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  • U.S. says it has indications toxic chemical used in Syria this month

    April 21, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

    "We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" in...

  • The debate we should be having on Syria

    September 4, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One, departed for Sweden and left behind a looming political disaster. Despite the endorsement of Republican and Democratic House leaders, many members of Congress remain deeply skeptical about the president's proposal to...

  • Israelis line up for gas masks over Syria war fears

    August 26, 2013 | 10:21 am

    Thousands of Israelis are lining up for gas masks or ordering them by phone, spurred on by fears that any Western military response to last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria could ensnare their own country in war.

    Western powers are considering military action to...

  • Alleged Syrian chemical attack against civilians ‘terribly disturbing,’ Netanyahu says

    August 22, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israel said on Thursday it believed Syrian forces had used chemical weapons in the killing of hundreds of people in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, and accused the world of turning a blind eye to such attacks.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said if Syria is not...

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  • Syria rebels: Chemical attack killed hundreds

    August 21, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Syria's opposition accused President Bashar Assad's forces of gassing many hundreds of people — by one report as many as 1,300 — on Wednesday in what would, if confirmed, be the world's worst chemical weapons attack in decades.

    Western and regional countries called for U.N....

  • Did Bashar Assad use chemical weapons?

    March 28, 2013 | 11:51 am

    Marea, Northern Syria — Ahmad Jabir gesticulated wildly when he heard the news. “This regime is crazy,” the 24 year old rebel fighter shouted. “When will the international community realize it will kill us all with gasses like the chemical weapons it fired today?”

    Throughout...

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