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Syrian Civil War

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  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East. In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
  • Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech

    Reaction to President Obama’s vow to “destroy” the Islamic State militant group was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S....
  • U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

    The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S....
  • Obama's approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    WASHINGTON Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive,...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...
  • Here's why Hillary got it right on Obama's foreign policy

    "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." — Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 Leave it to Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
  • Religion and oil: Two things about Islamic State no one wants to discuss

    To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6) Every week I read...
  • Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria

    Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria
    Israel’s air force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered the nation's airspace over the Syrian border Sunday, Israeli military officials said. According to an army statement, the drone crossed the border near Quneitra and was destroyed...
  • U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers

    U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers
    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable...
  • U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria

    Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the United States, the Obama administration said Friday that it was weighing how to confront Islamic State militants in Syria, in what would be a major escalation of U.S....
  • Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria

    An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was...