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  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Obama's difficulty pivoting on unexpected in foreign policy

    President Barack Obama's first-term foreign policy was epitomized by success in fulfilling his campaign promise to end the U.S. role in Iraq and by the stunning U.S. Special Forces killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama's second term, however, seems...
  • Syria jihadists advance against regime forces in Quneitra

    BEIRUT Islamist rebels on Friday advanced against Syrian regime troops on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights near the Israeli border, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and Islamic Brigades seized two hills in the...
  • Syrian government, Islamic State accused of war crimes

    An independent United Nations commission accused the Syrian government and armed opposition groups of committing war crimes and inflicting "immeasurable suffering" on civilians, in a scathing report released Wednesday that left no side without blame....
  • U.N. cites concerns over possible gaps in Syria's declared chemical arms

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday that discrepancies and questions still surround Syria's chemical weapons declaration as the United States expressed concern that any omitted toxins could fall into the hands of the Islamic...
  • UN finds brutality, depravity on all sides in Syrian carnage

    GENEVA Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have used chemical agents most likely chlorine in at least eight attacks this year and systematically committed massacres and other war crimes, while the Islamic State has perpetrated attacks on civilians that...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team completes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team completes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons
    A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Navy Capt. Rich...
  • U.S. ship finishes neutralizing Syria's worst chemical arms: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A specially equipped U.S. ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the...
  • U.S. completes task of destroying Syrian chemical agents

     U.S. completes task of destroying Syrian chemical agents
    The Obama administration said Monday that it has finished destroying the lethal chemical agents that were removed from Syria after President Bashar Assad's forces were accused of using poison gas against civilians a year ago this week. In a statement,...
  • Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all

    Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all
    Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the very country the president so...
  • Destroying Syria's chemical weapons still leaves questions unresolved

    BERLIN Looking back a year, to the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, when a series of missiles with poison gas payloads landed in suburban Damascus, experts can't help but note that the results of an international reaction to use of the lethal chemicals can...
  • Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with...