How the World Is Covering the Syrian Debate in the U.S.

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Matt Vasilogambros
Sept. 4, 2013, 8:05 a.m.

Syr­ia is not just lead­ing head­lines here in the United States. It’s also get­ting cov­er­age across the world.

Con­gres­sion­al ac­tion on wheth­er to give Pres­id­ent Obama the au­thor­ity to strike Syr­ia, in re­tali­ation for al­legedly us­ing chem­ic­al weapons, lead cov­er­age in much of the Eng­lish-speak­ing world. However, a scan of the front pages Wash­ing­ton’s New­seum provides shows that Lat­in Amer­ica, Africa and oth­er parts of the world panned the news sur­round­ing Syr­ia, for the most part.

Here’s a look at Wed­nes­day’s head­lines:

The Globe And Mail, Toronto, Canada

Toronto Star, Canada

Na­tion­al Post, Toronto, Canada

The Times, Lon­don, U.K.

The Guard­i­an, Lon­don, U.K.

The Ir­ish Times, Dub­lin, Ire­land

The Jer­u­s­alem Post, Is­rael

The Na­tion­al, Abu Dh­abi, United Ar­ab Emir­ates

Cor­reio Brazi­li­ense, Bra­sil­ia, Brazil

“Obama sup­ports the U.S. to at­tack Syr­ia.”

Salzbur­ger Na­chricht­en, Sals­burg, Aus­tria

“Ap­prov­al for a mil­it­ary strike against the As­sad re­gime.”

Der Ta­gesspiegel, Ber­lin, Ger­many

“Kerry warns, “ap­pease­ment” policy. U.S. Sec­ret­ary of State re­calls hes­it­ate to Nazi times. Obama wins sup­port­ers in Con­gress. Six mil­lion Syr­i­ans fled.”

Es­zak Mag­yarosz­ag, Miskolc, Hun­gary

“Obama se­cures sup­port.”

de Volk­skrant, Am­s­ter­dam, Neth­er­lands

“Is it still good between Obama and Putin?”

Ar­ab Times, Shuwaikh, Kuwait

Kuwait Times

The Daily Star, Beirut, Le­ban­on


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