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Why the US is wary of conducting strikes against Islamic State in Syria

Sep 07, 2014

Why the US is wary of conducting strikes against Islamic State in Syria

The alternative would be to finally get serious about arming the mainstream Western-backed rebels fighting to topple Assad. But there is a reason the administration of President Barack Obama has been deeply reluctant to throw its weight behind them. #White House #World #Barack Obama #Terrorism #United Nations #Syria #ConnectTheDots #Nato #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #United States of America #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #Ghouta #Nusra Front #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #US airstrikes in Iraq #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #Peter Theo Curtis #Aistrikes
Syria A year after chemical attacks, justice remains elusive

Aug 21, 2014

Syria A year after chemical attacks, justice remains elusive

Syria's opposition and its allies, including the United States, accused Damascus of carrying out thechemical weapons attack. President Bashar Assad's government denied responsibility, and blamed the rebels. #Barack Obama #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #Sarin #Sarin gas #Chemical weapon attack #nerve agent #chemical Weapons Convention #Bassar al-Assad
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Aug 19, 2014

Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

The ship was held in Spain for several months due to delays by Syria in handing over its declared stockpiles of chemical agents. #United States #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #Bassar al-Assad

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Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Sep 29, 2014

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

(AP) -- By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. "There's a m... #Syria #Iraq #Barack Obama
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Sep 22, 2014

News24.com | All chemical weapons turned over - Syria

Syria's government says it has turned over all its chemical weapons and adhered to an international treaty... #Syria #Iraq #Barack Obama
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Sep 25, 2014

Could the US wave of attacks on Syria be the boost that disgraced President Assad has prayed for?

For Syria's opposition, there is a cruel irony in the fact that, just over one year after the cancellation of planned missiles strikes to punish Assad's chemical weapon use, American and Arab warplanes and missiles are finally in Syria's skies. This ... #Syria #Middle East #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Turkey #Barack Obama #Jordan #United Arab Emirates #Ankara #Qatar #Bahrain