| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
--First Corinthians, 14:8
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Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
| Jun 1, 2014
Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A prominent Iranian military figure has been killed while fighting in Syria, according to both Syrian opposition and Iranian government sources, adding to mounting evidence of Tehran's military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Syrian government issued a moratorium on campaign activity Monday, a day before the country is to hold a much-derided presidential election.
Syrian state news reported that the High Judicial Commission for Elections had declared an end to the three-...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
An explosion at a border crossing between Syria and Turkey on Thursday killed more than 40 people and left scores wounded, activists said.
The blast ripped through the Bab al-Salameh crossing about 30 miles north of the city of Aleppo. It was caused...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Wary of looters and anxious to get back home, the displaced residents of the war-battered Old City have been filing back into their bombed-out neighborhoods.
They push baby strollers and drag suitcases to be used in an epic salvage operation. At times,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Sobhi Fares ducks beneath the battered arches of a once-grand Ottoman villa. His trained eyes scan for shoots of green that spring improbably from the clutter of shattered masonry, tumbled walls and jagged shards of shrapnel.
"This one, here, you can...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Syrian government forces have broken a long siege on the strategically situated prison in the northern city of Aleppo, government and pro-opposition groups said Thursday.
The advance of tanks and troops into the sprawling prison complex on the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:00 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — Presidential elections will be held in Syria on June 3, the government announced Monday, even as a mortar barrage on the capital highlighted the relentless violence in the country.
President Bashar Assad is expected to run and...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:01 PM
BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday.
| Mar 4, 2014
"Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...