Syrian chemical weapons deadlines may be missed
Two deadlines for removing chemical weapons from Syria will likely be missed because of fighting that threatens convoys carrying the arsenal, an official said.
US News & World Report
Disposing of Syrian Chemical Weapons Time Consuming, Dangerous and Perhaps Impossible
A United Nations arms expert collects samples near Damascus. Analysts say the U.N.'s schedule for eliminating Syria's chemical weapons is unfeasible.
Stars and Stripes
Portsmouth ship part of plan to destroy Syria's chemical arms
A retired cargo ship that's been docked for years near the Midtown Tunnel is at the center of international plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
The news from Syria, again, is not good
Hazem Hallak e-mailed me after lunch Thursday. "Can you talk?" he wrote from his home in Merion.
U.S. offers ship, new systems to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
Pentagon officials said Thursday that the U.S. government has offered to send about 100 Defense Department civilians and a merchant ship to the Mediterranean to assist in the destruction of the 'hundreds of tons' of chemical weapons precursor materials in Syria, but that discussions about how to do so are ongoing.
A Syrian family broken apart by conflict
Three-year old son Jad fled Syria a week ago with his sibling and their mother, Amanda.
UN says 2 more polio cases found in Syria
The World Health Organization says it has discovered two additional cases of the highly contagious polio virus in Syria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 17. Sona Bari, an official with the U.N. agency said the new cases are in Aleppo and in rural Damascus - far from where the first outbreak was discovered in the northeast ... (more)
Ma'an News Agency
Agreement underway to end crisis in Damascus refugee camp
Palestinian factions in Syria are scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday to discuss the terms of an agreement to end the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
Jordan: Cash assistance for Syrian refugees beset by mounting needs
More and more families embark on a dangerous journey across Syria to reach the eastern border areas of Jordan in search of a safe haven.
Stars and Stripes
US extends Patriot missile mission in southern Turkey
A Patriot missile launcher of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery, stands ready at a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Albania shuns Syria chemical weapons
The Balkan nation recently destroyed its own chemical stockpile, and the US had requested that it host the dismantling of Syria's arsenal.