Chemical Weapons http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/50008/all en Doing nothing is Obama’s best option in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/obama-best-option-syria-commentary Syria, which has been percolating in and out of public view for the last two years, exploded into full sight this past week as a result of revelations that the Assad government may have used nerve gas against rebel-controlled areas. With over 70,000 already dead -- the result of air strikes, heavy shelling of populated areas, and other deadly conventional military means, one can legitimately wonder why the possible deaths of an additional dozen or two Syrians would cause such concern in Washington. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/obama-best-option-syria-commentary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Home Islamists President Assad President Obama rebels redline Regions sarin gas Sen. Graham Sen. McCain Syria World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Iran Military Commentary Political Risk Russia Saudi Arabia Turkey United States Thu, 02 May 2013 10:25:11 +0000 Mac Deford 5829212 at http://www.globalpost.com WHITE HOUSE: Syria Has Been Using Chemical Weapons On Rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130614/white-house-syria-has-been-using-chemical-weapons-reb <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">The US and European allies have&nbsp;concluded that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels &quot;multiple times,&quot; and the White House said it would provide additional assistance to Syrian opposition that &quot;includes military support.&quot;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130614/white-house-syria-has-been-using-chemical-weapons-reb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assad Chemical Weapons Syria Syria Want to Know Middle East Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:05:16 +0000 Brett LoGiurato, Business Insider 5857195 at http://www.globalpost.com Car bombs kill 47 in Tripoli as Obama calls developments in Syria 'grave concern' (LIVE BLOG) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130821/syria-213-killed-nerve-gas-attack-ghouta-damascus Twin car bombs hit the Lebanese port city of Tripoli on Friday, while Russia urged Syria to cooperate with UN efforts to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attack in the eastern Ghouta region.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130821/syria-213-killed-nerve-gas-attack-ghouta-damascus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Need to Know Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:57:00 +0000 News Desk 5914247 at http://www.globalpost.com View from Israel: Why are chemical weapons the game changer in Syria? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130905/chemical-weapons-syria-israel-red-line-holocaust-world-war-one <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; The lethal, undetectable nature of chemical weapons makes even the most war-weary populations anxious.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130905/chemical-weapons-syria-israel-red-line-holocaust-world-war-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Syria Want to Know Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:12:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5925661 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: A Syria solution so crazy it just might work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-syria-solution-so-crazy-it-just-might-work However unlikely it seems, a growing number of nations back a proposal to have Syria hand over its entire chemical weapons arsenal; the verdicts are in on Delhi's shocking gang rape; China masters the art of spin; and bigger isn't better when it comes to fatherhood.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-syria-solution-so-crazy-it-just-might-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Conflict Zones Syria France Iran Chatter China Russia United States Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:15:31 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5929578 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian government carried out chemical weapons attacks: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130910/syrian-government-chemical-weapons-attack-ghouta-hrw-report <p>BEIRUT, Lebanon &mdash; All evidence in an independent investigation of the horrific chemical weapons attack in Damascus on Aug. 21 points to the Syrian government, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130910/syrian-government-chemical-weapons-attack-ghouta-hrw-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Need to Know Conflict Zones Syria War Middle East Russia United States Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5929627 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Obama will give diplomacy a chance in Syria, for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obama-will-give-diplomacy-chance-syria-now President Barack Obama puts the plans to strike Syria on hold while the world waits to see if a proposal to destroy its chemical weapons will work; the US remembers its two 9/11 anniversaries; the Brazilian rainforest is shrinking; and the anti-polar cellphone that might just save your life.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obama-will-give-diplomacy-chance-syria-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Conflict Zones Syria France Chatter Russia United States Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:19:29 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5930825 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: It's all talk on Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-its-all-talk-syria The US and Russia continue their talks as rumors abound that Syria is already stashing its chemical weapons, the Delhi four get death, a US consulate in Afghanistan is attacked, and the world's ugliest animal needs your love.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-its-all-talk-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Syria Chatter Russia United States Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:27:41 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5933060 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Russia vs. France vs. Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-russia-vs-france-vs-syria Russia and France disagree on who was behind the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, another American gun tragedy, the Costa Concordia is back upright, and Iran better have litter trays onboard its rockets — it wants to send a cat into space.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-russia-vs-france-vs-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Conflict Zones Syria France Chatter Russia United States Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5935667 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: Syria has 'material evidence' that rebels used chemical weapons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130918/russia-syria-proof-rebels-used-chemical-weapons “Without the full picture of the events here [in Syria] we cannot but call the nature of conclusions drawn by UN experts… as politicized, biased and unilateral,” Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said after meeting Syrian officials in Damascus.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130918/russia-syria-proof-rebels-used-chemical-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemical Weapons Need to Know Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy France Middle East Russia United Kingdom United States Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:32:00 +0000 News Desk 5937264 at http://www.globalpost.com