The Lede: Investigation Suggests American Journalist Missing in Syria ‘Likely’ Held by Government
James Foley, an American journalist who has been missing in Syria, “was most likely abducted by a pro-regime militia group and subsequently turned over to Syrian government forces,” according to GlobalPost, the news site for which he was a freelance correspondent.
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.
White House suspects Syria used chemical weapons, seeks inquiry
A senior official says the U.S. is still evaluating the evidence that indicates sarin gas was used. Some in Congress say a 'red line' has been crossed. WASHINGTON — The White House said for the first time that there was evidence Syria had used chemical weapons in its civil war, but administration officials called for a broader United Nations investigation and edged away from declaring Damascus had crossed a "red line" that might trigger U.S. intervention.
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.
U.N. talks with Syria on chemical arms probe at "impasse"
UNITED NATIONS - Discussions between the United Nations and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government on a possible investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria have reached an impasse, U.N. diplomats said on Wednesday.
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