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  • Uncertain trumpet, or: The president sounds retreat

    . . . For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? --First Corinthians, 14:8 . . . Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
  • Obama at West Point [Editorial]

    Obama at West Point  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war

    Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war
    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. Abdollah...
  • Syria declares end to presidential campaign scorned by opposition

    Syria declares end to presidential campaign scorned by opposition
    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-...
  • Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists

    Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists
    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...
  • Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City

    Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City
    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,...
  • During Syrian siege, siblings honed the art of improvised survival

    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...
  • Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo

    Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo
    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...
  • Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3

    Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3
    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...
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says

    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┬ádeadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The...
  • The U.N. Security Council has an obligation to act in Syria

    "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...