and he hoped for a quick response...

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U.N. Rights Chief Warns Syria Strike May Cause 'More Deaths, Misery'

U.N. Rights Chief Warns Syria Strike May Cause 'More Deaths, Misery'

The U.N. human rights chief said Monday there is little doubt that chemical weapons were used in Syria but she did not specify which of the combatants was suspected of using them. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke two days ahead of the expected update from a...

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Most Americans oppose Syria strike: poll

Most Americans oppose Syria strike: poll

 The American public strongly opposes a US military intervention in Syria, despite a majority believing that President Bashar al-Assad's regime gassed its own people, a poll showed Monday. Almost six in 10 of the 1,022 adults questioned -- 59 percent -- said Congress should not pass a...

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The Surprising Debate In Iran About Syria’s Chemical Attacks

The Surprising Debate In Iran About Syria’s Chemical Attacks

     White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough took to the television airwaves, warning all five networks that Iran could get a nuclear bomb if the U.S. does nothing on Syria. “We have to make sure that [the Iranians] do not misinterpret how we react to...

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Assad resolves the crisis by turning

Assad resolves the crisis by turning "every single bit" of chemical arsenal, Kerry says

  Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding his purported use of chemical weapons by turning "every single bit" of his arsenal over to the international community by the end of the week. But Kerry, who joined British...

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Assad warns US will 'pay the price' if it attacks Syria

Assad warns US will 'pay the price' if it attacks Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Washington on Monday to brace for retaliation if US forces attacked his war-torn country, as he denied using chemical weapons against his people. "You're going to pay the price if you're not wise. There are going to be repercussions," Assad told CBS...

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U.S. objects to Russian request for IAEA analysis on Syrian reactor

U.S. objects to Russian request for IAEA analysis on Syrian reactor

The United States said on Monday it disagreed with a Russian request for the U.N. nuclear agency to analyze the possible risks involved if a Syrian reactor were to be hit during military strikes. Russia  said last week any U.S.-led military action against Syria's government could...

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Oldest woman in Homs shot dead

Oldest woman in Homs shot dead

The oldest lady in Homs was shot dead by a Assad forces snipers. Om Nizar was 95-year-old, has spoken before via TV interview about harsh siege circumstances in the embattled city of Homs where the people are suffering from hunger and lack of medication, children’s milk and other...

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Exclusive: U.S. Senate urges Coalition to vow no part in Syria's future for CW to vote YES

Exclusive: U.S. Senate urges Coalition to vow no part in Syria's future for CW to vote YES

  American senator asked veteran dissidents in Syrian Coalition to issue a resolution dismantling Syria from Chemical Weapons where no part for CW in Syria's future what may gain the International Support. Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham, in a message addressed on 6 September...

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  Abuses under revolution cover affect the FSA repute

Abuses under revolution cover affect the FSA repute

  ''Members from al-Fateh Brigade are stealing civilians' homes  in Sheikh Khader neighborhood in Aleppo ,'' local sources reported to Zaman Alwasl.  Recently, the militants carried out lots of armed robbery, erupting fear amid the residents.  ...

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Italian journalist held in Syria released

Italian journalist held in Syria released

Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and Belgian national Pierre Piccinin, both kidnapped in Syria in early April, have been released and are on a plane flying to Italy, the Italian government said Sunday The website of Turin-based daily newspaper La Stampa, for which Quirico is a...

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Assad's forces hit Euphrates dam, Opposition warns of huge catastrophe

Assad's forces hit Euphrates dam, Opposition warns of huge catastrophe

      Syrian opposition group rang alarm bells saying lives of millions in imminent danger after shelling the Euphrates dam, north east Syria, by explosive  barrels ; activists also warned of a huge catastrophe.   Assad’s Air Forces have...

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SNC members with constant call to withdraw from Coalition

SNC members with constant call to withdraw from Coalition

Minutes of the National Council meeting in Istanbul showed conflict ideas and constant call to withdraw from the Coalition  Zaman Alwasl has obtained the minutes of the General Secretariat of the National Council meeting held in Istanbul on 20th and 21st August....

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 With the World Watching, Syria Amassed Nerve Gas

With the World Watching, Syria Amassed Nerve Gas

Syria’s top leaders amassed one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons with help from the Soviet Union and Iran, as well as Western European suppliers and even a handful of American companies, according to American diplomatic cables and declassified intelligence records....

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No evidence that I used chemical weapons, Assad to CBS

No evidence that I used chemical weapons, Assad to CBS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected claims that he was behind a purported chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb in August, in an interview with U.S. based CBS News on Sunday. “There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people,” CBS reported Assad...

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