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Syrian Civil War

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  • US must accept Russian-delivered Syria

    PARIS -- The Washington debates about the Syrian chemical weapons, and whether there is an Obama "Plan B" by which the United States may yet bomb Syria, seem deaf to what really happened last week. Russia delivered Syria, its ally, to international...
  • Holding the national security course

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism. His...
  • Sitting short in the saddle

    WASHINGTON -- If the Barack Obama Story were to be made into a movie these days, it's certain that a John Wayne type would not be cast in the leading role. There's little in our current president that smacks of intimidating true grit. That at least is...
  • Straight talk from the Pentagon about getting involved in Syrian civil war

    WASHINGTON -- The Hollywood version of American military leadership has often cast it in bombastic terms, like the hot-headed Air Force general played by George C. Scott in "Dr. Strangelove" or Burt Lancaster's ambitious power-seeker in "Seven Days in...
  • War of words over Syria

    WASHINGTON -- While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War...
  • America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]

    America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]
    Desperately yearning for the carnage of the Lebanese civil war to end, my mother once told a neighbor, "I don't know whether to prepare dinner for my children or myself for a funeral." It was 1975, I was 10 years old, and my neighborhood in Beirut had...
  • Syrian rebels allege new gas attack

    BEIRUT -- In what the opposition called the worst atrocity of Syria's civil war, antigovernment activists accused the government of killing hundreds of civilians, including many women and children, in a poison-gas attack targeting pro-rebel Damascus...
  • Missile strike kills at least 20 people in Syrian city of Aleppo

    AMMAN, Jordan -- At least 20 people were killed in Aleppo on Wednesday when a residential building was hit with a rocket from a warplane as the government’s daily bombardment of the northern Syria city continued, activists said. More than 500...
  • Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype's social media accounts

    Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype's social media accounts
    AMMAN, Jordan – The pro-Syrian government hacking group, the Syrian Electronic Army, has taken credit for an attack on the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. Messages accusing Microsoft, Skype's parent company, of passing...
  • Lebanon blast in Hezbollah-controlled area kills at least four

    Lebanon blast in Hezbollah-controlled area kills at least four
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanon's capital was rocked again Thursday by what appeared to be a sectarian car bombing that tore through a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, killing at least four people. More than 70  were wounded. The explosion ...
  • Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria

    TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria. Iranian Shiite Muslims and...