UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria took the first step Thursday toward joining the Chemical Weapons Convention after its most important ally, Russia, convinced Damascus… More »
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The head of the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team says he has completed his report on Syria and will deliver it… More »
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security… More »
TOKYO (AP) — A former U.S. nuclear regulator says cleaning up Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant is a bigger challenge than the work he led… More »
GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team open two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday, hoping… More »
A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, exactly one year after the Sept. 11 attack there that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad “and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister says President Bashar Assad’s regime will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign the chemical weapons convention.
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Pushing military might and raising hopes it won’t be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he pushed the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad’s regime if that effort fails.
PARIS (AP) — Syria has accepted a proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for dismantling, the Syrian foreign minister said Tuesday,… More »
The conflict in Syria drew dozens to hold a candlelight vigil in Oahu Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for… More »
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. and Canada because a repair announced last… More »
On Monday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced her strong opposition to a U.S. military intervention in Syria. She says it would be a serious mistake.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With scant success to date, the Obama administration furiously lobbied dubious lawmakers and a war-weary public on Monday in a struggle… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned there will be “repercussions” against any U. S. military strike launched in response to a… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House asserted Sunday that a “common-sense test” dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that… More »
CAIRO (AP) — Smoke billowed in the sky as Egyptian helicopter gunships rocketed suspected Islamic militant hideouts in the lawless northern Sinai Peninsula for… More »
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese reporter who was sentenced to prison in 2005 after Yahoo Inc. disclosed details of his email has been released,… More »