Obama warns Syria chemical arms a 'game changer'

2013-04-27 11:37:16

US President Barack Obama said that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad would be a "game changer".
Syrian officials deny use of chemical weapons

Syrian officials deny use of chemical weapons

2013-04-27 10:45:40

Two Syrian officials denied Friday that government forces had used chemical weapons against rebels, the first response from President Bashar Assad's regime to U.S. assertions that it had deployed such weapons during the 2-year-old civil war.

UN chief to meet head of Syrian probe

2013-04-27 09:28:28

Ban has asked the head of the UN fact-finding mission on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria to visit New York

Syria likely used chemical weapons, US says

2013-04-27 07:39:07

The White House said that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a "small scale", during the conflict that has been raging in the country for two years.

UN team ready to Syria for chemical weapons probe

2013-04-26 14:03:24

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the UN fact-finding team is "on stand-by and ready to deploy in 24-48 hours" to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

White House says Syria uses chemical weapons

2013-04-26 09:14:39

The Syrian government has used chemical weapons in its conflict with the opposition forces.

Afghan earthquake kills 11

2013-04-24 23:39:22

At least 11 people were killed and 114 were wounded Wednesday afternoon after a 6.2- magnitude earthquake hit eastern Afghan provinces bordering Pakistan, authorities said.

Crossing 'red line' on Syria will require proof

2013-04-24 10:42:49

While President Barack Obama has declared a "red line" over Syrian use of chemical weapons, US officials suggested on Tuesday.

Over 50 killed in violence across Iraq

2013-04-24 09:22:18

More than 50 people were killed and over 100 others wounded in violent clashes and attacks across Iraq on Tuesday.

US condemns bomb attack on French embassy in Libya

2013-04-24 05:18:02

The US government on Tuesday condemned a bomb attack on the French embassy in Libya, calling it a "direct attack on all Libyans".

Car bombing targets French embassy in Libya

2013-04-23 16:04:01

Libyan security officials say a car bombing has targeted the French embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Casualties are unknown.

Hagel's Israeli visit to focus on Iran, Syria

2013-04-22 10:05:04

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Israel on Sunday for talks with Israeli officials on issues including Iran's nuclear program and the Syrian crisis.