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Assad: Morsi's Defeat Means 'The Fall Of Political Islam'

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's embattled president on Wednesday praised Egypt's protests against their leader and said his overthrow by the military means the end ...

Assad Calls On Morsi To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 3 - The Syrian government, fighting to crush a two-year-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that started with peaceful calls f...

Jihadists at the Gates of Jerusalem? Practically

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

Remember the spillover from Afghanistan when the war ended and there were thousands of mujahideen fighters emerged with nowhere to go? The same will apply in Syria. Where will all these jihadis end up?

A Common Denominator between Edward Snowden and Ahmed al-Assir

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

There is somewhat of a common denominator between former consultant for the National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden, who "blew the whistle" on v...

Four Men and Three Miscalculations

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

Four men have left their mark this week on history and on their own legacies, which history will remember: US President Barack Obama, Russian Presiden...

The Dangers of Providing Military Support to the Free Syrian Army

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The issues surrounding political change in Syria are multifaceted and much more intricate than is being reported in the western media, yet the conflict continues to be painted in simplistic black and white terms.

Syria Betrayed

Marwan Bishara | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

When it comes to Syria, Iraq and Palestine, the international community has proven to be neither international nor a community.

France: No-Fly Zone In Syria Unlikely

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

(Adds details on help for rebels) PARIS, June 14 (Reuters) - France said on Friday that it was unlikely for now that a no-fly zone wou...

Syria Rebel: 'Assad Needs To Be Hit Hard'

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, June 14 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels and activists say they fear President Bashar al-Assad's troops could r...

What Susan Rice Could Learn From Former Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Robert Morgenthau used to have a framed Oliphant cartoon in his office. It comically depicted the attempt by the newly inaugurated President Nixon to fire Morgenthau, a Democrat, from his then position as U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York.

The Fall of Qusayr: A Scar on the Conscience of the Security Council

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The international community can receive congratulations, like those received by Hezbollah from the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the occasion of the fa...

Putin: Russian 'Game-Changer' Missiles Not In Syria Yet

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia hasn't yet fulfilled a contract to send sophisticated S-300 air defense missile syste...

At Least 300 Wounded Trapped In Besieged Syrian City

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Cut off for three weeks by a regime siege, doctors in the Syrian town of Qusair are treating hundreds of wounded in battle-damaged home...

In Syria, Assad Increasingly Holds Upper Hand

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — As hopes for a Syrian peace conference fade and the opposition falls into growing disarray, President Bashar Assad has every reason to ...

Hezbollah's Involvement in Syria and the US Response

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

A senior Russian official has summed up Moscow's view of what is taking place in Syria and around by saying, "Things are as good as it gets." Meanwhil...

Russia Helps Syria

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Russia To Sell At Least 10 Fighter Jets To Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's MiG aircraft maker said Friday it plans to sign a new agreement to ship at least 10 fighter jets to Syria, a move that comes a...

Assad 'Confident In Victory' In Syria's Civil War

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is "confident in victory" in his country's civil war, and...

Syria Needs U.S. Diplomacy, Not Weapons

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Sen. Tom Udall

Assad's enemies may very well be America's enemies. The fact is, we do not know. By flooding the region with heavy weapons, we risk inadvertently arming those who ultimately seek to do our nation harm.

Syria: Assad To Remain President Through 2014

AP | KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and...

Western Powers Appease the Iranian Regime

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The ambiguity of Western attitudes towards the Islamic Republic of Iran raises many questions about whether it is the goal of the United States, Brita...

Assad Regime To Take Part In Peace Conference

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country's future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia's foreign ministr...

'Mounting Reports' Of Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations is receiving increasing reports of the use of chemical weap...

Turkey and Russia: Key Countries to a Solution in Syria

Harun Yahya | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

A solution in Syria can be found through sound mediation by Turkey and Russia, both of which know the country best, which are trusted and have enjoyed bilateral relations with it for many years.

The Priorities of Russia's Stance on the Syrian Crisis

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

However high-ranking an individual might be, or however "full" the powers they might be entrusted within the process of political transition in Syria,...