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Syria Crisis

Report: U.S. Believes Israel Has Conducted An Airstrike Into Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

(Adds Israeli ministers' meeting, edits) WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) - Israel has conducted an airstrike in Syria, apparently targetin...

Muslim Prayers for American Support

Ahmed Charai | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

Arab esteem and gratitude toward the United States would decisively shift for the better if it helps to save the people of Syria. Here is a case where American interests and values are in lock step with the Arab world's most urgent aspirations.

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.

Are You Syriaus?

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Cost of Inaction in Syria

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

If the White House cynically chooses to remain on the sideline and watch the death toll grow, it should at least remove the most dangerous weapons from the equation.

Fighting Reported Near Suspected Syrian Chemical Arms Site

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, April 28 (Reuters) - Fighting erupted in Damascus on Sunday near a complex linked to Syria's chemical we...

Christina Wilkie

Top Dem Won't Rule Out U.S. Troops To Syria | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of deploying American troops to Syria, while top Republican ...

No Good Options For U.S. In Syria

Agence France Presse | Mathieu Rabechault | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

The likely use of chemical weapons in Syria ramps up pressure on US President Barack Obama to act, but any military options are limited and risky for ...

U.S., Israel and Syrian Chemicals; a Verbal Kerfuffle and Strategic Understanding?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

There have been numerous reports about the use of chemical/biological materials by the Assad regime, but if only two cases can be substantiated, it indicates that the regime has not yet resorted to a wholesale use of this weapon.

Hezbollah's Role In Syrian Quagmire Grows

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BAALBEK, Lebanon, April 26 (Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have ...

Syrian Maelstrom

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Jeff Danziger


Syria Crisis Spills Over -- Jordan Is on target

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Syrian crisis can, though not inevitably so, develop into an all-out regional calamity. Preventing it is henceforth a major challenge, and Patriot missiles in Jordan are an important step along this road.

Reports: Britain, France Inform UN They Believe Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

Posted 04.18.2013 | World

Britain and France have reportedly informed the United Nations that they believe there is evidence that chemical weapons have been used in the conflic...

Supporting Syria

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Shahid Mahmood


Accountability for the Atrocities in Syria: A Call on the Opposition

Christian Wenaweser | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Christian Wenaweser

When earlier reports indicated that the regime, true to form, was primarily responsible for these atrocities, the opposition forces have quickly made up ground in this contest of horrors.

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.

Thomas Friedman on Timeouts

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Robert Teitelman

Friedman has stumbled upon a nifty cliché, perhaps while watching March Madness, and then tried to fit the world and his own favorite causes around it. To make it work he has to distort the past and exaggerate the present, like a petulant parent.

Of Hubris and Humility

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Humility is an act of strength, not a sign of weakness, because it reflects confidence in the future more than a fear enslaved by the past. Isn't that, after all, what America should be most about? And if humility was good enough for Jesus, as the Pope is helping us to remember, then shouldn't it also be good enough for us?

'Devastation And Destruction' Worsening In Syria: Red Cross

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT, April 4 (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening rapidly with some areas a landscape of "devastation and destruction", t...

Mapping Syria's Rape Crisis

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

As the brutal war in Syria rages on, relief organizations have warned that sexual violence has become a "significant and disturbing feature" of the co...

2,000-Year-Old Temple Damaged By Syrian Clashes

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 3 (Reuters) - The millenia-old oasis city of Palmyra is being damaged in clashes between Syrian Preside...

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 ...

WATCH: Haunting Video Chronicles Syrian Children's Suffering

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

In the past four months, 12-year-old Mohamed Asaf has made the Dar al-Shifa clinic in Syria's Aleppo his home. The boy is a tireless aid to the few do...

Obama, Turkey and Israel -- More Than Meets the Eye

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

President Obama's visit in Israel was a resounding PR success, judging by various indicators of Israeli public opinion, but as the dust settles, it becomes very clear that the visit was also an impressive diplomatic achievement.

WSJ Report: CIA Feeding Intelligence To Syrian Rebels

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

The US Central Intelligence Agency has been feeding information to select rebel fighters in Syria to try to make them more effective against governmen...