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    Al Qaeda in Syria has sarin: Russia ready to deal with Syrian Al Qaeda plot against Sochi Olympics

    It was commonly assumed that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin discussed the forthcoming Geneva nuclear accord with Iran when they met in Moscow on Nov. 20. But according to debkafile’s intelligence and counter-terror sources, they...

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    President Obama accused of LYING about intelligence which he said proved Assad was behind sarin gas attacks in Syria

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has accused President Obama of lying to the American people earlier this year when he blamed President Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack that killed hundreds of Syrian civilians in August. Seymour Hersh,...

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    Syrian opposition alleges new poison gas attack

    Opposition activists again accused President Bashar Assad’s forces of using poison gas in Syria’s civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth. The activists told Reuters two shells loaded with...

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    Syria’s chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea – sources

    Syria’s chemical weapons could be processed and destroyed out at sea, say sources familiar with discussions at the international body in charge of eliminating the toxic arsenal. Four days after Albania rejected a U.S. request that it...

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    Obama vs. the Generals

    After a spate of news stories this summer citing tensions between President Barack Obama and his top military commanders over the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hastened to assure...

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    Pope Francis to meet with Putin this month

    The Vatican says Pope Francis will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vatican City on Nov. 25. Details are still being worked out, but the Vatican press office said Thursday the private audience would likely...

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    Exclusive: Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until end of month

    The international body tasked with ensuring Syria’s chemical weapons are eliminated has enough money to fund its mission only until the end of this month, and needs more funds soon for the destruction of poison gas stocks...

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    Turkey seizes massive chemical haul at Syrian border

    Turkish authorities have seized a large quantity of chemicals from a convoy trying to illegally enter the country from Syria, which “could be transformed into weapons”, the army said Sunday. The convoy of three vehicles refused to...

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    Kerry meets Saudi king in bid to repair relations

    John Kerry met King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Monday, aiming to soothe severe strains in the relationship over US policy on Iran, Syria and the Palestinian territories. The US Secretary of State was careful...

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    Israel refuses to ratify chemical arms treaty, despite stance on Syria

    Israel’s security cabinet is sticking to its decision not to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention – even though top defense figures have come out in favor of the treaty, a senior official said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened...

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