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  • Car bomb kills at least 22 in southern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a mosque in an opposition-held town in southern Syria on Friday, killing at least 22 people, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast took place around the time of Friday prayers in the town of Namar in Daraa...

  • Syrian troops seize contested Damascus suburb

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly moving to crush pockets of resistance in the surrounding countryside, activists and state media said. The...

  • Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

    Hillary Clinton, like her husband, has a very wide range of stands she finds acceptable, depending on timing and circumstances. President Obama's range of acceptable positions has been far narrower.

  • UK woman convicted of funding terrorism in Syria

    LONDON (AP) — A woman accused of asking a friend to smuggle cash to her husband — an alleged jihadi fighter in Syria — has been found guilty of funding terrorism. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Amal El-Wahabi tried to get her friend, Nawal Msaad, to hide 20,000 euros ($26,800) in her underwear on...

  • Islamic militants seize 2 northern Syrian towns

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists captured two key towns and several villages near Syria's northern border with Turkey on Wednesday after pushing out rival fighters in fierce clashes, opposition groups and activists said. The towns, located in Syria's Aleppo province, are the latest prize for...

  • After Syria remarks, Obama and Hillary Clinton to attend party on Martha's Vineyard

    The event comes shortly after Clinton criticized the president's handling of Syria and his overall approach to his foreign policy decision-making in an interview.

  • Why get involved in Iraq, but not Syria? It's complicated, Obama says

    President Obama has gotten defensive over his decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq and provide weapons to allied factions there but not in Syria.

  • Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis

    MALIKIYA, Syria (AP) — In a dusty camp here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries struggle to aid the starving members of Iraq's Yazidi...

  • On arming Syrian rebels, Clinton was against it before she was for it (and the anti-war crowd isn't happy)

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would like you to think that she is now at odds with the White House over how best to resolve the crises in Iraq and Syria.

  • A way forward to end the evil incarnate of the Islamic State in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    The president seems to be ignoring an obvious solution to the Islamic State and their crimes against humanity.

  • Islamic militants crush tribal uprising in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants have crushed a tribal uprising against their rule in eastern Syria after three days of clashes in a string of villages near the border with Iraq, killing and beheading opponents along the way, activists said Monday. The fighters from the al-Qaida breakaway...

  • Syria president reappoints prime minister amid war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad reappointed premier Wael al-Halqi to form a new government Sunday following presidential elections in which he won a new seven-year term in office, the country's state-run news agency said. SANA said Assad issued a decree tasking al-Halqi to...

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • Syria militants leave Lebanese border town

    LABWEH, Lebanon (AP) — Militants from Syria who overran a Lebanese border town mostly withdrew back across the rugged hills separating the two countries as a cease-fire appeared to hold Thursday, allowing Lebanese troops to free seven fellow soldiers and ambulances to evacuate dozens of...

  • Editorial cartoon: Bad news

    Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.

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