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Syria will allow access to chemical sites: Assad


Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites but rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.

If diplomacy fails, be prepared for anti-Syria action: Obama


A day after a Russia-U.S. agreement on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons, US President Barack Obama has said, "if diplomacy fails, be prepared to act against Syria."According to the US

Assad vows to hand over chemical weapons ahead of US-Russia talks

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Geneva: President Bashar al-Assad vowed to hand over Syria's chemical weapons Thursday as Moscow and Washington were set to begin high-stakes talks on a Russian plan to avert US-led military action a

War-weary US marks 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

New York City: War-weary Americans on Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, as President Barack Obama - for now holding fire on Syria - said force alone cannot 'bui

Obama backs targeted strike

Washington: US President Barack Obama told the Congress that he wants to give diplomacy a chance on the issue of Syria, but backed a limited and targeted military strike against the Assad regime with

Syrian Finance Minister welcomes Russia's chemical arms handover initiative

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Moscow: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Foreign Minister on Monday welcomed Russia's proposal that Damascus hand over control of its chemical weapons arsenal to international supervision to avoid

'Expect everything' if US attacks Syria: Assad

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Washington, District of Columbia: Sryian President Bashar al-Assad warned Washington Monday to brace for retaliation if US forces attacked his war-torn country, as he denied using chemical weapons ag

UK supplied sarin to Syria


London: British companies sold chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produ-ce the deadly nerve agent that killed 1,400 people.
The revelation was made by Daily Mail on Sunday. Between July

Videos of Syria victims surface as White House presses case for strike

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Washington, District of Columbia: A US congressional panel posted videos of Syrian victims Saturday, many of them children, as the White House presses its case for a strike against Damascus.
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Any action in Syria should be under UN framework: Manmohan Singh


St Petersburg: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that whatever action is required in Syria should be under the UN framework, amid growing pressure on US President Barack Obama rom his Russian co

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