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Syria rebels say chemical weapons moved to borders
Syria rebels say chemical weapons moved to borders

Syrian rebels have accused strongman Bashar al-Assad of moving chemical weapons to the country's borders, after his beleaguered regime said it would use its stockpiles if attacked.

Syria rebels say chemical weapons moved to borders
US warns Syria against using chemical weapons
US warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US President Barack Obama has warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad it would be a "tragic mistake" to unleash chemical weapons, after Damascus admits it has a stockpile and will use them if attacked.

US warns Syria against using chemical weapons
Syria rebels seize Iraq border as UN action blocked
Syria rebels seize Iraq border as UN action blocked

Rebels seized control of Syria's border crossings with Iraq on the bloodiest day of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, as China and Russia dismayed the West by blocking UN action against his regime.

Syria rebels seize Iraq border as UN action blocked
Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria
Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan called on the UN Security Council to take strong action on the Syria conflict ahead of a vote Thursday on a western-backed resolution calling for sanctions.

Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria
Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector
Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will use chemical weapons against opposition forces and may have already deployed them, Nawaf Fares.

Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector
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Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions

Pressure mounted on Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Western powers drew up a 10-day sanctions ultimatum.

Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions
Russia, Assad foe seek common ground in Moscow
Russia, Assad foe seek common ground in Moscow

Russia will host a top opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday hoping to find common ground with one of the most scathing critics of its refusal to turn against the Damascus regime.

Russia, Assad foe seek common ground in Moscow