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Don't Despair on Annan's Syria Plan -- Yet

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 06.20.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

While it is important for both Washington and its anti-Assad allies to ready a contingency "Plan B" in case the peace effort does fail -- just having one in reserve can deter the Damascus authorities from aborting the peace initiative -- the "Friends" should not be in unseemly haste to bury it alive.

French Foreign Minister Suspects Syria Behind Lebanon Bombing

AP | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

PARIS -- France's foreign minister says he suspects that Syria was behind a bombing that wounded five French troops in Lebanon. A Lebanese bystander ...

Syria Has Few Friends But UN Punitive Action Is Elusive

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.24.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Will Turkey and others ensure that Syrian opposition forces have enough military support to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad? Suddenly, it's a fast moving saga.

European Union Increases Pressure On Assad

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — An Arab League committee on Thursday gave Syria 24 hours to agree to allow an observer mission into the country, or it could face sanct...

France: Gaddafi Can Remain In Libya If He Steps Down

Posted 09.19.2011 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister suggested Wednesday that a possible way out of Libya's civil war would be to allow Muammar Gaddafi to stay in...

'Ready To Go'

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

PARIS -- France's foreign minister said Tuesday Paris has had contact with emissaries from Moammar Gadhafi who say the embattled Libyan strongman is "...

France Invites Israel, Palestinians, Saying Status Quo 'Unsustainable'

AP | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered security forces to act with "restraint but determination" to defend Israel if ...

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Member of the European Parliament, can't accept the German "Nope" to Libya

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Daniel Marc Cohn-Bendit is a German politician, active in France and Germany and a member of the European Parliament. His German-Jewish parents had fl...

Toujours de l'Audace!

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

M. Sarkozy may not be on the wrong side of history, but he seems to be on the wrong side of the tactical situation. Muammar Gadhafi seems to be wrapping up the opposition to his regime.