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Syria Strikes

Report: Over 1,000 Islamist Militants Killed In U.S.-Led Strikes In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | World

(Repeats without change to fix format) AMMAN, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Three months of U.S.-led strikes in Syria have so far killed at least...

Syrian Air Force Carries Out 200 Strikes In 36 Hours

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring th...

Will The U.S. Get Caught Up In A Morass Of Rebel Rivalries

AP | ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, ...

Michael McAuliff

Syria? What Syria? Allen West Backs Strike On Benghazi | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Capitol Hill marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and hotly debating military intervention in Syria on Wednesday,...

Live Updates On The Syria Crisis

Posted 09.09.2013 | World

The Obama administration launched a fervent media campaign on Monday hoping to convince the public in the United States and abroad of the necessity to...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Backs Syria Strike | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "clear violation" of international laws and human rights, Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw President Obama take his anemic case for military strikes against Syria to Congress. Just how anemic was made clear on Monday as Secretary of State Kerry ominously warned that the U.S. was facing a "Munich moment." It was a comparison every bit as absurd and insulting as the "mushroom cloud" metaphor brandished by Condoleezza Rice and President Bush in the fall of 2002. But this time the fear-mongering fell flat, as the Coalition of the Unwilling continued to grow throughout the week. In response, the president announced he would speak to the country on Tuesday, to "make the best case that I can to the American people." A good start would be jettisoning the over-the-top scare tactics. Addressing the overwhelming unpopularity of the proposed strikes, the president declared "these kinds of actions are always unpopular, because they seem distant and removed." But he got it backwards. The unpopularity is precisely because the blowback from poorly-conceived military actions no longer seems distant or removed.

Jennifer Bendery

Madeleine Albright Calls On Congress To Back Syria Strike | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Friday pressed Congress to back a resolution authorizing military action in Syria and ca...

Listen to the Arab and American Streets on Syria Strikes

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Thank heaven that there are additional intense conversations happening beyond the U.S. Senate hearing -- and in other parts of the world -- or one may have walked away thinking that there were only TWO options regarding the Syria crisis: "strike" or "no strike.

'Will We Help Syria? We Will'

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept 6 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin made clear on Friday that Russia did not want to be sucked into a war over Syria,...

U.S. Orders Diplomats To Leave Lebanon

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential American diplomats and the families of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut t...

Close Syria Vote Highlights Obama Challenge

Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. mil...

Christians In Middle East Slam Plans For Strike

Religion News Service | SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group said Wedn...

China Comes Out Against Unilateral Strikes On Syria

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China on Monday urged the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month's chemical weapons attack against civi...

Saudis Back Strikes On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, Egyptian position) CAIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia told fellow Arab League states on Sunday that opposing interna...

Scant Foreign Support For Syria Strikes

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without mustering broa...

Peter S. Goodman

Deepening Doubt: Experts Distrust Case For Strikes In Syria | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

As the United States and France prepare for a seemingly inevitable military strike on Syria, intelligence experts around the globe are sounding the al...

Kerry: 1,426 People Killed In Chemical Attack

Posted 08.30.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Friday that U.S. intelligence concluded with 'high confidence' that the Assad regime in Syri...

Russia, Iran Take Joint Position On Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agree that chemical weapon use is "impermissible" but oppose intervention in t...

Syria Strikes Will Be Symbolic More Than Military: Experts

Agence France Presse | Michel Moutot | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

Expected Western strikes on Syria will target the military, intelligence services and possibly sites with symbolic regime links, but will not alter th...

David Frum: Syrian Surgical Strikes Like Cutting Into Hemophiliac

Posted 08.29.2013 | Media

Daily Beast contributing editor David Frum took to Twitter Wednesday night to express his opposition to U.S. intervention in Syria. He asserted: ...

Israel Deploys Missile Defense Systems Near Syria Border As Tensions Rise

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By DANIEL ESTRIN -- The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- Israelis lined up at gas-mask distribution centers Wednesday and communities bordering Syri...