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Clashes rage on in Syria despite chemical arms deal

Opposition leaders and human rights advocates try to shift the focus back to the ongoing bloodshed caused by bullets, artillery shells, bombs and rockets.<p>September 15, 2013|By Patrick J. McDonnell<p>An opposition fighter runs past an area known for sniper fire in Dair Alzour… (Abo Shuja / AFP/Getty …

Middle East

Syria: West vows to increase backing for rebels

Britain, France and the United States agreed to strengthen the Syrian opposition and increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to respect a deal to give up his chemical weapons arsenal to avoid military action.<p>But Russia warned that talks between the three powers in Paris on a “strong” United …

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Deal reached on Syria UN resolution

The US and Russia have said they have finally reached an agreement on a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ridding Syria of its chemical weapons.<p>The UN Security Council could vote as early as Friday night on a draft resolution to rid Syria of its chemical weapons, US, Russian, French and …

Syria given November deadline to destroy all chemical weapons facilities

Syria will have to destroy all its chemical weapons production facilities by November and dismantle all its poison gases and nerve agents by the middle of next year, under an accelerated timetable drawn up by the world's chemical weapons watchdog.<p>The governing council of the Organisation for the …

UN unanimously adopts Syria arms resolution

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.<p>The vote late on Friday was the first resolution passed on the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011, after Russia and China had previously vetoed three Western-backed resolutions …