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Putin writes to Americans on US strike against Syria

Putin writes to Americans on US strike against Syria Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday against a U.S. strike on Syria, saying such action risked escalating the conflict beyond that country and unleashing terrorist attacks.
Syria hopes rise as Russia hands weapons plan to US

Syria hopes rise as Russia hands weapons plan to US Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Russia has now handed over to the US its plans for making Syria's chemical weapons safe, Russian media say.
Obama wants to keep pressure on Syria as diplomatic option pursued

Obama wants to keep pressure on Syria as diplomatic option pursued Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to explore a diplomatic plan from Russia to take away Syria's chemical weapons, but voiced skepticism about it and urged Americans to support his threat to use military force if needed.
Obama asks Congress to delay vote on Syria military strike

Obama asks Congress to delay vote on Syria military strike Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to delay votes on authorizing military strikes against Syria in order to give Russia time to get Syria to surrender any chemical weapons it possesses, according to senators.
Syria says it accepts Russian chemical weapons proposal

Syria says it accepts Russian chemical weapons proposal Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

The Syrian government accepts a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control, according to Russia's Interfax news agency. 
Obama says he prefers diplomacy over military action

Obama says he prefers diplomacy over military action Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says he overwhelmingly prefers to use diplomacy rather than a military strike to make sure the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons never happens again, adding that a new Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under international control to avoid a U.S. military strike could be a potential breakthrough.
Russia calls on Syria to hand over chemical weapons

Russia calls on Syria to hand over chemical weapons Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

Russia has urged Syrian President Bashar al Assad to hand over his chemical weapons to avert a US-led military strike on Damascus.
Syria's President Assad denies responsibility for alleged chemical attack

Syria's President Assad denies responsibility for alleged chemical attack Mon, 09 Sep, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied that he was behind a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people and said evidence was not conclusive that there had been such an attack, CBS reported.
Arab ministers agree Syria attack crossed 'global red line'

Arab ministers agree Syria attack crossed 'global red line' Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian president's alleged use of chemical weapons had crossed a "global red line". 
US, France say support growing for Syria strikes

US, France say support growing for Syria strikes Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that many countries were prepared to take part in US-led military strikes against the Syrian regime for an alleged chemical attack near a Damascus suburb last month.
European Union urges US to await UN report on Syria

European Union urges US to await UN report on Syria Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

European foreign ministers on Saturday endorsed a "clear and strong response" to a chemical weapons attack that strongly points to the Syrian government, but they urged the U.S. to delay possible military action until U.N. inspectors report their findings. 
Obama returns to US to face Congress battle over Syria

Obama returns to US to face Congress battle over Syria Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Friday night after discussing Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit. 
Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town

Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Syrian rebel fighters withdrew on Thursday after briefly capturing a historic Christian town in the center of the country as part of a campaign to take control of strategic mountains near Damascus, opposition sources said. 
Syria parliament urges US Congress to block strikes

Syria parliament urges US Congress to block strikes Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Syrian parliament has urged the U.S. House of Representatives not to support the proposed U.S. military action, the country's state news agency, SANA, said Friday.
Obama, Putin meet at summit despite tensions over Syria

Obama, Putin meet at summit despite tensions over Syria Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

President Barack Obama met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the midst of their dispute over how to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria.

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