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Barack Obama has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he will face consequences if he uses chemical weapons against his people

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During the Labor Day weekend in New York the number of shot people has risen to 43, after violence started at the 2011 West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Labor Day Parade 2011: 7 deaths among 49 gunshot victims at West Indian Carnival.   During the Labor Day weekend in New York the number of shot people has risen to 43, after violence started at the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. In the 24 hours, from Saturday 6 a.m. to Sunday 6 a.m., 24 people were shot, the victims were shot during 15 separate incidents, and so far no arrest...

Bashar al-Assad has appeared on Russian TV to confirm that Syria's chemical weapons will be placed under international control

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...ital, Damascus, on August 21. Russia announced its proposal for dealing with the escalating chemical weapons crisis on Monday, as the US Congress was preparing to vote on whether to back President Barack Obama’s moves towards military action against Syria. Bashar al-Assad has appeared on Russian TV to confirm that Syria’s chemical weapons will be placed under international control On...

Syria may have used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House has said

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Syria may have used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House has said. US intelligence agencies believe “with varying degrees of confidence” that the nerve agent sarin had been deployed on a “small scale”, and did not say where or when it had been used. The White House has warned chemical weapons use would be a “red line” for possible intervention, but...

Syria’s chemical arms destruction is being overseen by a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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...ter agreement between Russia and the US. The resolution followed international outrage at a chemical weapons attack near Damascus in August. In an interim report, UN chemical weapons inspectors confirmed that the nerve agent sarin had been used in the attack in Ghouta on the outskirts of the city on August 21. It was estimated to have killed hundreds of people and was blamed by the United States a...

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, has underlined President Barack Obama's warning to the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons against its own people

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...Syrian official has insisted the country would “never, under any circumstances” use such weapons, “if such weapons exist”. A NATO team has already visited a number of sites in Turkey in preparation for the deployment of Patriot batteries, which could be used to shoot down any Syrian missiles or warplanes that stray over the border. The missile deployment is likely to be app...

The UN has unanimously voted to adopt a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons

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...the UN demonstrated that “diplomacy can be so powerful that it can peacefully defuse the worst weapons of war”. John Kerry said the resolution would for the first time seek to eliminate entirely a nation’s chemical weapons capability. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also hailed the move, saying Moscow “war ready to take part in all operations” in Syria. The UN...

John Kerry has said Syrian government deserves credit for so far complying with a chemical weapons deal

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...onth to the OPCW under the Russia-US agreement which also provided for Damascus to join the Chemical Weapons Convention. That arsenal is thought to include more than 1,000 tonnes of sarin and the blister agent sulphur mustard among other banned chemicals. In an interim report earlier this year, UN chemical weapons inspectors confirmed that the nerve agent sarin had been used in the attack in Ghout...

Hundreds of Syrians have been killed early this morning on the outskirts of Damascus following chemical weapons attacks

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...rian government implicitly admitted what had long been suspected by experts in the field of chemical weapons proliferation – that Syria had stocks of chemical weapons. Experts believe it has large undeclared stockpiles of mustard gas and sarin nerve agent. Damascus said the weapons, stored and secured by the armed forces, would never be used “inside Syria”, but could be used agai...

Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons on a small scale against the opposition rebels

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...8221; to the opposition. The White House had previously warned that the US considers the use of such weapons crossing a “red line”. Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to Barack Obama, said the US had no “reliable” evidence the opposition had used chemical weapons. Earlier, the United Nations said the number of those killed in the Syrian conflict had risen to mor...

President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a "red line" that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis

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President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a “red line” that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis. Barack Obama said he had “at this point not ordered military engagement”. But he added: “There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons.&...

Senior US Democrats Dan Malloy and Dianne Feinstein have called for stricter gun control following Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown

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...bandoned and the church evacuated because of an unspecified threat. The gunman behind Friday’s shootings has been named in media reports as Adam Lanza, who is said to have killed his mother before driving to the school, opening fire and then killing himself. The state’s chief medical examiner said the gunman used a semi-automatic rifle as his main weapon, and all the victims appeared t...

The Nobel Peace Prize 2013 was awarded to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2013 was awarded to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) “for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons”. The OPCW is the body overseeing destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. The Hague-based OPCW was established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention. It recently sent inspectors to carry out the dismantling of S...

President Barack Obama has said he has not yet decided on Syria strike

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...at the US had “not yet made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place, and hardly anyone disputes that chemical weapons were used in a large scale in Syria against civilian populations”. “We’ve looked at all the evidence, and we don’t believe the opposition possessed chemical weapons of that sort,” Barac...

Barack Obama has said he will put plans for a military strike against Syria on hold if the country agrees to place its chemical weapons stockpile under international control

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...ll put plans for a military strike against Syria on hold if the country agrees to place its chemical weapons stockpile under international control. However, the US president said he was skeptical the Syrian government would follow through. As the US Congress debates authorizing an attack, Russia on Monday proposed Syria relinquish its chemical weapons. The US accuses Damascus of war crimes includi...

Barack Obama says he will pursue diplomatic efforts to remove Syria's chemical weapons

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President Barack Obama says he will pursue diplomatic efforts to remove Syria’s chemical weapons but has ordered the US military to “be in a position to respond” if such measures fail. In a televised address, Barack Obama said he had asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing the use of force. The US has threatened air strikes after a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds i...

Vice-President Joe Biden has said the US has "no doubt" that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and that it must be held accountable

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Vice-President Joe Biden has said the US has “no doubt” that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and that it must be held accountable. The US has said its military is ready to launch strikes if President Barack Obama order an attack, and allies say they too are ready to act. The Syrian government has strongly denied claims it used chemical weapons. UN weapons inspectors ar...

President Barack Obama wants to reinstate an assault weapons ban in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut

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Bashar al-Assad has said he is committed to a plan to destroy his country's chemical weapons but warned it could take about a year

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....” Bashar al-Assad has said he is committed to a plan to destroy his country’s chemical weapons but warned it could take about a year And when asked whether he would be willing to hand over chemical weapons to the US, President Bashar al-Assad said: “It needs about one billion. It is very detrimental to the environment. If the American administration is ready to pay this money a...

Russia has urged Syria to put its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control and then have them destroyed

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...o avoid military action, John Kerry replied that he could hand over his entire stockpile of chemical weapons within the next week. US officials subsequently clarified that John Kerry was making a “rhetorical argument” rather than a serious offer. Russia has urged Syria to put its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control and then have them destroyed However, Sergei Lavro...

Speaking at an inter-faith vigil in Newtown, President Barack Obama has said the US must do more to protect its children in the wake of Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School

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...dent Barack Obama has said the US must do more to protect its children in the wake of Friday’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School Barack Obama was also meeting victims’ families and emergency service workers. All 20 children who died in the shootings – eight boys and 12 girls – were aged between six and seven, according to an official list of the dead. The schoolR...

The first Syrian chemical weapons are leaving the country on a Danish ship

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...ard. The mission is being run jointly by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The agreement was brokered by the US and Russia after rockets filled with the nerve agent sarin was fired at three towns in the Ghouta agricultural belt around the Syrian capital Damascus on 21 August. Hundreds of people were killed in the attacks. The first Syrian chemical weapons...

In an interview with PBS, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said there is "no evidence" that his government has used chemical weapons

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...BS, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said there is “no evidence” that his government has used chemical weapons “There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people,” he told the network. Bashar al-Assad would neither confirm nor deny that his government kept chemical weapons, but said that if they existed, they were “in centralized control...

Vladimir Putin urged Barack Obama, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to think about future victims in Syria before using force

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...itary action against Syria after intelligence reports that 1,429 people were killed on August 21. UN weapons inspectors have left Syria after gathering evidence for four days. They are taking their samples to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, in The Hague. The samples are thought to include soil, swabs from munitions, blood and hair from the victims and, experts say, possibl...

The UK has decided to join the US in warning Syria that the use or threat of chemical weapons would force them "to revisit their approach"

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...David Cameron and Barack Obama both agreed “that the use – or threat – of chemical weapons was completely unacceptable and would force them to revisit their approach so far”, said the spokesman. The comments echoed those by Barack Obama earlier in the week, when he said he would change his thinking on intervention if Syria used chemical weapons. The two leaders, along with...