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eMediaWorld.com Reports Syria Says Would Defend Itself Using ‘All Means Available’ In Case Of U.S. Strike

August 27, 2013 6:38 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Syria Says Would Defend Itself Using ‘All Means Available’ In Case Of U.S. Strike

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria’s foreign minister said Tuesday his country would defend itself using “all means available” in case of a U.S. strike, denying categorically his government was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus and challenging Washington to present proof backing up its accusations. Walid al-Moallem also said […]

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eMediaWorld.com Syrian Snipers Target U.N. Chemical Weapons Inspectors’ Vehicles

August 26, 2013 5:53 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Syrian Snipers Target U.N. Chemical Weapons Inspectors’ Vehicles

BEIRUT – Unidentified snipers shot at and damaged a vehicle being used by U.N. chemical weapons investigators in Damascus on Monday as they sought to reach the site of a suspected poison gas attack, a U.N. spokesman said. “The first vehicle of the Chemical Weapons Investigation Team was deliberately shot […]

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eMediaWorld.com Syria Chemical Attack: ‘Very Little Doubt’ Assad Regime Used Weapons, U.S. Official Says

August 25, 2013 8:26 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Syria Chemical Attack: ‘Very Little Doubt’ Assad Regime Used Weapons, U.S. Official Says

WASHINGTON — A senior administration official says there is “very little doubt” that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least a hundred people last week. The official says Sunday that the U.S. intelligence community based its assessment given to […]

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eMediaWorld Obama To Discuss Syria With National Security Team On Saturday

August 24, 2013 7:59 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld Obama To Discuss Syria With National Security Team On Saturday

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will meet with his national security advisers early on Saturday at the White House to discuss reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons this week in an attack on a Damascus suburb, a White House official said in a statement. Obama has been reluctant […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Syrian ‘Poison Gas’ Attack By Government Forces Claimed By Opposition

August 21, 2013 5:13 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Syrian ‘Poison Gas’ Attack By Government Forces Claimed By Opposition

BEIRUT — Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus amid a fierce government offensive in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a “poisonous gas” attack that killed at least 100 people, including many children. A 20-member U.N. chemical weapons team is […]

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Assad: Only ‘An Iron Fist’ Can End Syria Crisis

August 5, 2013 8:02 AM0 comments
Assad: Only ‘An Iron Fist’ Can End Syria Crisis

SYRIA – Syria’s crisis will only be solved by stamping out “terror”, President Bashar al-Assad said, in reference to rebels fighting his regime. In a rare speech on Syrian state television, Assad also dismissed the political opposition to his regime as a “failure” that could play no role in solving […]

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Syria’s war splits nation into 3 distinct regions

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Syria’s war splits nation into 3 distinct regions

BEIRUT — More than two years into Syria’s civil war, the once highly-centralized authoritarian state has effectively split into three distinct parts, each boasting its own flags, security agencies and judicial system. In each area, religious, ideological and turf power struggles are under way and battle lines tend to ebb […]

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White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

August 3, 2013 10:55 AM0 comments
White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON — A highly anticipated summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin could be hurt by Moscow’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House signaled after weeks of pressuring for his return to face prosecution. “We are extremely […]

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Is Obama Administration Playing Both Sides in Arms Deals?

June 19, 2013 12:46 PM0 comments
Is Obama Administration Playing  Both Sides in Arms Deals?

A Republican senator blasted the Pentagon after it entered into a new helicopter contract with a Russian company which is supplying the Syrian regime — even as the U.S. moves to arm the Syrian opposition. The contract was announced Monday with Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport, for military helicopters that will […]

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CIA to arm, train Syrian rebels; Hagel says US jets, missiles brought to Jordan will stay

June 16, 2013 7:27 AM0 comments
CIA to arm, train Syrian rebels; Hagel says US jets, missiles brought to Jordan will stay

As the United States prepares to supply Syrian rebels with small arms through a CIA-run program, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Saturday that U.S. troops temporarily in neighboring Jordan will leave behind fighter jets and a cache of Patriot missiles. So far the White House has committed only to […]

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