By Diane Dimond | 03/07/14 05:55 PM
My dear grandma Cora always grew geraniums -- red geraniums, to be specific. Nearly every time I went to went to visit her she had pots of them flowering outside the front door. I would gently stroke the leaves and breathe in that unmistakable geranium smell. To this day I love the smell of...
03/05/14 10:15 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday the government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that March will be critical if the country is to totally eliminate its stockpiles by the June 30 deadline....
03/04/14 07:32 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch diplomat leading an international mission to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program said Tuesday the pace of removing chemicals from the civil war-torn country is picking up and an end-of-June deadline for total destruction of the program is still...
02/19/14 03:46 PM
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Denmark's prime minister says pressure must be put on Syria to speed up the removal of chemical weapons from the war-torn country. According to a Cyprus government-issued transcript of her remarks, Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Wednesday she is "cautiously optimistic"...
By Michael Barone | 02/18/14 12:01 PM
Some of us predicted that the chemical weapons deal with Syria would be unenforceable. Here's evidence from David Blair of the Telegraph that those predictions are turning out to be accurate. “Under the agreed timetable, all of the most dangerous priority 1' chemicals should have been...
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 01:54 PM
U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition Saturday without finding a way of breaking the impasse in peace talks.
By Miguel Angel Morenatti | 02/13/14 09:14 AM
The American ship MV Cape Ray arrived Thursday at the Spanish naval base of Rota for crew rest and refueling ahead of an unprecedented mission to collect and destroy highly toxic substances that form part of Syria's chemical weapons program.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/31/14 03:34 PM
The White House called on Syria to "immediately" comply with its international agreements to destroy its chemical weapon stockpile, the same day Russia publicly backed Damascus as acting in good faith to eliminate them. The U.S. and other western allies in recent days have accused Syrian...
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