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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Syria'S Government
Insurgents fighting Syria's government likely used chemical weapons in March, according to the summary of an investigation that Russia has made public for the first time this week.
A team of U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a long-delayed mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical arms in Syria's civil war.
Congress' intelligence committees have approved CIA plans to ship weapons to Syrian rebels, despite concerns that the arms might fall into the hands of extremists and that the aid will not be enough to shift the stalemate in the country's civil war.
House debate on the fiscal 2014 defense spending bill Tuesday exposed lawmakers' unease over arming Syrian rebels, even as congressional intelligence committees approved CIA plans to supply weapons to opposition forces.
Susan E. Rice this week denounced the U.N. Security Council for failing to condemn Syria's government, calling its inaction a "moral and strategic disgrace," in her final remarks as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it's obvious — Syria's government regime has used chemical weapons to attack rebels.
There is evidence that Syria's government forces used chemical weapons in several areas around Homs, Aleppo and even Damascus, British and French diplomats told the U.N. on Friday.
A religious leader in Saudi Arabia says killing Syrian President Bashar Assad is justified, and Muslim scholars should band together and issue a fatwa.
A human rights group reports that military forces for Syrian President Bashar Assad have shot several ballistic missiles into the rebel stronghold city of Aleppo, leaving at least 141 adults and children dead.
Iran held a conference Sunday to reconcile Syria's government with opposition factions and end the country's civil war, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The international envoy to the Syrian conflict on Wednesday called on President Bashar Assad's regime to take the lead in a cease-fire during a major Muslim holiday later this month, calling it a "microscopic" step toward ending a crisis that he said could consume the whole region.
The international envoy to the Syrian conflict on Wednesday called on President Bashar Assad's regime to take the lead in implementing a cease-fire during a major Muslim holiday later this month.
A coalition including the United States, the European Union and the Arab League met Thursday to plot new ways of isolating the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as a Syrian opposition leader warned sanctions alone will not bring down the regime.
A prominent Syrian opposition leader said Wednesday that Russia's resistance to international intervention in the conflict was bringing misery and "suffering" to the violence-torn country.