By Susan Crabtree | 02/05/14 11:23 AM
U.S. officials and key lawmakers on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for bringing the bloody civil war in Syria to an end after the regime unleashed a new round of “barrel bombs” this week, killing civilians in the northern city of Aleppo.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/03/14 02:36 PM
President Obama in late March will travel to Saudi Arabia, a longtime American ally whose relationship with Washington has frayed in recent months over rising concerns about U.S. policy toward Iran and Syria. In announcing the travel, the White House made it clear the visit is aimed at mending...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/03/14 01:55 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said President Obama was “unwavering” in his efforts to end Syria's civil war and disputed a report suggesting Secretary of State John Kerry believed the administration's policy was not working.
By Ashe Schow | 02/02/14 12:19 PM
Persecution of Christians continues to worsen, fueled in part by the "Arab Spring," which not only unleashed a wave of Islamist radicalism across the Arab world but also left Christians holding the blame for many of the uprisings that removed Arab leaders from power. In 2013, 2,123 Christians...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/31/14 03:34 PM
The White House called on Syria to "immediately" comply with its international agreements to destroy its chemical weapon stockpile, the same day Russia publicly backed Damascus as acting in good faith to eliminate them. The U.S. and other western allies in recent days have accused Syrian...
By Joel Gehrke | 01/31/14 08:45 AM
Saudi Arabian diplomats and military officials refused to meet with a bipartisan delegation of senior congressional staffers who visited the Middle Eastern country last week, an unusual snub that suggests increased tension between the U.S. and a key ally.
By Meghashyam Mali | 01/30/14 01:27 PM
The White House on Thursday kept up pressure on Syria to meet the terms of an international agreement to disable its chemical arsenal amid reports Damascus is delaying compliance. “The international community is poised and ready to destroy Syria's chemical weapons as soon as the chemical...
By Michael Barone | 01/29/14 05:11 PM
Not as bad as expected. That's my verdict on President Obama's fifth State of the Union address. With job his approval running well under 50 percent, Obama was not quite so confrontational as he has been in the past.
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