More Syria Articles

  • What really needs resetting in Obama's relationship with Russia

    The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site.

  • What could possibly go wrong? Malaysia Airlines rerouting flights over Syria instead of Ukraine

    After one of its passenger airliners was blasted from the sky over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 onboard, the ill-starred carrier Malaysia Airlines is rerouting flights away from the region -- and over war-torn Syria instead.

  • Obama is crushing the Ronald Reagan link, and Vladimir Putin knows it

    Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.

  • In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    BEIRUT (AP) — Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads, police traffic, administer courts, and have even set up an...

  • Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday. More than 20 militants also died in the fighting on Thursday for the Shaer gas field, the deadliest battles so...

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.

  • Assad declares victory, push to topple him tenuous

    BEIRUT (AP) — In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising his supporters for "defeating the dirty war" and denouncing insurgents who have "failed in trying to brainwash you or break your will." As he...

  • Syrian rebels attack defense minister's village

    BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels attacked the Syrian defense minister's village on Friday, capturing parts of it after killing at least 18 soldiers and pro-government gunmen, activists said. The assault began with a suicide bombing against an army checkpoint in government-controlled Rahjan, which is in...

  • UN: Europe holds 4 percent of Syrian refugees

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says Europe has taken in 123,600 Syrians since the conflict began in March 2011, including over 11,000 who were rescued off the coast of Italy this year. The agency's tally shows just 4 percent of all the 2.9 million Syrian refugees wind up in Europe,...

  • Senate Republicans call on Obama to send military advisers to Jordan

    Senate Republicans want President Obama to sent military advisers to Jordan to help the country develop a defense against the Islamic militant group now fighting to take over Iraq and other areas of the Middle East.

  • Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand the territory under their control, activists said Thursday. The clashes came as a Syrian watchdog group said the...

  • Diplomats: Staffan de Mistura is new Syria envoy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been chosen by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats said Wednesday. The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an expected...

  • Obama skitters, scampers and scuttles away from failure

    Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can.

  • Holder: Threat from Syria endangers Europe, US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder called on European nations Tuesday to deal more aggressively with the threat posed by the thousands of Westerners who have traveled to Syria to join the fighting there. In a speech for Norwegian diplomats in Oslo, Holder encouraged European...

  • US starts destruction of Syria chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray began Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren says it will take about 60 days, depending on the weather and sea conditions, to destroy the approximately 600 metric tons of material...



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