Saturday, August 31, 2013:
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- Syria expects an attack "at any moment" and is ready to respond, a security source says
- Claims of chemical weapons use by Syria regime 'utter nonsense': Putin
Team of U.N. inspectors left their Damascus hotel in a convoy of cars following the conclusion of their probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime.
Friday, August 30, 2013:
[Time in GMT]
U.N. chief: analysis of chemical team's Syria samples could take 2 weeks
- Hollande and Obama want to send Assad 'strong message': French presidency
- Syria says U.S. intelligence report relies on previous stories published by "terrorists"
- Erdogan: the goal of any strike on Syria should be removing Assad from power
- Obama says is mulling 'narrow, limited' strike on Syria
- Obama slams 'incapacity' of UN Security Council to act on Syria
- Obama: Syria chemical attacks threaten U.S. national security
- Obama: has not made 'final decision' on attacking Syria
- Obama: World cannot accept that women and children are gassed
- Kerry: U.S. will not repeat Iraq experience in intelligence on Syria
- Kerry: 1,429 people killed in chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children
- Kerry: U.S. knows that Syrian regime has used chemical weapons multiple times this year
- Kerry: Syrian regime elements were in area before chemical weapons attack
- U.S. “assesses with high confidence” that Syrian regime used “nerve agent”
- Kerry: rockets involved in Aug. 21 attack in Syria came only from government sites
- U.S. Intel report: 'high confidence' Assad regime used nerve agent
- U.N. chemical experts in Syria have completed collecting samples, evidence from last week's alleged gas attack
- U.N. says chemical experts trying to expedite Analysis of Syria samples, but must maintain scientific integrity
- U.N. disarmament envoy leaves Syria for Turkey
3 – 4 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m.
- White House plans to release an unclassified version of an intelligence assessment of a chemical weapons attack last week in Syria
- Turkish foreign minister says intelligence leaves no doubt that Syrian President Assad's forces are responsible for chemical weapons attack
- Syrian state TV says Syria will reject any partial UN conclusions on an alleged chemical attack before full laboratory analyses
1 - 2 p.m.
- Syrian opposition voice regret at British parliamentary vote rejecting military action against Damascus
- Italian Foreign Minister says military strikes being planned against Syria risk escalating into "a global conflagration"
12 - 1 p.m.
- Fierce fighting rages in Moadamiyet al-Sham, a town near the Syrian capital that a UN team visited this week to probe chemical attacks that allegedly took place there.
- China urges no U.N. action on Syria before probe completed
11 - 12 p.m.
- British PM Cameron says to speak to President Obama over the next day or so after defeat over Syrian military action
10 - 11 a.m.
- Germany rules out taking part in Syria military strike: foreign minister
- A team of U.N. inspectors depart in three cars to a hospital in a government-held area of central Damascus
- Russia welcomes British parliament rejection of Syria military strike: Kremlin
9 - 10 a.m.
- France's Hollande says France can take part in any action on Syria without Britain
- U.N. inspectors head out on last day of Syria probe
4 - 8 a.m.
- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says will continue to seek out an international coalition to act together on Syria.
- Russia opposes any United Nations Security Council resolution that would permit military strikes against the Syrian regime.
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
- British Parliament votes against intervention in Syria
- British government accuses Labor party of helping Syria’s Assad
- U.S. hints it could act alone on Syria
- UNESCO urges Syrian belligerents to spare the heritage
- A meeting of the U.N. Security Council’s permanent ended quickly with no signs of progress on Syria’s crisis.
- White House: Obama to authorize military attack on Syria even without Congressional approval
- Canada won't join in military strike on Syria: PM
- Five permanent UNSC members to meet on Syria again at 18:30 GMT in New York: diplomats
- ICRC: Military escalation in Syria will worsen civilians' plight
- Kuwait calls for 'deterrent' action against Syria
- U.S. sends fifth destroyer to eastern Med: official
- Putin, Merkel agree UN Security Council must study Syria probe report: Kremlin
- UK could still launch strikes on Syria without UN approval: London
- Syria will defend itself against any aggression: Assad
- Britain sends six Typhoon jets to Cyprus base
- Syria opposition chief meets with French president in Paris
- U.N. experts head to Damascus suburbs for third day investigations
- Russia to send two ships to east Mediterranean
- French president: ‘a political solution’ best to solve Syria crisis
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013:
- Obama: 'I have not made a decision' on Syria
- Obama: U.S. engagement in Syria civil war would not help
- Obama: Syria has largest chemical weapons stock in the region
- Obama: U.S. concludes Assad regime behind chemical attack
- Obama: Use of chemical weapons in Syria affects U.S. national interests
- Obama says wants to make sure there is not a situation where chemical weapons can be directed at the United States
- Obama: U.S. to show Syria 'it better not' use chemical arms again
- U.S.: U.N. resolution on Syria stalls due to Russian ‘intransigence’
- Germany says Syria cannot go unpunished
- U.S.: 'No avenue' forward on U.N. Syria resolution
- U.S.: Syrian government should not be allowed to hide behind Russia
- U.N. inspectors to be withdrawn from Syria on Friday at the latest: Al Arabiya
- Syrian’s U.N. envoy Bashar al-Jaafari: “terrorist organization” behind use of chemical weapons
- Bashar al-Jaafari: attack on Syria will undermine inspections
- Jaafari: A military attack on Syria will violate international law
- Jaafari accuses three U.N. permanent member states of arming opposition
- Jaafari no U.N. consensus on military action against Syria
- Jaafari: we are in a state of war and we are taking precautions measures
- Syria accuses West of inventing excuses to intervene
- Syria will become 'graveyard of invaders': PM
- U.N. Security Council holds emergency meeting on Syria
- U.N. experts return to Damascus hotel after visit to poison gas site
- UK's Cameron says National Security Council meeting unanimous that 'world should not stand by'
- NATO: Use of chemical weapons in Syria 'cannot go unanswered'
- Israel authorizes partial army reserve call-up over Syria: radio
- Obama: Goal of "limited, tailored" military strike would be to "send shot across the bow" to deter future chemical weapons attacks
- White House says use of chemical weapons in Syria ‘undeniable’
- Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria
- Assad says chemical weapons claims ‘insult to common sense’
- U.N. seeks probe into Syria chemical weapons claim
- Syria: have the Chemical Weapons gloves come off?
- Obama: Chemical weapons allegation in Syria ‘of grave concern’