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Turkish PM Slams UN Security Council Over Syria

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.13.2012 | World

ISTANBUL — Turkey's prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end Sy...

Turkey Condemns U.N. Over Syria Inaction

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | World

* Erdogan says U.N. Security Council inaction encouraging Assad * Syrian gov't forces hit rebels with air power, artillery ...

Reports: Jihadist Fighters Seize Syrian Air Defense Base

AP | BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense ba...

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Planes To Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

HACIPASA, Turkey, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military ...

Andrea Stone

The Singing Soldier Who Really IS The Chairman Of The Board | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Frank Sinatra may have been called the Chairman of the Board but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is no slouch himself when it...

Syria and the Dogs of War

Conn Hallinan | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Conn Hallinan

As intractable as the Syrian war looks, there is room for a political resolution, but only if the protagonists and their supporters stand down.

Joshua Hersh

Romney Grabs For Momentum On Foreign Policy Front | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney sought to seize political momentum on a new front Monday, delivering a robust foreign policy speech that included a few new ...

Security Council Condemns Deadly Attack On Turkey

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town that killed five p...

Syrian Rebels Kill 21 Elite Republican Guards

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed 21 elite Republican Guards on Thursday in an ambush on an army minibus in a suburb northwest of Damas...

Dozens Killed In Series Of Suicide Bombings In Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets Wednesday after shelling from Syria struck a border village in Turkey, killing five civilian...

A Better Friend: How the U.S. Can Support Transition in Syria

Charles W. Dunne | Posted 11.29.2012 | World
Charles W. Dunne

In Syria, the time has come to reflect on how to set up the best possible start for a legitimate successor government that will give it the strongest chance for a free, independent and democratic future.

HORROR: 'He Inserted A Rat In Her Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

"He inserted a rat in her vagina. She was screaming. Afterwards we saw blood on the floor. He told her: 'Is this good enough for you?' They were mocki...

Women Generate Heat at U.N. but Obama Is Obama

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The presidents of Brazil and Argentina, both women, woke up any drowsy General Assembly delegate, passionately arguing their country's policy from economics to Syria to Cuba to Iran. But President Obama grabbed the attention, not because he broke new ground but because he is... well... Obama

Like Father, Like Son: Possible External Links to Gaziantep Bombings in Context

Connor Ryan | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Connor Ryan

We will probably never know who committed the attack. However with the situation on the Turkish-Syrian border remaining in a sort of limbo it is very possible that we will come to see more attacks of the same nature.

Middle East Permeates UN General Assembly Despite 50 Sideshows

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The civil war in Syria and its 26,000 dead are dominating this week's U.N. General Assembly session but no solution is expected to emerge. The same goes for the Islamic uprisings against the United States and Iran's nuclear program.

Keep Calm and Carry Forward

Christopher Holshek | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Christopher Holshek

The violent riots that have been going on at U.S. embassies and other places in the "Arab Spring" countries in particular are certainly cause for alarm, but what's really going on here?

WATCH: The Battle For Syria

Posted 09.20.2012 | World

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad traveled to the front lines of Aleppo for PBS and compiled one of the most comprehensive accounts of the raging battle between Syria...

Fuel Station Blast Kills At Least 54 In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - At least 54 people were killed and dozens wounded when an air strike hit a fuel station in Syria's northern province of ...

Jihadis Man Syrian Front Lines

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

TEL RIFAAT, Syria -- The bearded gunmen who surrounded the car full of foreign journalists in a northern Syrian village were clearly not Syrians. A he...

WATCH: Bombardments And Air Strikes Terrorize Syrian Civilians

Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

Indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes by Syrian security forces killed more than 160 people in Idlib and Hama in recent weeks, Amnesty...

Twin Blasts Strike Damascus

AP | NEBI QENA | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Syrian rebels seized control of a border crossing on the frontier with Turkey on Wednesday, ripping down the Syrian flag as t...

Syrian Missiles Hit Edge Of Lebanese Border Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Missiles fired by Syrian warplanes hit Lebanese territory Monday in one of the most serious cross-border violations since Syria's crisi...

Two Years of Freedom and My Debt to the World

Sarah Shourd | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact
Sarah Shourd

You may know me as one of the three American Hikers held hostage in Iran. I was released two years ago today. It was, in many ways, the best and worst day of my life. I was finally in my mother's arms, but Shane and Josh were completely out of my reach.

Video Purports To Show 20 Executed Syrian Soldiers

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Amateur video posted on You Tube on Monday showed images of 20 dead Syrian soldiers, blindfolded and handcuffed, after t...

Syria, Human Rights and the United Nations

Ted Piccone | Posted 11.09.2012 | World
Ted Piccone

While Lakhdar Brahimi's mission on behalf of the U.N. Security Council and the Arab League to facilitate peace is admirable, he inherits a mandate that utterly failed, and conditions for peace have only gotten worse.