U.S. seeks Congressional support for Syria strike, UN speeds up sample analysis
09-03 12:34
The U.S. government continues to lobby the Congress to support military strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack, while UN inspectors are expediting analyzing samples collected from the attack site.
U.S. Congress divided on authorizing Obama administration's military strike on Syria
09-02 13:26
The U.S. Congress is splitting on whether to give green light to Obama administration for launching a limited military strike on Syria, to punish Damascus for an alleged chemical attack that killed hundreds of people.
U.S. awaits Congress vote on Syria strike, Assad vows to face down external aggression
09-02 13:02
U.S. President Barack Obama was awaiting a Congress vote on a draft resolution that asks for the authorization of a strike against Syria, while Damascus vowed to face down any external aggression just as internal ones it faced daily.
Syria boasts capability to respond to foreign military action, Iran stresses incessant support
09-02 09:07
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his country is capable of confronting any external aggression, in reference to a possible U.S.-led strike against his country, as Iran, his staunchest ally, pledged constant support to Damascus in face of escalating pressures.
White House formally asks Congress to authorize military action against Syria
09-01 11:20
The White House on Saturday sent Congress a draft resolution that authorizes a U.S. military action against the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons last week.
U.S., French presidents vow to punish Syrian government
09-01 10:00
U.S. President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande vowed on Saturday to punish the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons in internal conflict, just before Obama announced his decision to seek congressional approval for military action.
Putin pressures Obama over Syria
08-31 22:14
President Vladimir Putin addressed Saturday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, urging the latter not to initiate armed intervention into Syria.