Assad has agreed to Russia's plan for his yielding of chemical weapons. Now no one knows what will happen, but President Obama has postponed congress' vote on the issue.
Check out this timeline if you haven't kept up with this.
5-6 Sep: Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama discuss idea of placing Syria's chemical weapons under international control on sidelines of G20 summit
9 Sep: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has urged Syria to hand in chemical weapons and have them destroyed; Syria welcomes plan
10 Sep: Syria's foreign minister makes first public admission of the regime's chemical weapons stockpile; Syria commits to Russian plan. Mr Obama postpones Congress vote on military action and says he will give Russian plan a chance
12 Sep: US Secretary of State John Kerry due to meet Mr Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, in Geneva