Obama Has ‘Not Made A Decision’ About Syria, Weighing ‘Limited’ Response

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_57d2a405c4.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Wednesday said his administration has concluded that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the recent chemical attack against Syrian civilians and that there needs "to be international consequences,” as he outlined the case for a “limited” U.S.

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UN Seeks More Time for Syria Chemical Probe Before US Strike

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_890f1ef38a.jpgMario Tama/Getty Images (GENEVA) -- The U.N.'s special envoy to Syria announced Wednesday that evidence suggests a "chemical substance" was used to kill hundreds of people in Syria last week, but the U.N. pleaded for more time before the U.S. and allies launch a retaliatory strike against the Syrian regime.

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UK to Put Forward UN Resolution on Syria Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_890f1ef38a.jpgMario Tama/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain is set to propose a resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, addressing protective measures in Syria. The drafted resolution condemns the alleged chemical attack on Aug. 21 and authorizes necessary measures to protect civilians from chemical weapons. "We have always made clear that we want the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria," a Downing Street spokesperson said. "Today we are giving its permanent members the opportunity to do that."

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Egypt's Tourist Trade Tumbles

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_b5a9adc45a.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- As one might expect, the summer of 2013 has not been a boon for the Egyptian tourism industry. Approximately 12 percent of Egyptians count on the industry to make a living.  However, after the turmoil resulting from the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi that began in late June, Westerners and other foreign visitors have shunned the country described as among the most beautiful on Earth.

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Russia Predicts Catastrophe If US Meddles in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_4658b740e0.jpgDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian officials on Tuesday hit back at the United States and its allies after Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that the Syrian government would face consequences for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry Tuesday morning warned of "catastrophic consequences" for Syria and the region if the United States and its allies intervene.

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