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Syria Civil War

Dave Jamieson

McCain Calls For 'Game-Changing' Aid To Syrian Rebels | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that the recent Israeli strikes in Syria will "put more pressure" on the Obama administration to ...

Israel Strikes Syria In Sharp Escalation

AP | KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out tw...

Christina Wilkie

Syrian Rebels Work Washington Channels | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A large map of Syria dotted with pink and yellow sticky notes dominates one wall of the Syrian Support Group's Washington headquarters, ...

Obama Doesn't Foresee Ground Troops In Syria

AP | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- President Barack Obama says he doesn't foresee sending U.S. ground troops into Syria. Obama was asked at a news conference in...

Syrian Troops Push Into Center Of Homs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third...

Syria's Opposition Hopes To Win The War By Selling Oil

Time | Vivienne Walt | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

Given the many resolutions on Syria that have hit a brick wall at the U.N. Security Council, and the endless wrangling among Western leaders over how ...

Time to Act in Syria

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Absent constructive engagement by the U.S., I am very concerned that the killing in Syria will continue and extremists will play an increasingly influential role in determining that country's future, resulting in very negative implications for the region.

Report: Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance at a Damascus power station on Wednesday, while two bombs exploded n...

Russia: Plane 'Threatened' Over Syria

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia's transportation ministry says a Russian civilian airliner came under threat from fighting in Syria while flying over the country, bu...

Pattern Seen In Alleged Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of S...

The Syria Conundrum

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

If it is critical for us to secure chemical stockpiles, why now and not before? Wasn't the danger of extremists getting their hands on the weapons just as acute before the Syrian government's apparent use of them?

Kerry: Syrian Regime Launched 2 Chemical Attacks

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kerry says Syrian regime launched 2 chemical attacks....

Syrian Opposition Warns Hezbollah To Stay Out

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition called on Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the country, as activists said regime troops supported by gunme...

Assad Reduces Sentences Of Some Rebel Prisoners, Opposition Calls 'Empty Gesture'

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's president on Tuesday slashed prison terms by three quarters for an unspecified number of rebels convicted as "terroris...

Clashes, Air Strikes Rage Across Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government warplanes carried out airstrikes on a rebellious neighborhood in the capital and a village in the country's northeast...

Syria, Rebels, Al-Qaeda and the West

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The recent announcement by an Iraqi Al-Qaeda group about a merger with the pro Al-Qaeda Syrian Jabhat Al-Nusrar, has refueled both the debate about Western intervention or lack thereof in the Syrian civil war, as well as the discussion about what Syria in the post-Assad era will look like.

Syrian Extremists Pledge Allegiance To Al Qaeda

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Tensions emerged Wednesday in a newly announced alliance between al-Qaida's franchise in Iraq and the most powerful Syrian rebel factio...

Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 15 In Damascus

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — A suicide car bomber struck Monday in the financial heart of Syria's capital, killing at least 15 people, damaging the nearby ...

Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes, Warns Rebels Via Text Message

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After weeks of rebel gains in the south, the Syrian regime launched a counteroffensive on Sunday with widespread airstrikes and an oper...

Fierce Clashes Reported In Damascus Outskirts

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

Fighting between Syria's rebels and loyalist troops raged in two Damascus neighbourhoods on Tuesday while shelling of a village near the capital left ...

Historic Synagogue Looted, Syrian Officials Say

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria's 2-year-old conflict with more than 6,000 documented deaths, a leading anti-regime activist...

Syria Blames Oil Well Fires On Rebels

AP | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Heavy shelling in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo sent civilians fleeing for their lives on Sunday, and the state news ag...

Syrian Shells Strike Lebanese Border Villages

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Lebanon's state news agency says shells fired from inside Syria have struck Lebanese border villages. The National News Agency said the she...

Syrian Rebel Military Leader Rejects New PM

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's opposition plunged into disarray Sunday as its president quit and its military chief refused to recognize the newly elected pri...

Kerry 'Anything That Supports President Assad Is Problematic'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Just days after the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confronted Baghdad for continuin...