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Attack In Syria's Capital Kills 4 Nuclear Scientists

AP | ALBERT AJI and DIAA HADID | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that the U.N. envoy's proposal to implement a cease-fire in the embattled northern ...

Mortar Hits Pro-Assad Election Rally

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In the first attack to target a campaign event, a mortar shell slammed into a tent packed with supporters of President Bashar Assad, k...

Mortar Attack Kills At Least 19 In Homs

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Children, the elderly and others displaced by Syria's civil war are starving to death in a besieged camp where women brave sniper fire...

Syrian Airstrike Kills 20

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo ...

Opposition: New Poison Gas Attack In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

AMMAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday,...

Several Wounded After Blast Hits Syrian Capital

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

Sept 24 (Reuters) - An explosion in southern Damascus killed and wounded several people on Tuesday, state television said. Syrian TV s...

Kerry Gives Statement On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a statement on Syria Thursday, pushing a U.N. report that confirmed the use of chemical weapons in the country. ...

Obama Clears Way For Chemical Weapons Aid To Syria

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition,...

How The People Pushed Back On Syria..And Won (For Now)

2013-11-07-ScreenShot20131107at3.31.15PM.png | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact

In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why--at least, so far--has the story played out differently with ...

In U.S. Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not easy or quick to get rid of a nation's chemical weapons. Just ask the United States. Three decades after the U.S. started...

Dem Rep Gives Putin A Taste Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) is responding to an op-ed in the New York Times by Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Kerry Rejects Assad Proposal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad's 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not...

Biden Cancels Trip To Focus On Syria

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a trip to Panama next week. Biden will still travel to Savannah, Ga., a...

West Rips 'Utterly Disgusting' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama Tuesday after his speech on the situation in Syria. "I find his words utterly disgus...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Rand Paul Offers Rebuttal To Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's address on Syria Tuesday. In his rebuttal -- which was pre-taped -- Paul questio...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Progressives In Syria Speech: Do It For The Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a prime-time address on Tuesday night, in a direct appeal to the American public for support to use military...

Here's The Full Text Of Obama's Syria Speech

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Text of President Barack Obama's speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk ...

Politicians React To Obama's Syria Speech

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing situation in Syria, telling the public that he's weighing a diplomatic solution...

Obama: Syria Changed When Assad Gassed Citizens

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he long resisted calls for military action in Syria but that the situation changed after Syria's government ...

Obama's Speech Vows To Explore Russian Offer On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative fr...

Obama Asks For Vote To Be Postponed

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has ordered the military to maintain its posture with respect to striking Syria even as Congress postpones...

Watch Obama Address The Nation On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday on the ongoing situation in Syria. Obama's speech comes after a slew of television intervie...

Tammy Baldwin Comes Out Against Syria Strikes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced her opposition to U.S. military action in Syria on Tuesday, just hours after President Barack Obama met with sen...

Kerry To See Russian Foreign Minister

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...