Aug 30, 2013 — The White House is expected to soon release more of the evidence it says it has to support the case that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people. Despite the news that Britain won't be joining in any military action, the Obama administration seems determined to go ahead.
Aug 26, 2013 — American officials say there's little doubt the Assad regime used chemical weapons to kill scores of people last week. As U.S. Navy ships close in, analysts say it's likely that cruise missiles will be fired at Syrian "command and control" centers in coming days. The goal? Alter Assad's behavior.
Aug 22, 2013 — Opposition forces say chemical weapons deployed by the Assad regime killed scores of people on Wednesday. The regime rejects that charge. The claim has some diplomats warning that it may be time for other nations to step in militarily.
Jan 6, 2013 — The president outlined a plan that includes a new constitution, but said it could only take place once other countries stop funding the opposition. He maintained his assertions that the violence is fueled by terrorists and gave no hint he would step down.
Nov 20, 2012 — Despite the diplomatic push and despite the rumors of imminent peace, there was no cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Cairo to try to broker a deal.
Nov 19, 2012 — Tens of thousands of people have fled the city of Goma in eastern Congo, after an attack by militants who the Democratic Republic of Congo says are supported by Rwanda. The renewed fighting is the worst in recent years for the troubled area.
Nov 15, 2012 — As the airstrikes on Gaza continue and more rockets are fired into Israel, there's concern about an all-out war. More than 10 people have been killed in Hamas-controlled territory in the past two days. At least three Israelis have died on the other side.
Apr 25, 2014 — Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.
Jan 22, 2014 — Syria's foreign minister said the opposition is made up of traitors. The opposition's delegate asked the world "who do you believe?" Secretary of State John Kerry laid the blame for civilians' deaths at the feet of the Assad regime. Prospects for progress appear to be dim.
Dec 27, 2013 — The diplomat, Mohammed Chatah, was a senior aide to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Chatah was also a critic of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the militant group Hezbollah that is allied with the Syrian leader. At least five other people were killed and about 70 were injured by Friday's blast.