Politics of Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad

WH: Syrian use of chemical weapons would cross ‘red line’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it is increasingly concerned that the beleaguered regime in Syria might be considering use of chemical weapons against its own people and warned that doing so would “cross […]

12/03/2012

UN strongly condemns Syrian shelling of Turkey

The U.N. Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” Syria’s shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children. A council press statement late Thursday said “this incident highlighted the grave impact […]

10/04/2012

UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed a resolution calling for the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts. The […]

09/19/2012

U.S. concerned for missing journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) – The State Department says it’s concerned about the welfare of an American journalist reportedly detained in Syria while covering the fighting there. Spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Friday the U.S. is trying to […]

08/31/2012

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