Syria

Assad Says Syria is ‘Committed’ to Destroying Chemical Weapons

Syrian president Bashar Assad said in an interview with Chinese television that there is “no question” that he will allow UN inspectors to visit chemical weapons sites.

“Since its independence, Syria has been committed to all the treaties it has signed. We will honor everything that we have agreed to do,” he said on China’s …

Syrian Rebel’s Picture of a Cat on a Rocket

This is a cat perched on a homemade rocket in Syria. A rebel sniper fighting the forces loyal to President Bashar Assad took the photograph, which was solicited by Jenan Moussa, much-acclaimed correspondent with Al Aan TV in …

U.N. Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used in Syria

A U.N. investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria concluded “with clear and convincing evidence” that the Aug. 21 attack involved chemical weapons. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the attack a “war crime” in an opening statement to the report, released Monday to the U.N. Security Council.

The U.N. report, per …

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