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Panetta Criticizes Obama Over Failure in Syria

In new book, former defense chief criticizes Obama's backtracking on action in Syria over its use of chemical weapons.

Panetta Criticizes Obama Over Failure to Act in Syria

Assad Promises Full Compliance With Inspectors

Syrian president says he will comply with Russian-brokered deal over chemical weapons, but warns "rebels" could attack inspectors.

Assad Promises Full Compliance With Weapons Inspectors

Russia Mulls Sending Troops to 'Monitor' Syria

Russian Foreign Minister makes the suggestion on Russian TV, as mortar round strikes Damascus embassy.

Russia Mulls Sending Troops to 'Monitor' Syrian Chemical Weapons

Syria Hands in Data on Chemical Arsenal

Syria hands over complete data on its chemical arsenal, meeting a Saturday deadline to avert military strikes

Syria Meets Deadline, Hands in Data on Chemical Arsenal

Syria won't Make Chemical Deadline

Assad was to produce a list of chemical sites by Saturday but US says it's not "a hard and fast deadline."

Syria won't Make Chemical Deadline

Yaalon: Military Threat Brings Solutions

The deal over Syria's chemical weapons proves that a credible threat of force can bring diplomatic solutions, says Defense Minister.

Yaalon: Credible Military Threat Brings Diplomatic Solutions

Hollande Doesn't Rule Out Syria Strike

"The military option must remain" despite Syria's agreement to eradicate its chemical weapons, says French President.

Hollande Doesn't Rule Out Syria Strike

Syria: We Take This Agreement Very Seriously

Syria's information minister says his country "does not waste time" and is already implementing the Russia-U.S. deal.

Syrian Minister: We Take This Agreement Very Seriously

Kerry to Syria: You’re Not Off the Hook Yet

"The threat of force remains," Kerry warns Syria in a news conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Kerry to Syria: You’re Not Off the Hook Yetplayer

Obama: Force Still an Option on Iran

Despite Syria deal, “the threat... against Israel, that a nuclear Iran poses, is much closer to our core interests.”

Obama: Force Still an Option on Iran

PM: 'We're in a Regional Earthquake'

Prime Minister says “not words, but deeds and results” are what matters, regarding Syria and Iran.

PM: 'We're in a Regional Earthquake'

Syrian Minister: US-Russian Plan a 'Victory'

The plan to remove Syria's chemical weapons is a "victory" that averts a war, says Minister Ali Haidar.

Syrian Minister: US-Russian Plan a 'Victory'

Prime Minister Netanyahu Meets Kerry

US Secretary of State lands at Ben Gurion Airport; talks with PM revolve around Syria and ongoing Israel-PA negotiations.

Prime Minister Netanyahu to Meet John Kerry

Syrian Rebels Reject U.S.-Russia Initiative

"We cannot accept any part" of the initiative to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons, says Free Syrian Army head.

Syrian Rebels Reject U.S.-Russia Initiative

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.

McCain and Graham Slam Syria Agreement

US, Russia Reach Deal on Syria

Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014. Obama: force still an option.

US, Russia Reach Deal on Syria

Kerry to Syria: This Is Not a Game

A U.S. threat to attack Syria for gassing its own people remains an option, stresses Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry to Syria: This Is Not a Game

Syria Joins Anti-Chemical Weapons Treaty

Syria's UN ambassador his country has joined the anti-chemical weapons treaty. State Dept.: Military option still on the table.

Syria Joins Anti-Chemical Weapons Treaty, U.S. Unimpressed

Chemical Threat 'Neither Theoretical Nor Distant'

Foreign Ministry spokesman voices doubt over Russian-led initiative to force Syrian regime to hand over chemical weapons.

Chemical Weapons Threat 'Neither Theoretical Nor Distant'

‘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.

‘Russia, Iran and Syria Defeated America’

Putin Appeals to Americans on Syria Intervention

Russian President appeals to Americans, warns that U.S. intervention is becoming “ineffective and pointless.”

Putin Appeals to Americans: Syria Intervention Dangerous

Syrian MP Threatens Israel, U.S. Bases

Kurdish Syrian MP tells Hezbollah TV: If U.S. attacks us, we'll respond by targeting Israel and the American bases in the Gulf.

Syrian MP Threatens Israel, U.S. Bases in the Gulfplayer

Senate Could Vote on Syria Next Week

Senate could vote on Syria strike as soon as next week if efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis fail.

Senate Could Vote on Syria Next Week, Say Lawmakers

Security Council Talks End with No Progress

UN Security Council envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia and the U.S. talk about Syria, but no agreement reached.

Security Council Talks on Syria End with No Progress

Security Council to Discuss Syria, Again

Envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States will meet Wednesday night to discuss the situation in Syria.

Security Council to Discuss Syria, Again

Netanyahu Links US Response in Syria to Iran

Despite regional doubts over US resolve, Israeli President Shimon Peres voices confidence over Obama administration's Syria policy.

Netanyahu Links US Response in Syria to Iran

Text of Obama Speech: 'Our Leadership is at Stake'

"Our ideals and principles, as well as our national security, are at stake in Syria," president tells nation.

Full Text of Obama Speech: 'Our Leadership is at Stake'

Iran: Strike on Syria May Trigger Attack on Israel

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister: In the event of a U.S. attack on Syria, some groups may retaliate by striking the Jewish state.

Iran: Strike on Syria May Trigger Attack on Israel

If We Don't React, Assad Will Use Chemicals Again

In speech to the nation, Obama makes the case for a strike on Syria but says he'll give Russian proposal a chance.

Obama: If We Don't React, Assad Will Use Chemicals Againplayer

Kerry and Lavrov to Discuss Deal on Syria

Security Council meeting on Syria postponed, as Obama decides to send Kerry to discuss Russia's proposal on Syria's chemical weapons.

Kerry and Lavrov to Discuss Deal on Syria

Obama Asks Congress to Delay Votes on Syria

Obama asks to delay votes on authorizing military strikes against Syria in order to give Russian proposal a chance.

Obama Asks Congress to Delay Votes on Syria

Obama to Discuss Russian Plan at Security Council

Kerry: America supports Russian proposal, ‘but we’re not waiting for long.’

Obama to Discuss Russian Plan at Security Council

Jerusalem: Too Early for Champagne on Syria

Russian, Syrian interests diametrically opposed to the West's, diplomats note; urge caution on Russian offer to supervise chemical weapons.

Jerusalem: Too Early for Champagne on Syria

Lieberman: Assad's a Target if Israel is Attacked

Former Foreign Minister says details of Russia's offer on supervision of chemical weapons in Syria are unclear.

Lieberman: Assad becomes a Target if Israel is Attacked

Hezbollah: No Military Solution to Syria

Possible U.S. strike on Syria would affect "the entire world," says Hezbollah deputy leader.

Hezbollah: No Military Solution To Syria

Radical Cleric: Let U.S. Attack in Syria

Radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi says he supports strike in Syria because “the Muslims cannot do it.”

Radical Cleric: Muslims Cannot Do It, Let U.S. Attack in Syriaplayer

Senate Vote on Syria Strike Delayed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delays a procedural vote on a military strike in Syria, which was scheduled for Wednesday.

Senate Vote on Syria Strike Delayed

Obama: Russia's Proposal Significant

Obama in media blitz: Russia's proposal regarding Syria is a positive development, but I'm skeptical Syria would comply.

Obama: Russia's Proposal is Significant, but I'm Skepticalplayer

France Sets Conditions for Russian Proposal

A proposal to have Assad hand over his chemical weapons arsenal is acceptable under certain conditions, says French FM Fabius.

France Sets Conditions for Russian Proposal on Syria

Russia Urges Syria to Give up Chemical Weapons

Russian FM urges Assad regime to surrender its chemical weapon stockpile to avoid western military strikes.

Russia Urges Syria to Give up Chemical Weapons Stockpile