U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accuses Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks.
GENEVA - The U.N.'s special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says evidence sugggests that some kind of chemical "substance" was used in an attack that killed hundreds of people, but said any military strike on Syria must have U.N. Security Council approval.
Brahimi spoke to reporters Wednesday in Geneva as a U.N. inspection team was investigating the alleged poison gas attack near Damascus on Aug. 21 and momentum built for Western military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's.
Brahimi said that "it does seem like some kind of substance was used" that killed hundreds of people, but "international law says that any U.S.-led military action must be taken after" agreement in the 15-nation Security Council.
He added that President Barack Obama's administration is "not known to be trigger-happy."
The first face-to-face meeting between Syria's government and the opposition hoping to overthrow Bashar Assad started and ended after barely a half-hour Saturday, with the two sides facing each other silently as a U.N. mediator split the distance between them and laid the groundwork for talks intended to lead Syria out of civil war.
Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized control of a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo that was used as a base for the area by their al-Qaida rivals, activists said.
A nonprofit political advocacy group which emanated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name.
After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is no fan of the idea of American exceptionalism. He suggests that God isn't either.
One day after his speech on Syria, local political science students gave President Barack Obama a "B" for his handling of the situation.
President Barack Obama wasn't just seeking Americans' support for military action in Syria. He also was seeking their trust.
One Cleveland-area Syrian-American paid extra close attention to President Obama's speech on Syria Tuesday as his family struggles to survive in the country.
President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" inside Syria without the use of force.