United Nations
  • UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos leaves in a UN vehicle Syrian Labour Ministry after talks with government officials on September 5, 2013 in Damascus.

    U.N. inspectors said Monday there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 16, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT
  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he believes there will be "an overwhelming report" from U.N. inspectors that chemical weapons were used in an attack in Syria on Aug. 21.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 13, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
  • Protesters gather in front of the White House September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    The five veto-wielding members of the Security Council to meet to discuss what to include in a new resolution requiring that Syria's chemical weapons stockpile be secured and dismantled.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT
  • Members of the Syrian community in Argentina and supporters protest outside of the US embassy in Buenos Aires demanding no military intervention in Syria on September 10, 2013.

    Wary of falling into what the French foreign minister called "a trap," Paris and Washington are pushing for a U.N. Security Council resolution to verify disarmament.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT
  • Demonstrators opposed to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad gather on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, as Congress returns to work from August recess.

    In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction, and the U.S. president said such an action could head off the threats of air strikes.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT