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...earthquake rocked Indonesia, killing dozens of people.One year ago: France released an intelligence report alleging chemical weapons use by Syria that dovetailed with similar U.S. claims, as President Bashar Assad warned that any military strike...
Begich: 'Just too close for comfort'

...way President Barack Obama responded to the Syrian government's violence against its citizens amidst reports of chemical weapons being used showed "in some ways some weakness there to a certain extent," Begich said."I think (Putin) sees...
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Opinion: Trust on the road less traveled

...the Ukrainian crisis, Sen. Mark Begich suggested President Barack Obama's response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons last fall displayed weakness that emboldened Russian President Vladimir to move military forces into Crimea. Sens...
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...Edward Snowden and found a way to head off U.S. military strikes on Kremlin ally Syria as punishment for using chemical weapons against its own people.In approving the amnesty, human rights activists said, Russia did little more than remove...

...offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a global chemical weapons watchdog agency with 190 member states.In...
Syrian rebel groups break with exiled opposition

...retaliation to the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus and the...the realization that even a chemical weapons attack would not trigger military...investigating allegation on the use of chemical weapons in the civil war.The U.S...
Empire Editorial: Is there an upside to blasting away at Syria?

...this time despite the horrific chemical weapons attack that spurred our president's...Israel is a nuclear nation.? Chemical weapons attacks are violations that...a "red line" - the use of chemical weapons - and will look ineffective...
Hagel: US rethinking possibly arming rebels in Syria

...that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against its own people, an...several reported incidents of chemical weapons use by the Bashar Assad regime...that it believed Assad has used chemical weapons but said the intelligence wasn't...
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Red line? US says Syria used poison

...Assad has twice used deadly chemical weapons in his country's fierce civil...growing chorus that Assad had used chemical weapons, White House spokesman Jay...however, declared the use of chemical weapons a "game changer" that would...
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Obama, SKorea show united front against Pyongyang

...crisis and elicit concessions" were over.Obama also disputed the notion that his cautious response to reported chemical weapons use in Syria - a move he had said would cross a "red line" - could embolden North Korea's unpredictable young...


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