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UN chief says he expects report will show chemical weapons use in Syria

Condemning the “specter of chemical weapons warfare,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that it would be an “atrocious violation of international law” if a report by U.N. experts confirms the use of poison gas in an Aug. 21 attack … Continue reading

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‘Catastrophe’: Journalist behind the lines in Syria sees no end to war

As International Editor at NBC News’ British partner ITV News, Bill Neely has covered the Libyan and Egyptian revolutions, the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is on his fourth trip … Continue reading

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UN: Children tortured, used as human shields in Syria

Children were slaughtered, tortured, sexually attacked and used as human shields by pro-government Syrian forces, according to a damning United Nations report released late on Monday. “Children were victims of killing and maiming, arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and ill-treatment, including … Continue reading

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A message to Assad? 19 countries hold war games miles from Syrian border

A military exercise involving more than 11,000 troops from 19 countries is under way in Jordan, reportedly just miles from Syria’s border. Dubbed Eager Lion 2012, the operation is “very significant,” a source close to the Jordanian government told NBC News, adding it was … Continue reading

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