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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Kerry: Chemical arms use in Syria an ‘obscenity’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry declared Monday that there was “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, toughening the Obama administration’s criticism of Bashar Assad’s regime and outlining a […]

08/26/2013

A U.N. team that is scheduled to investigate an alleged chemical attack that killed hundreds last week in a Damascus suburb, leaves their hotel in a convoy, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo)

UN says vehicle shot at by snipers near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Snipers opened fire Monday at a U.N. vehicle carrying a team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus, a U.N. spokesman said. The Syrian government accused the rebels of […]

08/26/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama plays down US intervening in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday played down the prospect of speedy U.S. intervention in Syria, stressing the difficulty of ordering military action against the Assad government without a strong international coalition and […]

08/23/2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Assad praises Egypt revolt against president

BEIRUT (AP) – Syria’s embattled president on Wednesday praised Egypt’s protests against their leader and said his overthrow by the military means the end of “political Islam.” President Bashar Assad, who is seeking to crush […]

07/03/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

US war games send signal to Assad

ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Under the watchful eye of stern-faced American advisers, hundreds of U.S.-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across this dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault […]

06/18/2013

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Obama steps up military aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize lethal aid to Syrian rebels marks a deepening of U.S. involvement in the two-year civil war. But U.S. officials are still grappling with what type and […]

06/14/2013

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Israeli airstrikes prompt threats, anger in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out two airstrikes in Syria over 48 hours — an unprecedented escalation […]

05/05/2013

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A look at reasons for Israeli airstrikes in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at the reasons for and possible implications of the escalation of Israel’s involvement in Syria’s civil war. WHY NOW? Israel has said repeatedly it does not want to get dragged […]

05/05/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

Obama hints at potential military action in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S. military action against Syria if “hard, effective evidence” is found to bolster intelligence that chemical weapons have been used in the 2-year-old civil war.

04/30/2013

Fire fighters at scene of car bomb, Damascus, Syria, Syrian official news agency SANA photo. (AP Photo)

Bomb tears through Damascus, killing 14 people

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A powerful bomb ripped through a bustling commercial district of Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, shattering store fronts and bringing Syria’s civil war to the heart of the capital for the second consecutive day.

04/30/2013

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