Stories tagged: Syria
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has rejected a U.S.-Russian sponsored truce, saying the real negotiations are on the battle field.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a chance to cash in on his gains in Syria by scaling down his bombing blitz when a cease-fire takes effect Friday night so he …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
BEIRUT – Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in the Syria conflict, including President Bashar Assad, ahead of a U.S.-Russia-engineered cease-fire, as the opposition voiced concerns about …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
DAMASCUS, Syria – The Syrian government and the main umbrella for Syrian opposition and rebel groups announced on Tuesday they both conditionally accept a proposed U.S.-Russian cease fire that the …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
In a swipe at the U.S., Russia and their allies, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the international powers and regional countries ostensibly pushing for a peaceful …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
The United States and Russia agreed Monday on a new cease-fire for Syria that will take effect Saturday, U.S. officials said, even as major questions over enforcing and responding to …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal for a no-fly zone in Syria where civilians would be protected, a suggestion that was promptly rebuffed by Moscow that said …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
A series of U.S. airstrikes in recent months have destroyed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in Islamic State cash as part of a broader campaign aimed at squeezing the extremist …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 8:05 p.m.
The Obama administration, frustrated by Syria’s ongoing violence, told Russia on Tuesday to “put up or shut up” about implementing a ceasefire in the Arab country, even as the U.S. …
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. …