Edgar Caceres

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US outlines case for military strike on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States will not wait for UN weapons inspectors to finish their work before deciding whether or not to launch military strikes against Syria.<p>Hours later, however, US President Barack Obama stressed that he "has not made a final decision" …

UN inspectors leave Syria as US weighs 'limited act'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1006000/1006664_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524703072_8300218c4e3ded44d5476121aa4a3c3b<p><b>UN inspectors investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria have left Damascus.</b><p>They crossed into neighbouring Lebanon just hours after …

Is Obama Going to War Just to ‘Check the Box’?

Is Obama going to war just so he can avoid getting mocked?<p>As America slouches to war in Syria, top U.S. policy planners are preoccupied with …

The Week’s Best Longreads for August 31, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.<p><i>Amanda Linhout, The New York Times Magazine</i><p>Her kidnapping …

Syrian offensive on Qusayr deepens

The Syrian military continued its offensive on Qusayr amid reports that at least 28 Hezbollah fighters helping the army in the strategic attack have been killed so far.<p>Syrian state media said army units pushed deeper into the town near the Lebanese border on Monday, and were fighting street battles …

Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979538_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524703072_5110c8db0c9c3cae52fe4390bf6b26a6<p><b>Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair after state forces launched a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold.</b><p>State …

Syria crisis: Refugee total now more than 1.5m - UNHCR

<b>The UN's refugee agency has said that more than 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria.</b><p>Most have fled to Jordan and Lebanon, but not have all been registered yet, meaning the true total is likely to be far higher, according to the UNHCR.<p>The situation inside Syria has deteriorated …