Lebanon & Syria
September 14, 2013
A summary of what is coming down the pipeline in terms of decisions about Syria.
During the most recent UN meeting, UN Chief Ban accuses Assad of war crimes and pushes for full accountability from Assad and his regime in the deaths of thousands.
September 13, 2013
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani praises Syria for progress in chemical weapons overturn. Hassan also looks to use UN meeting as a communication launch for next steps in Tehran's uranium enrichment.
Talks continue in Geneva as Syria and U.S. test the waters of agreements around the dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons program.
September 12, 2013
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that he will surrender his chemical weapons stockpiles to the international community on the provision that the US stops threatening to launch a military strike against Syria.
The Russian government on Thursday produced a four-step plan that will allow Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stockpiles so that they are put under international control in the US.
Syrian opposition groups say there has been another chemical weapons attack in Damascus, in the suburb of Jobar.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed piece for US newspaper the New York Times on Thursday, in which he warned Americans over the
Two stray mortary shells fired from Syrian territory hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced Thursday that the report from the UN chemical team investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack will 'probably' be published Monday.
September 11, 2013
Evidence released by the UN Commission confirmed at least eight massacres have been perpetrated in Syria by President Bashar Assad’s regime over the last year and a half.
The UNHCR said on Wednesday that over 100 refugees are to be relocated to Hanover, Germany from Lebanon in a bid to offer them access to improved humanitarian care.
In a televised address from the Oval Office, U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to explore a diplomatic initiative from Russia to neutralize Syria's chemical weapons.
September 10, 2013
Even as the prospect of a military strike on Syria dimmed significantly, a forensic expert from the Syrian government came forward to say he has evidence about the chemical attacks.
France on Tuesday said it would submit a draft UN resolution that will allow Damascus to avoid military intervention if it puts its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control.