| May 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
The White House has expressed its "absolute disgust" over the latest massacre in Syria. Nine Western nations have expelled Syrian diplomats from their territories to underscore their revulsion. Senior United Nations officials have warned both sides in the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
The secret order, referred to as an intelligence...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:55 AM
As world anger mounted toward the Syrian regime after the Houla massacre last week, Russia and Chinastaunchly renewed their opposition to military intervention in the volatile nation.
"China opposes military intervention and does not support forced...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
QUSAIR, Syria — Sitting on a tennis court at a summer villa in the Syrian countryside, 22 would-be rebel fighters watched as a young man took apart and reassembled a machine gun he had picked from a small spread of arms on a plastic lawn table....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:55 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian opposition activists slammed the United Nations on Sunday for suspending its observer mission in the nation, saying it is "unjustifiable and unacceptable" for the international community to fail to protect civilians from attacks....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include:
•what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...
| May 25, 2011
| 5:44 AM
President Obama's Jewish fund-raising network is trying to calm uneasy donors who fear that his blueprint for Middle East peace would jeopardize Israel’s security.
Although Obama's core fund-raising volunteers aren’t panicking, they say...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 5:40 PM
President Obama began a new effort Wednesday to coax Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, telling Middle East leaders on the eve of renewed negotiations that with sustained American help, a comprehensive deal can be sealed within a year.
| Mar 20, 2011
Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
| May 22, 2011
We may be the world's only remaining superpower, but we've been a secondary factor in the wave of change sweeping the Arab world.
Tunisia held its revolution without American help, unless you count Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt, President Obama probably...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Sudan and South Sudan teetered dangerously on the edge of war Thursday after South Sudan refused to withdraw its forces from a conquered oil field, despite calls to do so by the U.N. and African Union. Sudan, furious about South Sudan's seizure of the oil...