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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 18, 2014

Israeli official: Syria hid chemical weapons after giving up raw materials

Combat-ready arsenal includes missile warheads, air-dropped bombs, rocket-propelled grenades primed with toxins, senior Israeli official says...
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Sep 18, 2014

Syria Reveals More Secret Chemical Weapons Facilities After Shunning Inspectors | Business Insider

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new fac... #Syria #Business Insider
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Sep 18, 2014

Five Best Ideas of the Day: September 18

1. Islamic State is hunting for Syrian chemical weapons that eluded international inspectors. By Paul D. Shinkman in U.S. News and World Report 2. The true promise of education technology is in differentiating learning to meet the needs of each stude... #U S News #Facebook #Syria