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  • In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood

    In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood
    With a massive invasion by U.S. ground troops ruled out — for now — the debate in Washington over what to do about Islamic State militants has shifted into the realm of diplomacy and “soft power.” President Obama, in his recent...
  • APNewsBreak: Report says 640,200 Syrians in besieged areas

    Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country's civil war, more than three times the U.N. estimate, according to a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to...
  • US ambassador: Russian veto 'extremely disruptive' on Syria

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's vetoes against holding Syria's government accountable are "extremely disruptive" to the U.N. Security Council's ability to restore peace in the conflict, and have emboldened President Bashar Assad to...
  • In Syria, diplomacy is failing but humanitarian aid must not

    At this point, the best solution to the staggeringly brutal but seemingly stalemated civil war in Syria is probably a diplomatic one. But with support for Syrian President Bashar Assad from China and, more reliably, Russia, diplomacy so far has failed. As...
  • Saving Syria: A weary country has a chance to end its civil war

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, March 18: Syria can take a step next month toward ending its civil war at talks in Moscow among parties to the 4-year-old conflict. Some 200,000 people have been killed...
  • Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities

    Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities
    Four years ago, thousands of Syrian men, women and children took to the streets peacefully to demand their right to basic human freedoms. They were met with violence from a regime that has since systematically intensified its brutality. The killing has...
  • Islamic State find allies among Tunisia militants

    The attack on Tunisia's national museum and the nearby parliament on Wednesday, for which the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility, tops years of radical violence that has rocked the country after the 2011 revolution that overthrew the country's...
  • French president calls for preservation of Iraq, Syria art

    French president Francois Hollande has issued a call to preserve the cultural heritage threatened by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, after extremists have demolished relics and pillaged archaeological sites in both countries. Hollande...
  • Syria investigating circumstances of US aircraft crash

    A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft by Syrian air defenses along the country's Mediterranean coast. A U.S. official said Tuesday that a U.S. Predator drone...
  • Activists accuse Syrian military of deadly poison gas attack

    Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebel-held town that killed at least six people and left dozens, including children, choking and gasping for breath. The...
  • U.S. military loses contact with Predator drone flying over Syria

    A Pentagon official confirmed the U.S. military lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone Tuesday while it was flying above northwestern Syria, but could not corroborate reports that the aircraft was shot down by President Bashar Assad’s air...