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  • Kerry: U.S. Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used In Syria

    Kerry: U.S. Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used In Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said “the case gets stronger by the day” for a military attack.
    A day after President Barack […]

  • File - Broadcaster Sir David Frost poses for the photographers as he arrives for the European premiere of the 'Fire in Babylon' film at a central London cinema in this Monday, May 9, 2011 file photo.  Sir David Frost  has died at the age of 74 his family said in a statement Sunday Sept. 1 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

    David Frost, Known For Nixon Interview, Dies

    LONDON (AP) — Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.
    Frost died of a suspected heart […]

  • Former South African president Nelson Mandela looks on as he celebrates his birthday at his house in Qunu, Eastern Cape July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    South Africa’s Mandela back home after long hospital stay

     
    By Peroshni Govender | Sun Sep 1, 2013 5:36am EDT(Reuters)

    JOHANNESBURG – Anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela returned to his Johannesburg home on Sunday where he will continue to receive intensive treatment and care after spending three months in […]

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  • President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to put the matter before Congress first. He said, "I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective." His remarks were televised live in the United States as well as on Syrian state television with translation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Debate Begins On Question Of A Strike On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate is on as congressional lawmakers begin considering President Barack Obama’s request that they authorize a military strike on Syria to punish the Assad regime for an alleged chemical attack on its own people.
    Leaders in Congress […]

  • Analysis: Obama’s Credibility On Line In Reversal

    Analysis: Obama’s Credibility On Line In Reversal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama’s abrupt decision to instead ask Congress for permission left him with a high-risk gamble that could […]

  • President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden, right, after making a statement about the crisis in Syria in the White House Rose Garden in Washington Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Obama said he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he said he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Lawmakers Begin To Grapple With Syria Question

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress, abruptly handed exactly the war powers many had demanded, grappled Saturday with whether to sign off on President Barack Obama’s plan to punish Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack. Now with a stake […]

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  • Obama Seeking Congressional Vote For Syria Action

    Obama Seeking Congressional Vote For Syria Action

     
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in […]

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    Obama Set To Discuss Syria From White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top national security advisers gathered at the White House on Saturday, and Syrian television broadcast scenes of fighter jets, tanks and troops in training, flip sides of a countdown to a likely U.S. military […]

  • Syrian Rebels Plan Raids To Exploit Western Strikes: commander

    Syrian Rebels Plan Raids To Exploit Western Strikes: commander

    By Erika Solomon | Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:46am EDT(Reuters)
    BEIRUT – Opposition fighters across Syria are preparing to launch attacks that exploit anticipated U.S.-led military strikes, but there are no plans to coordinate with Western forces, a Syrian rebel commander said […]

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  • Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

    Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

    By Roberta Rampton | Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:10am EDT(Reuters)

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s top advisers were to make their case for limited military strikes against Syria to the full Senate on Saturday, presenting evidence of a chemical weapons attack last […]

  • Across U.S., Fears, Ambivalence, Anguish Over Syria

    Across U.S., Fears, Ambivalence, Anguish Over Syria

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The specter of U.S. military action against Syria and further intervention in the Muslim world is generating troubled and conflicting emotions throughout America.
    People cite misgivings about their country’s role as “world policeman.” They express moral […]

  • A Lebanese special forces policeman escorts vehicles of U.N. experts arrivel at the private jet terminal, at Beirut international airport, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The U.N. experts investigating last week’s alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria early Saturday and crossed into neighboring Lebanon, departing hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing “limited and narrow” action against a Syrian regime that the administration has bluntly accused of launching the deadly attack. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    U.N. Experts Leave Syria As U.S. Edges Toward Strike

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. experts who collected samples from last week’s alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus left Syria for the Netherlands on Saturday, hours after President Barack Obama said he is weighing “limited and narrow” action against the Syrian […]

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  • U.N. peacekeeping inspectors leave the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria, August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

    International Weapons Experts Leave Syria, U.S. Prepares Attack

    By Erika Solomon | Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:27am EDT (Reuters)

    BEIRUT – U.N. experts investigating a poison gas attack in Syria left on Saturday, paving the way for the United States to lead military strikes to punish Syria’s President Bashar […]

  • U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power talks with British delegate Michael Tatham in the United Nations Security Council, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Inspection team in Syria is expected to complete its work Friday and report to him Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Scant Foreign Support For US Strikes On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without mustering broad international support or acting in direct defense of Americans.
    Not since 1983, when President Ronald Reagan […]

 
 

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