Pope Makes Appeal for Peace at Weekly Appearance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4d0c4dae70.jpgVINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images (VATICAN CITY) -- In light of recent events in Syria, during his noontime prayer in St. Peter's square on Sunday, Pope Francis made an appeal for peace. The pontiff called for a day of prayer and fasting in Syria, the Middle East and the world on September 7.

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Syria Crisis: Assad Remains Defiant, Opposition Disappointed

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_a98242ce5c.jpgJOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- The morning after President Obama announced that he would seek Congressional authorization before taking military action against Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remained defiant, saying he stands ready "to confront any foreign aggression.

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John Kerry: US Has Evidence of Sarin Use in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_d37ae397ab.jpgJohn Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry predicted Sunday morning on This Week that Congress will authorize the president to order a military strike on Syria as punishment for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its civilian population last month.

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Syria Strike Threat Delayed as UN Inspectors Weigh Chemical Weapons Evidence

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_5d8848eb65.jpgSAM SKAINE/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- The sword of Damocles will dangle over Damascus a while longer, after President Obama announced Saturday that he would seek Congressional approval before launching a military strike on Syria.

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Journalist Sir David Frost Dead at 74

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_e6456a5e0f.jpgFrazer Harrison/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74. A family statement said he died of a suspected heart attack aboard the ship the Queen Elizabeth, where he had been delivering a speech. With over 50 years in the business, the English journalist was a big name on both sides of the Atlantic.

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