More Syria Articles

  • US says American held in Syria has been freed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. The freed American is 45-year-old Peter Theo...

  • Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said. Tabqa airfield — home to several warplane squadrons,...

  • British government close to identifying James Foley's killer: Ambassador

    The British ambassador to the United States said on CNN Sunday that his country's security services are close to identifying the killer of American journalist James Foley.

  • U.S. journalist freed after being held hostage in Syria

    Peter Theo Curtis was freed and is now outside of Syria. U.S. authorities expect him to be reunited with his family "shortly."

  • Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria. He has held firm even as the civil war's death toll climbed toward 200,000, the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians and Islamic State militants...

  • US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security. "We're not going to be restricted...

  • Obama and the 'wrong side of history'

    The great task for a leader of the United States, President Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history's way.

  • VIDEO: White House says James Foley killing was an act of terrorism

    A White House spokesman said Friday it is committed to seeing "that justice is done" for the killing of American journalist Jim Foley by Islamist militants earlier this week.

  • White House says ISIS is no longer 'JV'

    A senior White House official said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has gained more power and pose a greater threat now than they did when President Obama referred to them as a 'JV' team in an interview eight months ago.

  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.'s human rights office since July 2013, when it documented...

  • Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

    BEIRUT (AP) — The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. His deadly stockpile has been destroyed, but he has stayed in power, bought time and gotten world powers to engage him. Along the way, global disapproval...

  • The thrill is gone: See which MSNBC host berated Obama for his response to ISIS atrocities

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews was not at all impressed Wednesday evening with President Obama's earlier statement on the ISIS beheading of American photojournalist James Foley.

  • VIDEO: U.S. tried to rescue James Foley, other hostages

    In a statement Wednesday, White House officials said that earlier this summer, President Obama authorized a mission to recover American hostages in Syria.

  • President Obama raises more questions than answers with statement on ISIS' killing of James Foley

    The president's statement was all just part of a disturbing pattern of tough talk as a substitute for action.

  • ISIS' brutality ups the pressure on Obama in Iraq and Syria

    International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obama's hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far.



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