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Turkey talks possible role in Syria with United States

Turkey has discussed several military options on Syria with the United States in preliminary talks
Syria reconstruction would cost $73 billion: report

If the war in Syria suddenly stopped and reconstruction began today, around $73 billion would be needed to put the country back on track
Arab ministers to meet Kerry on Mideast peace talks

The Arab League said Tuesday an Arab ministerial delegation would meet US Secretary of State
The Commons vote on Syria:The world turned upside down

Prime Minister David Cameron made a strong case for taking military action to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons. Labour leader Ed Miliband said that he was willing to consider it. It took a combination of party political manoeuvring and a rebellion by Conservative isolationists to defeat the government on August 29th, ensuring that Britain would not join in any operation. The vote is already affecting the UK?s relationship with the US. It may also reduce still further Europe?s willingness to equip and train for conflicts outside its borders. It does not (yet) mean that Britain has pulled up the drawbridge, but it will make it harder for future governments to get involved in wars, even for noble causes.
MAIN FOCUS: More than six million Syrians have fled | 04/09/2013

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than two million people have fled Syria to escape the civil war so far, and that more than four million are on the move within the country. The West must help the refugees and support the countries that take them in, commentators demand, and warn that military intervention will only make the situation worse.

President Obama’s Decision on Syria

Just now, President Obama laid out the case for a targeted military action against Syrian regime targets as a result of their use of chemical weapons that killed over one thousand people — including hundreds of children. The President also made clear that this would not be an open-ended intervention, and there will be no American troops on the ground.

US Senate measure has 90-day deadline on Syria action

The Senate drafted a bipartisan measure Tuesday that imposed a 90-day deadline for American military intervention in Syria
US House Speaker Boehner back Obama on Syria, urges colleagues to do same

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said he would support military action in Syria following after a meeting with President Barack Obama
Forensic expert with chemical attack evidence in Syria defects to Turkey: Opposition

A Syrian forensic medicine expert with evidence of President Bashar al-Assad‘s involvement in a chemical weapons attack near Aleppo in March has defected to Turkey
France’s Hollande calls on Europe to unite on Syria crisis

French President Francois Hollande called on Europe Tuesday to unite in response to the Syria crisis
Obama faces Syria test as House holds 1st hearing

The Obama administration faces a tougher examination Wednesday of its plans for military intervention
Turkish ambassador will return to Egypt on Wednesday: Diplomat

Turkey’s ambassador is due to return to Egypt on Wednesday after he was recalled last month over the bloody crackdown
Putin warns West against one-sided Syria action

President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a U.N. resolution
Kerry says Syria authorization should not preclude ‘boots on the ground’

A failure to take action over Syria’s use of chemical weapons would damage the credibility of America’s pledge to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon
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