US acknowledges differences with India on Syria strike

Acknowledging that India and the US have differing views on the issue of a military strike on Syria, the Obama administration has said that the UN Security Council needs to enforce international law, but it shouldn`t be an impediment that can "protect somebody like Assad".

Obama to give TV interviews on Syria strike

US President Barack Obama will hold interviews Monday with six major American television networks in another push to make the case to the public for a military strike on Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Barack Obama confident Congress will authorise Syria strike

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday exuded confidence that the Congress will authorise his request for a military strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Obama seeks support for Syria strike at G-20

President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to back an American-led strike against Syria as he attends a global summit in Russia and makes a stop in Sweden.

Iraq war haunts Obama from launching attacks on Syria: Experts

Obama`s decision to seek congressional authorisation for a military attack on Syria is in part his way of trying to fix a legal problem, experts say, citing the US President`s desire to distinguish himself from his predecessor.

Sixth US ship now in eastern Mediterranean `as precaution`

A sixth US warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five US destroyers armed with cruise missiles that could soon be directed against Syria as part of a "limited, precise" strike, defense officials said.

NATO will not take part in a Syria strike: NATO head

The suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria demands an international response but NATO will not take part, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Danish media on Thursday.

Syria strike possible by Wednesday: France

French President Francois Hollande said a military strike on Syria could come by Wednesday and that Britain`s surprise rejection of armed intervention would not affect his government`s stand.

US, UK back down from immediate Syria strike, President Assad vows `victory`

The US and UK appeared to have backed down from an immediate punitive military strike against Syria, even as embattled President Bashar al-Assad vowed that his country would emerge "victorious".

Assad slams Israel as it claims responsibility for Syria strikes

Israel`s defence minister made his country`s first public comments today on an airstrike in Syria, suggesting that Israel had been behind the attack.