Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry holds a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 14, 2013 (credit: Getty Images)

U.S., Russia Reach Deal On Syrian Weapons

John Kerry and Russia’s foreign minister announced they have agreed upon the framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons.

09/14/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Putin: U.S. Military Strike In Syria Could ‘Unleash New Wave Of Terrorism’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken his case against U.S. military intervention in Syria directly to the American people.

09/12/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An Option

From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.

09/11/2013

An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (credit: DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Sides With Diplomacy On Syria, But Promises U.S. Will Watch Closely

Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Obama said he had asked congressional leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorize the use of military force against Syria.

09/10/2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad (credit: CBS 2)

Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On Syria

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Syrian President Bashar Assad says, “You should expect everything.”

09/09/2013

A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.

09/08/2013

Anti Syria Intervention Rally Held In Times Square

Hundreds Head To Times Square To Protest Military Strike In Syria

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Times Square Saturday before marching to Union Square, protesting President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes To Sell Congress On Idea Of Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama has plunged into a frenetic, high-stakes week of selling a skeptical Congress on a military strike, ahead of a crucial vote on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama Notes Split Over Syria Attack

Obama told reporters at the end of a two-day Group of 20 economic summit that he and other leaders had a “full airing of views on the issue” and there was a growing recognition that “the world cannot stand idly by.”

09/06/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Sen. Robert Menendez Discusses His Vote For Strike On Syria

Menendez says he voted yes on a limited military strike on in Syria was to punish President Assad for the use of chemical weapons.

09/05/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in the House on Sept. 4, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Senate Panel Approves Plan To Strike Syria

The United States moved one step closer to launching military action against Syria on Wednesday.

09/04/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Works To Marshal Support For Strike On Syria

Kerry, along with the Joint Chiefs chairman and defense secretary, went in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make the case to hit Syria for its use of chemical weapons.

09/03/2013

Weapons Inspectors In Syria

Syria Debate Makes For Safety Anxiety As High Holidays Approach

The Jewish High Holidays were approaching this week with the debate on a strike on Syria in high gear, and some communities have been left worried.

09/03/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Confident Congress Will Approve Use Of Force In Syria

In a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria’s 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the “credibility of the United States is on the line.”

09/01/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez To Preside Over Senate Debate Over Strike On Syria

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was set beginning Tuesday to preside over a debate on the authorization of military force in Syria.

09/01/2013

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