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U.S. Considering Taking Fight Against Islamic State Into Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 22 (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militant...

A Lot Of Dangerous Weapons Are About To Be Destroyed

AP | FRANCESCO SPORTELLI and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

GIOIA TAURO, Italy (AP) — A United States cargo vessel loaded with hundreds of tons of Syria's chemical weapons left an Italian port Wednesday to de...

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...

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...

Howard Fineman

U.S. Plans To Inch Up Role In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Kiev is burning, but Damascus, Homs and Aleppo are dying. There’s little the U.S. can do about Ukraine -- it’s literally Russia...

Joshua Hersh

Among Syrian Exiles, Certainty, And Fear, That Obama Has A Secret Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- The conversation over tea and peanuts in a living room in this bustling border town was about something benign, when one of the Sy...

Homeland Security Secretary Cites Syrian Conflict As Rising Security Threat

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone...

U.S. Offers To Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly...

GOP Senator Praises Big Defense Department Move

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that is a top su...

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...

Leaders Make Renewed Push For Syria Resolution At UN

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Steve Holland and Asma Alsharif UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on T...

McCain Tells Russians They Deserve Better Than Putin

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for siding with "tyrannies," perpetuating bigotry, censoring the media and endo...

Russia Opposes Use Of Force In Syria Resolution

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Moscow is insisting that a new United Nations resolution on Syria not allow the use of force, but Russia's foreign minister appeared to sugg...

Obama Clears Way For Chemical Weapons Aid To Syria

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition,...

Changing the Subject

Amb. Robert E. Hunter | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Amb. Robert E. Hunter

At no point has the United States actively supported an effort to achieve a decisive outcome to the Syrian civil war.

McCain Giving Putin A Dose Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times with a column of his own. McCain will at...

In U.S. Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not easy or quick to get rid of a nation's chemical weapons. Just ask the United States. Three decades after the U.S. started...

Kerry: Syria Peace Depends On Weapons Talks

Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE and JOHN HEILPRIN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said...

Kerry Rejects Assad Proposal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad's 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not...

'We Have A Lot Of Things Left To Do Here'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With a military strike against Syria on hold, President Barack Obama tried Thursday to reignite momentum for his second-term domest...

Steve Jobs' Syrian Father: I Am 'Embarrassed' By Obama's Inaction On Syria

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Syrian-Americans have much to say about President Obama's stance on the country's use of chemical weapons in the August 21 attack and the escalating t...

Latest Updates In Syria Debate

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the public Tuesday evening, vowing to explore a diplomatic option with regards to Syria's chemical weapons stockpile,...

Kerry To See Russian Foreign Minister

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...

Howard Fineman

What's Really Going On With Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Middle Eastern bazaars, it’s easy to get lost, haggling is the order of the day, and things are never quite what they seem. In othe...

Sam Stein

Alternative Syria Resolution Would Require UN To Take Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative resolution to the situation in Syria that would allow time for the pursuit o...