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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2013

U.N. Must Battle ‘Cold Logic Of Mass Graves,’ Obama Says

By Mark Memmott

President Obama - UN General Assembly

While conceding that nations will disagree about when and how to step in as "tyrants ... commit wanton murder," President Obama told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that "we must get better" at preventing atrocities.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 12, 2013

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria

By Greg Henderson

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in The New York Times to counter many of the arguments Obama made 24 hours earlier in a speech to the nation.

Categories: International Affairs







PBS - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2013

Assad Tells PBS’ Charlie Rose Syria Prepared to Retaliate if Hit

PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, right, interviewed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Sunday in Damascus. His interview will air on PBS at 9 p.m. EDT Monday. PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan spoke to Rose Sunday. Listen to their conversation below.

By Hari Sreenivasan

Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Charlie Rose on Sunday that he is preparing for a U.S. strike, and that Syria and some of their allies would retaliate if one occurs.

Categories: International Affairs

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