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  • John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria

    John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria
    One minute, you’re just talking out of your hat. The next, you’re a diplomatic genius. Or, as John F. Kerry is probably thinking right now: me and my big mouth. In London on Monday, the secretary of State, asked how Syrian President Bashar...
  • U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria

    U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria
    Any faction found to have used chemical weapons "must be brought to justice," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. But the head of the world body also warned that any use of force to punish perpetrators would be legal only in self-defense or...
  • NSA megalomania accomplishes little beyond alienating allies

    PARIS -- It is the nature of bureaucracies to expand and accumulate prerogatives. The National Security Agency, a dusty post-Second World War institution of routine habits and outdated technology, focused on the remnants of the Soviet Union and its East...
  • Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weapons

    Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weapons
    BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack. “We, for the sake of protecting...
  • John Kerry's Syria remarks: Mr. Magoo school of diplomacy

    John Kerry's Syria remarks: Mr. Magoo school of diplomacy
    Secretary of State John Kerry’s accidental, possible solution to the Syrian crisis takes a page right out of the Mr. Magoo School of International Diplomacy: Just keep bumbling along and you may eventually get to your destination. When asked in...
  • As Kerry and Lavrov meet, Assad adds new condition to Syria deal

    As Kerry and Lavrov meet, Assad adds new condition to Syria deal
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry and his Russian counterpart met for hastily arranged talks in Geneva in a push to disarm Syria of chemical weapons, even as Syrian President Bashar Assad warned that he wouldn’t surrender his toxic...
  • U.N. report likely to show chemical weapons use in Syria, Ban says

    WASHINGTON – The United Nations investigation of a deadly attack in Syria is likely to show "overwhelming” evidence of chemical weapons use,  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said Friday. Ban’s comments suggest that the long-...
  • U.N. to release findings of Syria chemical attack inquiry

    BEIRUT — The United Nations on Monday is expected to release the much-anticipated results of an investigation into allegations of deadly poison gas attacks last month near Damascus. The inquiry report was delivered Sunday to Secretary-General...
  • U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say

    U.N. report on sarin attack in Syria points to Assad, envoys say
    A United Nations report concluding that chemical weapons were used in Syria on Aug. 21 contains evidence pointing to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as the perpetrators, the U.S. and British ambassadors to the world body said Monday. U.N....
  • U.N.: Syrian chemical attack 'unequivocally and objectively' confirmed

    U.N.: Syrian chemical attack 'unequivocally and objectively' confirmed
    U.N. inspectors found "clear and convincing evidence" that sarin gas was used to attack rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital on Aug. 21 in violation of international law, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported Monday. "This act is a war crime,"...
  • Russia says it has evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels

    Russia says it has evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels
    MOSCOW – Russia will submit evidence to the United Nations Security Council implicating Syrian rebels in chemical weapons attacks, including one last month on Damascus suburbs,  Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. “We have plenty...
  • Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.

    Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.
    After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...