More Syria Articles

  • Islamic state declaration could lead to schism

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A militant extremist group's unilateral declaration of an Islamic state is threatening to undermine its already-tenuous alliance with other Sunnis who helped it overrun much of northern and western Iraq. One uneasy ally has vowed to resist if the militants try to impose their...

  • Successors to the prophet: Islam's caliphates

    CAIRO (AP) — By declaring the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, the extremist group that controls large swaths of Syria and Iraq is claiming to be the successor of the political and religious community established by the Prophet Muhammad. The caliphate is a powerful ideal — the concept of...

  • Mortar shells hit northern Syrian city, killing 14

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A barrage of mortar shells hit government-held areas of the northern city of Idlib on Monday, killing 14 people and wounding at least 40, Syrian state media said. Idlib is the provincial capital in northwestern Syria and it has been under the control of President Bashar...

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama has 'lost public trust in his leadership'

    John Zogby finds that President Obama's agenda is dead in the water as the public has given up on his leadership. The pollster is giving the president his fourth straight D grade. 

  • 10 reasons why Iraq's bloodbath is not George W. Bush's fault

    In 2011, President Obama pronounced Iraq "self-reliant and democratic" and "a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process."

  • House intel chief: Obama's blunder in Iraq threatens U.S. security

    The crisis in Iraq and rise of ISIS is the fault of Hillary Clinton's reluctance to engage in an Arab League debate over the rise of extremists in Syria and President Obama's failure to act against them for three years.

  • Naming the Islamist militants in the news: ISIS or ISIL?

    Islamist militants have surged to control in northern Iraq, upending the Obama administration's efforts to ignore what happens in that country and giving multiple opportunities for media pundits who have never served in the region to suggest solutions they won't have to carry out.

  • Poll: 55% say America's global Image worse under Obama-Clinton

    Despite promises by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to bolster America’s Image around the world, a majority of Americans believe that the country’s prestige and standing are lower than when the duo came into office six years ago. A new poll from St. Leo University...

  • Obama: U.S. will send small team of military advisers to Iraq

    President Obama announced plans to send a team of U.S. military advisers to Iraq to try help the country's security forces beat back an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency gaining ground across large swaths of the country.

  • Nancy Pelosi: U.S. shouldn't work with Iran

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the U.S. shouldn't coordinate with Iran on counterterrorism efforts, despite suggestions by the Obama administration that it may be willing to work with Iran in helping squelch militant gains in neighboring Iraq.

  • Slaughter in Iraq --- George W. Bush's fault?

    President Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq "self-reliant and democratic."

  • No intervention in Iraqi civil war without congressional authorization

    On Jan. 12, 1991, with 370,000 U.S. troops already deployed near Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, and a U.N. deadline for Saddam Hussein to withdraw from that country only three days away, the U.S. Congress voted on whether to authorize President George H.W. Bush to use force to reverse Iraq's annexation...

  • The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's media foray

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's bloody media foray into northern Iraq adds another international dimension to Syria's thoroughly internationalized civil war.

  • Obama follows polls in foreign policy but public turns against him

    Polls show that most Americans wanted the United States to withdraw from Iraq. Barack Obama did indeed withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq, not troubling to negotiate a readily negotiable status of forces agreement that would have left a contingent of American soldiers there. Polls show that most...



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