09/16/14 07:00 AM
GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war. The head...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 07:01 PM
While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/11/14 05:31 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 09:12 PM
"I want this to be successful. And I want to do everything I can as one senator to ensure that that is the case," said Sen. Bob Corker.
By Betsy Woodruff | 09/10/14 05:36 PM
"We've got to cut off the financial flows to them," said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. "That involves cooperation. That does not involve shooting."
By Noemie Emery | 09/08/14 01:13 PM
Never use force, don't threaten force, and no one will blame you for anything. Pull out of wars and your foes will stop fighting. Don't send men to war and your hands will be clean.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/09/14 08:55 AM
Syria's air defense system is so weak along its northern and western borders that U.S. authorities are brushing aside Damascus' demands that it must sign off on any U.S.-led airstrikes within its borders.
By Paul Bedard | 08/31/14 05:27 PM
As he waffles on U.S. policy toward terrorists in Syria dubbed the Islamic State, President Obama is being handed rare American support for a military attack against the terrorists, according to a new poll.
08/28/14 04:26 PM
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08/28/14 08:30 AM
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands. In a wide-ranging speech Thursday to international ambassadors,...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 04:23 PM
The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.
08/19/14 08:45 AM
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons program says the most crucial part of its operation has been completed. The Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons said Tuesday that an operation carried out aboard U.S. vessel...
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