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U.S. May Decide To Train Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely t...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Officials To U.S.: You Should Be On Our Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

LATAKIA, Syria — Syrian officials have a sharp message for American policymakers about the war in this country: you should be on our side. “The...

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Says Syrian Al-Qaida Group Aspires To Attack U.S.

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official says a Syrian militant group tied to al-Qaida, the al-Nusra Front, aspires to attack the United...

Damascus Remains Firm: Assad Will Stay

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met U.S. and Russian officials on Tuesday to discuss convening lo...

U.S. Offers New Support To Chemical Weapons Destruction Efforts In Syria

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has given 10 armored vehicles to the United Nations to help support efforts to verify and destroy Syria's c...

World Chemical Weapons Watchdog Approves Syria Disarmament Plan

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The world's chemical weapons watchdog approved an ambitious and risky accelerated plan to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal ...

Is The Crisis In Syria Changing U.S.-Iran Relations?

Posted 09.13.2013 | World

The United States and Iran have taken opposite sides in the Syrian conflict. Yet many wonder whether the crisis in the Arab nation could actually brin...

U.S. Considering Using Military To Train Syria Rebels

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels...

Syria Adds Uphill Battle To A Surprising Issue

Reuters | Caren Bohan | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A heated debate in Washington over possible military strikes on Syria has created a fresh obstacle to the effort to p...

Putin 'Doesn't Exclude' Supporting UN Resolution On Syria

AP | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, LYNN BERRY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia — President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude"...

Dem Rep To MSNBC Host: 'You're Misquoting Me'

Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Tension arose between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) and MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday as Grayson declared, "It's simply not our responsibility" to interven...

White House Employs 'Flood-The-Zone' Strategy

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

* All-out 'flood-the-zone' strategy * Stakes high for president * Implications for other priorities in the region ...

Sixth U.S. Warship Now In Eastern Mediterranean 'As Precaution'

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S....

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...

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...

U.S. To Release Syria Intelligence Today

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The White House plans on Friday to release an unclassified version of an intelligence assessment of a chemical weapon...

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...

Momentum Builds For Syria Strike

AP | ALBERT AJI and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Momentum appeared to build Tuesday for Western military action against Syria, with the U.S. and France saying they are in posi...

Syria Chemical Inspections 'Too Late To Be Credible,' U.S. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

Assad's Government: A U.S. Attack Would Send Middle East Up In Flames

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

Assad's Government: A U.S. Attack Would Send Middle East Up In Flames

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Syria warned the United States against any military action over a suspected chemical weapons attack in ...

Hagel Suggests Pentagon Moving Naval Forces Closer To Syria

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER THE PACIFIC -- The Pentagon is moving naval forces closer to Syria in preparation for a possible decision by President...

WATCH: President Obama 'Cautious' And 'Predictable' On Syria Red Line

Huffington Post | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

Steve Clemons, Washington Editor for The Atlantic, joined HuffPost Live's WorldBrief with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Friday to discuss the situation in Syria ...

U.S. Ramps Up Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States is providing $195 million more in food and humanitarian aid to Syria to mark the end of Ramadan for ...

U.S. And Russia To Hold Syria Talks Next Week

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Russian officials will meet the international mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, in Geneva on Tuesday t...