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Showdown with Syria
In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian government solider walks during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, not pictured, in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Heavy fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels flared again on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula. Troops are trying to flush out rebel units, including two that are linked to al-Qaida, from the hilltop enclave which they broke into last week.
BEIRUT (AP) -- A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Damascus says seven of the group's workers have been kidnapped in northern Syria.
UN: Destruction of Syrian chemical program begins
BEIRUT (AP) - A U.N. official says international inspectors have begun destroying Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and the machinery used to create it.
Chemical weapons inspectors cross into Syria
BEIRUT (AP) - An advance group of international inspectors charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons have crossed into the country from neighboring Lebanon.
World chemical weapons watchdog approves Syria disarmament plan
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - World chemical weapons watchdog approves Syria disarmament plan.
13 Syrian rebel groups slam opposition coalition
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several Syrian rebel groups, including a powerful al-Qaida-linked faction, say they reject the authority of the Western-backed opposition coalition in exile.
Obama: UN must enforce ban on Syrian chem weapons
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad if he doesn't meet demands to dismantle his chemical stockpile.
Assad: Syria will allow access to chemical sites
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites but that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.
Why is France pushing so hard on Syria
CREIL, France -- An unusual glimpse at France's military intelligence headquarters demonstrates how closely the French are watching what's happening in Syria — and how involved the French government is in ending Syria's civil war.
Russia against use of force in Syria resolution
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Moscow insisted on Tuesday that a new Security Council resolution on Syria not allow the use of force.
U.S., Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.
White House: Russian prestige on the line in Syria
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria's chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.
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