Stories tagged: Syria
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 …
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015
Putin embarrasses feckless Obama administration
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
For the second day running, Russian aircraft bombed Syria, striking targets that included U.S.-backed rebel forces, but not apparently positions held by the Islamic State.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 5:18 p.m.
Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow’s role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
Images of Syrian refugees streaming into Europe have dominated the news for the past week, but the crisis is more than a European issue. World Relief Spokane settled 527 refugees …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
Recent news accounts and alarming photos of desperate Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe captured the attention of Luke Sharon, a 9-year-old boy in Coeur d’Alene who wants to contribute to …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
JERUSALEM – At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said. The exchange came after an …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
BOISE – When he was Idaho’s governor for a scant seven months, Jim Risch was a whirlwind of activity, writing an unprecedented management plan for roadless areas, reforming the state …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014
Washington’s two Democratic U.S. senators and the Republican congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools he needs to defeat the Islamic State. In a …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 10:18 p.m.
Washington’s two U.S. senators and the congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools needed to defeat the Islamic State.
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 6:22 p.m.
Text of President Barack Obama’s address Wednesday night on the Islamic State strategy, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.