Weapons of mass destruction

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, second right, greeting a delegation of Muslim clerics from around the world, who took part in a two-day conference called, "Unity of the Muslim World," in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (SANA via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 1:55 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — With a mix of fear and defiance, Syrians braced on Wednesday for a possible U.S. attack in retaliation to an alleged chemical assault that killed dozens over the weekend. Some stocked up on food and prepared underground shelters while others taunted the U.S. president to go through...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, second right, greeting a delegation of Muslim clerics from around the world, who took part in a two-day conference called, "Unity of the Muslim World," in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (SANA via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians braced for a possible U.S. attack in retaliation to an alleged chemical assault that killed dozens over the weekend as activists reported Wednesday that government forces vacated strategic potential targets, including air bases around the country. The Foreign Ministry in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 11, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people. "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,"...
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya talks with Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari, during a Security Council meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 11, 2018 - 5:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The U.N. health agency says reports from its partners indicate some 500 patients showed signs of exposure to toxic chemicals following shelling on the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend. The World Health Organization...
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FILE - EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - This Sunday, April. 8, 2018 file image released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a rescue worker carrying a child following an alleged chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria's conflict, with the U.N. blaming four attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth on the Islamic State group. A suspected chemical weapons attack occurred over the weekend in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma that was subjected to a resumed government offensive for three days starting Saturday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)
April 10, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. policy on Syria (all times local): 7: 10 p.m. Trump administration officials are consulting with global allies on a likely military response to Syria's suspected poison gas attack near Damascus. President Donald Trump has canceled a foreign trip to manage the...
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Members of the Security Council vote after presentations for a resolution drafted by the United States for an independent investigation on the use of chemical weapons in Syria during a Security Council meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 10, 2018 - 6:16 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 1:15 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian resolution that would have welcomed an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into a suspected poison gas attack in the suburbs of...
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The United Nations Security Council meet and hear remarks from U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura via video broadcast, Monday April 9, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 10, 2018 - 1:20 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says those responsible for a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria must be "held accountable." Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir would not say how or whether Saudi forces could join...
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The United Nations Security Council meet and hear remarks from U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura via video broadcast, Monday April 9, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 10, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says the leaders of Britain, France and the United States are determined that those behind a chemical weapons attack in Syria will be "held to account." May's office says the prime...
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The United Nations Security Council meet and hear remarks from U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura via video broadcast, Monday April 9, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 7:70 p.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May as speculation mounts of a potential U.S. response to Syria's apparent use of chemical weapons on civilians over the weekend. That's according...
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The United Nations Security Council meet and hear remarks from U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura via video broadcast, Monday April 9, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 10, 2018 - 10:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local): 5:30 p.m. U.N. Security Council diplomats say the United States has called for a vote on a resolution that would condemn the continuing use of chemical weapons in Syria "in the strongest terms" and establish a new body to...
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