United States Widens Sanctions on SyriaNew American sanctions target individuals and entities providing energy products used by the Assad regime in fighting its own people.
Assad 'Open to Dialogue' with the United StatesSyrian President says he is open to having a dialogue with the United States so long as Syria's "sovereignty" isn't pressured.
There's No Coordination with Assad, Says State DepartmentState Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says her country isn't coordinating airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
Obama Supports Training for Syrian Opposition, Says OfficialObama's nominee as Qatar ambassador: the administration supports plan to provide military training to moderate Syrian opposition.
US Denies Reports of Another Chemical Weapons Attack in SyriaAlleged survivors of January attack turn to US for support; White House dismisses claims, says survivors 'can't get their story straight.'
Congress Approves 'Light Weapons' to 'Moderate' Syrian RebelsOfficials: Light arms supplied by the U.S. are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebels, funding for more has been approved by Congress.
McCain: Obama is Worse than CarterSenator McCain blasts Obama over Syria. "I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president."
US and Britain Suspend Funding for Syrian RebelsMove follows reports of base overtaken by Islamist groups in the north; decision temporary, officials say.
US 'Knew About Rebel Chemical Weapons, Acted Selectively'Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist reveals proof that US administration knew both sides had weapons; officials deny claims.
American Jihadist in Syria: Entire World Will Be MuslimUS national in Syria declares intent to kill infidels, fight enemies of Islam, implement Sharia law worldwide - including in the West.
Poll: 52% of Israelis don't Trust US on DefenseAmong religious people, over two thirds do not trust the US. 56% believe Iranian surprise attack is possible.
US Told Israel on Aug. 30: Syria Strike in 48 HoursIsraeli TV reveals Netanyahu received notification by phone that a strike is imminent, one day before Obama changed his mind.
McCain and Graham Slam Syria Agreement"Assad will deceive the world," say Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham of the U.S.-Russia agreement on Syria's chemical weapons.
Syria Joins Anti-Chemical Weapons Treaty, U.S. UnimpressedSyria's UN ambassador his country has joined the anti-chemical weapons treaty. State Dept.: Military option still on the table.
‘Russia, Iran and Syria Defeated America’Former Israeli ambassador to US the: Iran-Syria-Russia victory signals an end to U.S. deterrence in the Middle East.
Syrian MP Threatens Israel, U.S. Bases in the GulfKurdish Syrian MP tells Hezbollah TV: If U.S. attacks us, we'll respond by targeting Israel and the American bases in the Gulf.
Senate Could Vote on Syria Next Week, Say LawmakersSenate could vote on Syria strike as soon as next week if efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis fail.
Syrian Rebels: U.S. Giving Us Some WeaponsThe United States has begun distributing some weapons to the Syrian rebels, says a spokesman on their behalf.
Obama: If We Don't React, Assad Will Use Chemicals AgainIn speech to the nation, Obama makes the case for a strike on Syria but says he'll give Russian proposal a chance.
McCain: Voting Against Syria Strike Would Be CatastrophicSenator John McCain urges a vote in favor of the President's proposal for using military force in Syria.
'You Can’t Rely on America'Legal expert warns Israel against relying on American support in case of trouble: "Even when they do act, they’re too late."
Obama Hints at Tough Response to SyriaObama tells rabbis not to worry: American response to Syria will send Iran the right message.
Syrian Officials Gloat: Obama Defeated Before War BeganSyrian official mocks Obama administration over airstrike delay as Syrian PM threatens.
Syria: Kerry's Accusations Based on LiesSyria rejects remarks by Kerry, says they are fabricated and based on lies by "terrorists".
White House: Syria Intervention Will be LimitedThe U.S. is looking at a response to Syrian use of chemical weapons that is "very discrete and limited", says White House spokesperson.
Obama: I Haven't Yet Decided to Strike in Syria"I’ve not made a decision" regarding a military strike in Syria, stresses Obama in a television interview.
US Determined to Strike in Syria – the Question is WhenUS source says Syria strike will happen, but the timing has not yet been decided; Russian. Chinese diplomats stage UN "walkout."
UN Pushes for Delay on Syria StrikeUN Secretary-General urges US, UK to give inspectors more time; Syria takes advantage of advanced warning to evacuate top military posts.
Hackers Bring Down New York Times WebsiteSyrian Electronic Army believed to be behind the hacking of the New York Times website.
Biden: 'No Doubt' that Assad is Behind the Chemical Attack"The Syrian regime is the only one that has chemical weapons and has used them in the past," notes U.S. Vice President.
PM: Israel Ready to React ‘Fiercely’ if Syria AttacksNetanyahu warns of harsh response if Syria tries to hit Israel.
Strike on Syria ‘As Early as Thursday’Russia hurries to get its citizens out as US officials warn operation in Syria could be imminent.
Kerry: Syria Chemical Attack a 'Moral Obscenity'The U.S. will demand accountability for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, declared Secretary of State.
Steinitz: If US Plans Attack, Israel Will KnowIsrael’s Minister for Strategy says America will have to take action on Syria.
Obama Meets Advisers to 'Gather Facts' on Syria AttackObama met top national security advisers following widespread reports about the Syrian government using chemical weapons.
Syria Warns U.S.: Don't Attack Us"An attack on Syria would be no easy trip," warns Syria's Information Minister.
Obama: Time is Nearing for a Definitive Response on SyriaAlleged use of chemical weapons in Syria "is clearly a big event of grave concern," says U.S. President.
Obama Orders Probe of Syrian Chemical AttackU.S. President has ordered local spy agencies to urgently probe claims that Syrian forces launched a horrific chemical attack on civilians.
Obama Announces More Humanitarian Aid to SyriaU.S. will provide more than $195 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the Syrian war.
Dempsey: No-Fly Zone Over Syria Would Cost BillionsImposing a no-fly zone over Syria would cost $1 billion a month and put U.S. aircraft at risk of being shot down, assesses General Dempsey.
Wall Street Journal: Netanyahu Has Red Lines, Obama Doesn'tWSJ says Israel attacked Syria at least four times, adding this means that Netanyahu adheres to his red lines, unlike Obama.
Report: U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels Within a MonthCIA moving weapons from a network of secret warehouses, plans to start arming Syrian rebels, according to officials.
'35 Americans Killed' in Syria FightingHizbullah claims 35 Americans among thousands of ‘mujahideen’ foreign fighters killed in Syria.
Face-Off in Syria? Iran Sends 4,000 More SoldiersIran sends 4,000 new troops to boost Assad as Obama promises aid to rebels. Israel may be dragged in.
White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over SyriaWhite House says a no-fly zone over Syria would be more difficult to set up than it was in Libya.
US Confirms Assad Used Chemical WeaponsObama administration confirms that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against rebel forces.
U.S. Eases Restrictions on Syria's OppositionU.S. eases restrictions on trade with Syria’s opposition, in order to supply the critical needs of Syrians in “liberated areas.”
Kerry: U.S. Considering Options to Help RebelsThe United States is considering what steps it can take to help the Syrian opposition, says Secretary of State.
Sources: Obama Close to Approving Arms for Syrian RebelsUnited States President Barack Obama is close to approving arms for the Syrian rebels, say officials.
McCain Repeats Call for U.S. to Take Action in Syria"The only power that is not fully committed in this struggle is us," says U.S. Senator John McCain, a week after meeting Syrian rebels.
Report: Obama Asks for Plan for No-Fly Zone Over SyriaThe White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria, administration officials say.
Erdogan: Assad Crossed Obama's Red Line Long AgoTurkey's prime minister calls on the U.S. to take action in Syria, says Assad used chemical weapons against his people.
U.S. 'Skeptical' that Syrian Rebels Used Chemical WeaponsThe United States says it is "highly skeptical" of an assertion by a UN investigator that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons.
Senator Presents Legislation to Allow U.S. to Arm Syrian RebelsSenator Robert Menendez offered legislation that would allow the U.S. to provide lethal weapons to the Syrian opposition.
Elkin: Iran Watching U.S. Response on SyriaAmerica’s response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons will send a signal to Iran, deputy minister says.
U.S. Senators Call for Action in Syria Over Use of ChemicalsU.S. Senators say it it time to intervene in Syria, after intelligence assessments say that Assad likely used chemical weapons.
White House on Syria: 'All Options Are on the Table'A senior White House official says "all options are on the table" should use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime be confirmed.