A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Looking Back: The Stories of 2012
A lot of websites have their "ten best" or "best moments" of 2012 articles out there right now. But they're often specific to a theme--best movies, best tech stories. Here on New Plateaus, we'll look ... Posted on 1/2/13 at 10:33 AM
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The global chemical weapons watchdog says its inspectors in Syria have not been able to reach two sites because of security concerns, meaning that one of the first in a series of tight deadlines on the path toward destroying the country's poison gas stockpile by mid-2014 has been missed.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Syria's foreign minister has claimed at the U.N. that his regime is fighting a war against al-Qaida linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. diplomats say the five permanent members of the divided Security Council appear to have reached agreement on a resolution to require Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles.
Wednesday, locals from the Grand Cities said they had mixed feelings about President Obama's speech on Syria. In his address last night, President Obama said he has asked Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while pursuing a diplomatic path.
Tense negotiations have begun on a proposed U.N. resolution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control and end a diplomatic stalemate over a deadly suspected poison gas attack, a French official said Wednesday.
Albert Aji and Sylvie Corbet
, September 11, 2013
With American involvement in Syria unclear, Syria recently accepted a proposal that would have them forfeit chemical weapons. North Dakota lawmakers are hopeful that this will be a positive diplomatic solution in leu of military action.
In the run-up to a prime-time televised speech, President Barack Obama blended the threat of a military strike with the hope of a diplomatic solution Tuesday as he worked to rid Syria of an illicit stockpile of fearsome chemical weapons.
Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he continued to advance the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Assad's regime.
Donna Cassata and Nancy Benac
, September 10, 2013
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