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Obama says Syria chemical attack claim ‘a big event’

US President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Friday that new allegations of chemical weapons use by Syrian forces are more serious than previous ones. “What we’ve seen indicates clearly this is a big event, of grave concern, and we are already in communications with the entire international community,”…

White House confirms ‘small scale’ use of chemical weapons in Syria

The White House said Thursday it had informed lawmakers that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel fighters on a “small scale,” but emphasized that more assessments were needed. “Our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a…

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