Bashar al-Assad

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In first major test, Obama overrules new team

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama’s new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president’s ability to overrule them all. […]

09/02/2013

In this photo provided by CBS News, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks about the U.S. response to Syria on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, seeking a congressional endorsement for U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, is inviting two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks to the White House in efforts to sell […]

09/02/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at Queen Alia International Airport on Friday,  July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

US seeks Congress’ OK for action citing sarin use

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration geared up for the biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war by arguing Sunday that new physical evidence shows the Syrian government used sarin gas in a deadly […]

09/01/2013

A US Air Force plane takes off as a Turkish Air Force fighter jet  taxis at the Incirlik airbase, southern Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Syrian opposition urges US Congress to vote ‘yes’

ISTANBUL (AP) — Syria’s opposition urged the U.S. Congress on Sunday to approve military action against President Bashar Assad, saying the legislators must make it clear that the use of chemical weapons will be punished […]

09/01/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Kerry: US 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 […]

09/01/2013

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. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

France to await US congressional decision on Syria

PARIS (AP) — France will wait for its parliament and the U.S. Congress to consider possible military action on Syria before making a decision about whether to launch strikes against Bashar Assad’s regime, President Francois […]

08/31/2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to seek congressional OK for Syria action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria on Saturday and instead asked Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar […]

08/31/2013

French President Francois Hollande, center, speaks with his ministers prior to a defense meeting on the situation in Syria. From left: foreign minister Laurent Fabius, prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Francois Hollande, defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and interior minister Manuel Valls. (AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool)

Inconsistent allies: France, US mull Syria action

PARIS (AP) — If France and the United States are ever going to move beyond French opposition to the Iraq War, this could be the time. After Britain on Friday opted out of a possible […]

08/30/2013

In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

Obama to seek Congressional approval for military use

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

08/30/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Syrians stock up ahead of feared US-led attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians stocked up on bread, canned food and candles Friday as the U.S. and France prepared for a potential military strike against the Syrian government, which the West alleges used chemical […]

08/30/2013

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