Stories tagged: Syria
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Airstrikes hit two hospitals and a school in northern Syria, killing and wounding dozens of people on Monday, according to opposition activists, who said the strikes were carried out by …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce “tangible gains” in Iraq and Syria by …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
The U.S. says Russia’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria is actually helping the Islamic State.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
The Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province on Thursday, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
The Syrian government allowed aid into a rebel-held area near Damascus on Tuesday in what appeared to be a goodwill gesture after U.N.-mediated indirect peace talks got off to a …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
GENEVA – A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. mediator held …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
The long-anticipated Intra-Syrian Talks are slated to begin Friday in Geneva.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out broad plans Wednesday to defeat Islamic State militants and retake the group’s key power centers in Iraq and Syria. And he announced that a …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Proxy wars, religious conflicts obstruct path to lessened tensions.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Obama lacks empathy, coherent policy that would relieve anxiety
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
Thousands trapped in Europe, some who helped the U.S., desperately seek new homes.
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015
Obama ignores his role, but Republican rants on threat from those fleeing Mideast are shortsighted.
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 10:19 p.m.
MOSCOW – The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015
French president s fire at joint news conference a sharp contrast with Obama’s “Oh, bummer” response to attacks.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
America’s post-Paris panic sullies a proud heritage of compassion for refugees.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
France’s leader taking leadership role in West’s response to terrorism.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 11:08 a.m.
As we mull whether to accept Syrian refugees, it’s worth keeping in mind that we have rules for war, and ISIS doesn’t play by the rules.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 4:21 p.m.
French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
“Rise to the challenge,” says McMorris Rodgers in just one example of hackneyed phrases that stand in for substance.
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, 4:19 p.m.
BERLIN – The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe’s immigration …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, 4:01 p.m.
Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 12:43 p.m.
SINJAR, Iraq – Dealing a double blow Friday to the Islamic State group, Iraqi Kurdish forces pushed into the strategic town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, and a coalition of …
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Who fighting whom fighting whom, and peace no closer
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 8:35 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior U.S. officials say a small number of U.S. special operations forces will be deployed to northern Syria to work with local ground forces in the fight …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — Guess who just popped up in the Kremlin? Bashar al-Assad, Syrian dictator and destroyer, now Vladimir Putin’s newest pet. After four years holed up in Damascus, Assad was …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
Voters should beware presidential candidates who do not understand U.S. role in global affairs.
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 4:18 p.m.
Russian warships have fired more than 20 missiles at militants in Syria, a Russian official said Wednesday, marking an escalation in Moscow’s 8-day-old air campaign that the U.S. says is …