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U.S. Suspending Diplomatic Relations With Syria

AP | By LARA JAKES | Posted 05.18.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United St...

Decision To Arm Rebels In Syria Draws U.S. Into Proxy War

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

-- President Barack Obama's decision to begin arming Syria's rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fough...

Five Strategies for the U.S. in Syria

Stanley Weiss | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON-In the western media's telling, the civil war in Syria began and continues as a morality play, good versus evil, and for good reason. The ...

Americans Help Heal Syria's Wounded

Common Ground News Service | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Frustrated by the news of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, Liza Hoover, a pediatric nurse from Seabrook Island, South Carolina, wanted to use her medical training to make a difference.

US Training Syrian Forces In Jordan: Report

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States is training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan in a bid to bolster forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime...

We've Lost Syria

Lara Setrakian | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Lara Setrakian

Syria has shown the limits of U.S. policy. It's exposed a failure of the global system, the multilateral process we tried to corral. Old diplomacy is too slow for the new Middle East.

White House: 'Assad Losing His Grip On Power'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

* Momentum is with opposition and Syrian people, U.S. says * Long battle expected between pro-Assad, opposition forces *...

White House Does Not Support U.N. Mission Extension In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 19 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday criticized the vetoes of Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council sanctions...

White House Warns Syria About Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

(Adds quotes and background) ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 17 (Reuters) - The White House warned the Syrian government on Tuesday that it...

Obama, Putin Meet In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

By Matt Spetalnick and Gleb Bryanski LOS CABOS, Mexico, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir...

Clinton To Russia, China: 'Be Part Of The Solution In Syria'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

BATUMI, Georgia -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is inviting China and Russia to "be part of the solution in Syria" but says that must inc...

Assad's Promise 'Laughable'

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday dismissed as "laugable" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's promise to hold a r...

WikiLeaks: U.S. Secretly Backed Syrian Opposition Groups

Washington Post | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-g...

Syria: Washington's New Direction

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Although last year Damascus largely avoided the headlines, it continues to play a pivotal role in events in Lebanon and wields important influence in both Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Assad Lost in Translation: It is the Iranian, Stupid!

Joe Macaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Macaron

After a year of going back and forth in building up anticipation, Syrian President Bashar Assad came close to borrowing Sarah Palin's analogy of "thanks, but no thanks to that bridge to nowhere."

US Syria Sanctions To Be Eased 'Case-By-Case'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would take new steps to ease American sanctions against Syria on a case-by-case basis, the latest sign o...

Syria: We Are Looking Forwrad To US Envoy Mitchell Visit

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Syria's foreign minister said Friday his country is working to rebuild its diplomatic relationship with the United States. Walid al-Mo...

Clinton: US To Dispatch Envoys To Syria

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised Tuesday to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message...

Syria Wants Better Ties With US: Assad

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria must change its behavior if it wants its relations with Washington to change, two U.S. senators visiting the Middle East...