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Obama gets key support for Syria strike

Obama gets key support for Syria strike Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama won his first major victories on securing Congress support for strikes on Syria, with senior members on both sides of the House of Representatives saying they would back him.
Explosion near Turkish-Syrian border kills six

Explosion near Turkish-Syrian border kills six Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

An explosion on the border between Turkey's southern province of Hatay and Syria killed six people on Tuesday, Turkish media said, but there were conflicting reports about the cause and exact location of the blast.
Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Israel on Tuesday announced the successful launch of a missile in a joint exercise with the United States, which came as Washington mulls military intervention in Syria.
UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark

UN says Syria refugees top 2 million mark Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The number of refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war has surged past the 2 million mark, with almost 5,000 people crossing into that country's neighbors every day, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency issued Tuesday.
France accuses Syria of 'massive use of chemical agents'

France accuses Syria of 'massive use of chemical agents' Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

A French intelligence report on Monday alleged that the Syrian regime launched an attack on Aug. 21 that involved a "massive use of chemical agents" and could carry out similar strikes in the future. 
Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria

Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

 Russian lawmakers want to travel to Washington to urge the U.S. Congress not to back President Barack Obama's plan for military strikes on Syria, the speaker of the upper house of parliament told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
U.S. has evidence sarin gas used on Syrian civilians, Kerry says

U.S. has evidence sarin gas used on Syrian civilians, Kerry says Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States now has evidence Syria used sarin gas in a recent attack on civilians and predicted Congress will back President Barack Obama in his decision to launch a limited attack on the Syrian government.
Syrian opposition 'disappointed' by delay in US intervention

Syrian opposition 'disappointed' by delay in US intervention Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Syria's opposition expressed disappointment Sunday that President Barack Obama had put on hold military action against the Damascus regime, but said it was confident US lawmakers would green-light a strike.
World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria

World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Protesters worldwide are taking to the streets — and to social media — to express their varied views on a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
Obama says US should strike Syria, will seek congressional vote

Obama says US should strike Syria, will seek congressional vote Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. 
Putin: US claims over Syria chemical attack 'utter nonsense'

Putin: US claims over Syria chemical attack 'utter nonsense' Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons when it was winning the war, and urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to attack Syrian forces.
UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

United Nations inspectors leave their hotel in Damascus on Aug. 30. The team of U.N. weapons inspectors investigating a massive chemical attack in Syria departed the country before dawn Saturday with their evidence ahead of a possible U.S. military strike. 
John Kerry makes forceful case for US military intervention in Syria

John Kerry makes forceful case for US military intervention in Syria Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States will not wait for UN weapons inspectors to finish their work before deciding whether or not to launch military strikes against Syria.
US still seeking international coalition against Syria

US still seeking international coalition against Syria Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The United States is still seeking an "international coalition" in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, despite a vote against military action by British MPs, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday. 
UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria

UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost his parliamentary vote calling for military action over Syria "in principle".

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