Syria

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Condemning Syria’s chemical weapons use [video]

Leaders from the U.S., Britain and France spoke out against Syria for using chemical weapons in an attack in early April. Watch this video to learn about chemical weapons and why they're illegal.
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U.S., allies cripple Syria’s illegal chemical weapons program

The precision U.S., French and U.K. missile strikes against Syrian chemical weapons facilities struck all their military targets while avoiding unnecessary risk to civilians.
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U.S. ambassador speaks to Russians about attack on Syria [video]

Watch the U.S. ambassador to Russia talk about the recent allied strike in Syria — a response to a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people.
Girl with hands to her mouth and boy holding oxygen mask to his face (© Syrian Civil Defense/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Latest chemical attack in Syria sparks outrage

The U.S. and allies are weighing their response to a chemical attack in the town of Douma, Syria, that they believe was perpetrated by the Assad regime.
Illustration of three weapons inspectors looking through a large magnifying glass (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.
Illustration of terrorist draining large bag of money, leaving none for others (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Its people suffer as Iran spends on terrorism [infographic]

People of Iran are telling their government they need better economic opportunities and more responsive governance. That's not the government's focus.
Child lying in bed with oxygen mask over face (© Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Partners pledge day of reckoning for chemical attacks in Syria

The Assad regime in Syria is suspected of several chemical attacks against rebels and civilians. Thirty nations are partnering to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Rex Tillerson at lectern in front of large, black, granite statue (State Dept.)

Tillerson bolsters trans-Atlantic alliances in Europe

Rex Tillerson highlighted U.S. alliances in a weeklong trip to Europe. Here are the highlights from London, Paris, Davos and Warsaw.
Rex Tillerson at lectern (© AP Images)

Tillerson outlines ‘the way forward’ toward stable Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offers five goals to end the conflict in Syria in a speech at Stanford University in California.