U.S. & Russia set framework for disposing Syria’s chemical weapons; Assad signs Chemical Weapons Convention

Sunday, September 15, 2013
September 13, 2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to reporters after a meeting at UN headquarters in Geneva focused on reaching a political solution to the Syrian civil war. PHOTO SOURCE: U.S. State Department

After three days of intense negotiations in Geneva, the United States and Russia settled on a framework to completely eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles by mid-2014. On Saturday,…

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Transcript: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks on Syria – Sept. 9, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The press briefing was held on Sept. 9, 2013:

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Analysis: Defiant Assad tries to exploit Syrian nationalism to retain power

Monday, January 14, 2013
Syrian President Bashar al Assad at the Opera House in Damascus on Jan. 6, 2013. SOURCE: Syrian Arabic News Agency

In a rare televised speech last week, Syrian President Bashar al Assad spoke passionately about saving the Syrian “homeland”. But upon closer examination, it is clear that Assad…

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2012 Year in Review

Monday, December 31, 2012
WTF 2012 in Review 12.31.12

Thank you for visiting WhatTheFolly.com. 2012 has been an exciting year for us, and we’d like to share with you some of the topics we’re proud to have covered:…

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U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi presses Russia on ‘political solution’ to Syrian conflict

Sunday, December 9, 2012
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. SOURCE: United Nations

United Nations and Arab League Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is pressing Russia to help bring about a “political solution” to the Syrian conflict. 

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Transcript: Remarks by Syria’s representative after Lakhdar Brahimi’s briefing at the U.N. General Assembly

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by the representative from the Syrian Arab Republic after Brahimi’s briefing at the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 30, 2012: *Based…

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Transcript: Remarks by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Syrian conflict

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Syrian conflict at the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 30, 2012:

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Transcript: Briefing by Lakhdar Brahimi at the U.N. General Assembly on the Syrian conflict

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and Arab League, on the Syrian conflict at the U.N. General…

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Transcript: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Oct. 1, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Transcribed and edited by Jenny Jiang based on English translations provided by the United Nations. Transcript of remarks by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem at the United Nations General Assembly…

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U.S. & world leaders at U.N. condemn Syria violence, call for Assad to step down

Monday, October 1, 2012
SOURCE: UN.org

U.S. and world leaders meeting at the United Nations last week strongly condemned the worsening violence in Syria and stepped up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to…

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