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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Cancels U.N. Trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is indicted for war crimes, has cancelled his plans to address a high-level meeting of world leaders at the U.N. ...

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U.N. Chief Says He Has ‘Overwhelming’ Evidence of Chemical Attacks in Syria

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that U.N. weapons inspectors have obtained "overwhelming" evidence that chemical weapons were used in an Aug. 21 attack that ...

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Exclusive: U.N. Report Will Point to Assad Regime in Massive Chemical Attack

U.N. inspectors have collected a "wealth" of evidence on the use of nerve agents that points to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against ...

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Did The World Just Legitimize The Assad Regime It Spent Years Discrediting?

For nearly two years, the United States and its key allies have been challenging the Syrian government's claim to legitimacy. Some countries have recognized the ...

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Saudis to Push General Assembly Vote on Syria Intervention

As President Obama struggles to secure congressional approval for air strikes in Syria, America's principal Persian Gulf ally, Saudi Arabia, has been quietly exploring the ...

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Even Britain’s Closest Friends Think Its Rationale for War Is Illegal

The British government asserted today that it has the legal authority to strike Syria because of the controversial doctrine of "humanitarian intervention." One small problem: ...

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U.S. and Syria Trade Places on Chemical Weapons Inspections

It wasn't long ago that the Obama administration was championing the cause of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors in Syria. And it wasn't long ago that ...

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U.N. Inspectors Get Green Light for Syrian Nerve Agent Hunt

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's office said Sunday that U.N. chemical weapons experts will conduct an urgent inspection Monday in a Damascus suburb to determine whether ...

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U.N. Pressures Syria to Open Up ‘Chemical’ Battlefields

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki moon on Thursday dispatched his top disarmament official to Syria to try to persuade the Assad government to grant weapons ...

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How Syria’s Rebels Are Scuttling Any Chance At Peace Talks

Syria's U.S.-backed opposition leader, Ahmad al-Jabra, promised the U.N. Security Council today that his coalition was prepared to participate in peace talks with the Syrian ...

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