Military Strike

  • Obama, Iran's Rouhani hold historic phone call to end deadlock over Tehran's nuclear program 28-09-2013 07:39 AM

    President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades and a sign that they are serious about reaching a pact on Tehran's nuclear programme. The call is the culmination of a dramatic shift in tone...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms 28-09-2013 07:29 AM

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia...
  • Obama says Syria deal must be 'verifiable and enforceable' 14-09-2013 08:19 AM

    President Barack Obama said on Friday he hopes talks on a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons are successful, but said he will insist any deal is "verifiable and enforceable." Obama made his comments after meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad...
  • Syria will give up control of chemical weapons, says Assad 13-09-2013 10:42 AM

    Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said that his government will give up chemical weapons weapons as per the Russian proposal. In an interview to Russian TV, Assad says Syria will initiate the process only if the US stops threatening it. On Thursday US Secretary of State John Kerry had met...
  • Syria ready to abandon chemical weapons 'because of Russia, not US threats' 13-09-2013 09:35 AM

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said he would only finalise plans to abandon his chemical arsenal when the United States stopped threatening to attack him, in an interview broadcast on Thursday. Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global treaty on chemical weapons, a major first step in a...
  • Syria to put weapons under international observation: Assad 12-09-2013 09:39 PM

    Damascus:Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he had agreed to put chemical weapons under international observation "upon the request of Russia and not because of the American threats". "Any war against Syria would be destructive to the entire region and would plunge the region in a series of problems...
  • Putin warns US against unilateral military strike on Syria 12-09-2013 12:00 PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the US against any unilateral military strike on Syria, saying it would trigger a new wave of terrorism, result in the collapse of the UN and claim more innocent victims as the conflict could spread beyond Syria's borders. Raising his voice against the US...
  • Full text: Barack Obama's speech on Syria 11-09-2013 12:23 PM

    US President Barack Obama addressed his country about the situation in Syria from the East Room at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Here is the full text of his speech: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria -- why it matters, and where...
  • Syria vows to give up chemical weapons, Obama cautious about deal 11-09-2013 10:13 AM

    Syria accepted a Russian proposal on Tuesday to give up chemical weapons but US President Barack Obama said it was too early to tell if the initiative would succeed and he vowed to keep military forces at the ready to strike if diplomacy fails. In a televised address to Americans,...
  • Obama may halt military strike after Syria claims it's ready to dispose chemical weapons 10-09-2013 08:59 AM

    In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a "potentially a significant breakthrough" that could head off the threats of US air strikes that...
  • Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria 09-09-2013 05:49 PM

    Washington: Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned there will be "repercussions" against any US military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack in his country. "You should expect everything," Assad said in an interview with CBS taped in Damascus. "Not necessarily from the government. It's not only the...
  • Enough international support on Syrian military strike: White House 08-09-2013 11:19 PM

    Washington: The US has enough international support for a military strike against Syria, a top White House official said on Monday though America lacks firm commitment on military personnel or equipment from any other country for action against the Bashar al-Assad regime. "We do have plenty of friends who are...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria 07-09-2013 11:31 AM

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in...
  • Obama seeks world leaders' support for military strike on Syria 06-09-2013 08:39 AM

    President Barack Obama pressed fellow world leaders on Thursday to support a US-led strike on Syria, but he ran into opposition from Russia, China and even the European Union - which condemned the deadly recent chemical weapons attack in Bashar Assad's country but declared it too soon for military action....
  • The Last Word: Are there real grounds for action against Syria? 05-09-2013 09:30 PM

    The Western powers are pushing for air strikes in Syria after 1500 people were killed in the chemical attacks in the country in August. The questions are now being raised about the real grounds behind the strikes in Syria. ...
  • Strikes on Syria will be limited and won't lead to bigger war: France to India 05-09-2013 08:50 PM

    France's Ambassador Francois Richier met with Senior MEA officials on Tuesday to convince India of the need to launch punitive strikes on Syria. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar, he said the strikes will be limited and will not lead to a bigger war. ...
  • US resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle 05-09-2013 09:50 AM

    US President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of US caution. In a possible sign of internal unrest in Syrian President Bashar...
  • Obama wins backing for strike on Syria from key figures in US Congress 04-09-2013 02:35 PM

    President Barack Obama won the backing of key figures in the US Congress, including Republicans, in his call for limited US strikes on Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. Leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they reached an...
  • US Speaker backs Obama's call for military strike on Syria 04-09-2013 12:36 PM

    The US speaker has backed President Obama's call for military action against the Assad regime. Congressional aides have confirmed that the Syria war resolution drafted by members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee permits up to 60 days of military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime and does not...
  • Military strike on Syria will not lead to war, says French Ambassador 04-09-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Ambassador of France Francois Richier on Tuesday met the Senior MEA officials to convince India of the need to launch punitive strikes on Syria. Richer in an an interview with CNN-IBN said that the strikes would be limited and would not lead to a bigger war. "We...
  • Obama set to lobby for support against Syria during the G20 meet 03-09-2013 10:40 AM

    America is scrambling for allies in it's anti-Assad campaign after it decided to opt for military intervention as Russia is still unconvinced that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons and the Arab League has ruled out unilateral strikes. US President Barack Obama is planning to lobby for support against Assad...
  • Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain 02-09-2013 05:02 PM

    Washington:President Barack Obama is inviting Senator John McCain to the White House, hoping his foe in the 2008 presidential election will help sell the idea of a US military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war. Having announced over the weekend that...
  • Syria asks the United Nations to stop US strike, seeks political solution 02-09-2013 03:08 PM

    Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by US President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month's chemical weapons attack. Washington says more than 1,400 people, many of them children, were killed in the...
  • Assad same as Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, says John Kerry 02-09-2013 08:47 AM

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has now joined the likes of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and Iraq's Saddam Hussein by using chemical weapons against his own people, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. "Bashar al-Assad now joins a list that has Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein as those...
  • World View: Will America and allies strike Syria? 31-08-2013 09:51 AM

    The US and UK on Thursday 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" in any confrontation with America and its allies. ...
  • US not to send troops to Syria, hints at limited military strike 31-08-2013 09:49 AM

    US President Barack Obama on Friday said that troops will not be sent to Syria but hinted at a limited military strike after a report indicated that over 1,400 people were killed in the chemical attack by the Syrian government and its President Bashar al-Assad for the deaths, over 400...
  • Britain says no to Syria intervention as US considers military strike 30-08-2013 09:09 AM

    Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat on Thursday of a government motion on the issue, dealing a setback to US-led efforts to punish Damascus over the use of chemical weapons against civilians. Following a 285-272 vote against a motion by British Prime...
  • Syria will defend itself against any aggression: Assad 29-08-2013 08:31 PM

    Cairo: The US and UK on Thursday 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" in any confrontation with America and its allies. A strike by Western forces had appeared imminent but...
  • Gold at all-time high of Rs 34,500 per 10 grams on weak rupee 28-08-2013 11:32 AM

    Gold prices zoomed to a record high of Rs 34,500 per 10 gram with a biggest ever single day surge of Rs 2,500 in opening trade in bullion market on Wednesday amid the rupee hitting historic low of 68.75 a dollar. The current upsurge surpassed its record price of Rs...
  • US, allies prepare for probable military strike on Syria 28-08-2013 08:45 AM

    The United States and its allies geared up on Tuesday for a probable military strike against Syria that could come within days and would be the most aggressive action by Western powers in the Middle Eastern nation's two-and-a-half-year civil war. Western envoys have told the Syrian opposition to expect a...