Syria Agrees: Obama's "Red Line" on Chemical Weapons Is Also Our "Red Line"
People walk past destroyed houses in the northern Syrian town of Azaz on Sunday, April 21. (Photo: ) A top Syrian official inside the government of President al-Assad came to the side of President Obama on Wednesday morning by agreeing that a "red line" regarding chemical weapons had been crossed in the country.
Red Cross Chief Urges Caution Over Covert Drones
The president of the humanitarian organisation International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week warned of the organisation’s concerns over drones being used in situations that are not official armed conflicts. Peter Maurer made the comments following a four-day trip to Washington, in which he met with President Obama and senior advisers to discuss issues including drones, Syria and Guantanamo.
Obama lays out priorities for second term
President touches on Afghanistan, North Korea, Syria and Iran, but State of Union speech dominated by domestic issues.
Four Suspects Detained in French Counterterrorism Raid
A raid in the Paris region comes amid fears that European extremists who once joined jihadi groups in Afghanistan or Iraq are now joining radical fighters in the civil war in Syria and the conflict in Mali.
Analysis: As Pentagon chief, Hagel likely to favor sizable Afghan drawdown
WASHINGTON - A decorated Vietnam veteran acutely aware of the limits of military power, Chuck Hagel is likely to favor a sizable drawdown in Afghanistan, more frugal spending at the Pentagon and extreme caution when contemplating the use of force in places like Iran or Syria.
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