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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.
Yemeni PM survives assassination attempt

Yemeni PM survives assassination attempt Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa has escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his motorcade in Sanaa, officials say.
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.
Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.
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".
UN meets to discuss resolution on Syria action

UN meets to discuss resolution on Syria action Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council made no comment after meeting to discuss a British resolution calling for international military action in Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member Beltagi Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Egyptian police arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed al-Beltagi and a former Islamist government minister on Thursday, the interior ministry said.
UN says chemical inspection team to leave Syria Saturday

UN says chemical inspection team to leave Syria Saturday Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.
Obama says no decision yet on Syria strike

Obama says no decision yet on Syria strike Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama says he has not yet decided on how to respond to the chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Britain takes draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council

Britain takes draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Britain says it plans to introduce a U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday that condemns the alleged chemical attack by Syrian forces and authorizes "necessary measures to protect civilians."

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