Chemical weapons are banned by most nations of the world, though Syria isn't one of them. It's still unclear, though, what countries can do when other countries use chemical weapons. What's becoming more clear, though, is that there's still not an easy legal justification for military strikes on Syria.
When it comes to chemical weapons, one thing is clear: You're not allowed to use them. There's an internationalreaty banning them. What the treatyesn't say is what should happen if a nation does use chemical weapons.
Days of cross border shelling from Syria have Turkish officials increasingly frustrated with US policy on Syria. Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution's Doha Center says Turkish policymakers want the US to do more to aid the opposition.
The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, is likely to face former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in a run-off vote, according to partial election results. Early counts put Mursi on about 26% and Shafiq at roughly 24 percent.
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