Syrians queue for passports despite reprieve from US strike

The threat of U.S. air strikes on their country may be receding for now, but Syrians queuing for passports in a central Damascus office were taking no chances.

Barack Obama lobbies US lawmakers on Syria strike

US President Barack Obama tries to drum up international support for a punitive military strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Inaction against Syria would embolden Islamists: Kerry

The US Congress took steps to accelerate the voting process on the resolution to authorise military action against the Assad regime.

Bishops in US come out against military strikes on Syria

Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States opposed military action against Syria, saying it would led to "unintended negative consequences."

What if Syria retaliates? US will make Assad regret: John Kerry

In a blunt remark, US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a sharp warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad telling him to avoid retaliation in case of a US strike.

Russia accuses US of avoiding direct contacts over Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry Wednesday accused the US of steadily avoiding direct contacts with Moscow over developments involving Syria.

UN`s Ban casts doubt on legality of US plans to punish Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the use of force is only legal when it is in self-defense or with Security Council authorization.

Hillary Clinton endorses Obama`s plan against Syria

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has endorsed the military attack plan of US President Barack Obama against Syria.

US citizens oppose military strike against Syria: Poll

The majority of Americans still oppose launching military strikes against Syria, even as the Barack Obama administration is trying hard to secure support from lawmakers, says an ABC News-Washington Post poll.

Israel, US conduct joint missile test in Mediterranean Sea

Israeli Defence Ministry on Tuesday claimed to have carried out the joint missile test in Mediterranean Sea along with the United States.

US strengthens case for Syria strike, says has Sarin evidence

US has for the first time categorically said that it has the evidence that Sarin gas was used in the chemical attack in Syrian suburb on August 21.

Syria hails `historic American retreat` as Obama delays military strike

Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" on Sunday after President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike by deciding to consult Congress.

Barack Obama ready to strike Syria but stops to seek Congress nod

In what seems to be turning from an international issue to a domestic American political debate, US lawmakers will on Tuesday weigh in on President Barack Obama`s proposal to attack Syria.

Iran to work with Russia to stop strike on Syria

Iran`s state TV is reporting that President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran will apply all efforts to prevent military action against the Tehran-backed regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Is Russia gearing up for possible US strike on Syria?

In the wake of US showing increasing signs of staging military strikes on Syria for purported chemical weapons usage by Assad regime, Russia seems to be gearing up for countering the US moves.

Syria, aided by Iran, could strike back at US in cyberspace

If the United States attacks Syria, it will be the first time it strikes a country that is capable of waging retaliatory cyberspace attacks on American targets.

Syria used chemicals but US won`t repeat Iraq war: Barack Obama

In what could add weight to Western nations` planning to act against Syria, US President Barack Obama confirmed Syrian government`s hand in carrying out the deadly chemical arms attack.

Consult Americans before striking Syria: US lawmakers to Obama

Top American lawmakers have asked the US President Barack Obama to consult with Congress and gain its approval before intervening militarily in Syria.

Dozens killed in Nigerian military strike against Boko Haram

Dozens of people were killed in a military strike launched by Nigerian Army since Thursday night in the northern part of the West African country.

Obama makes case against striking Iran now

US President Barack Obama says he doesn`t want war but insists he would attack Iran if that was the only option left.