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  • Obama, appearing with ally Hollande, expresses frustration over Syria

    Obama, appearing with ally Hollande, expresses frustration over Syria
    WASHINGTON — Acknowledging "enormous frustration," President Obama said Tuesday that his administration "continues to explore every possible avenue" to help resolve the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war, although he again said he had no plans for...
  • Obama says U.S. is exploring 'every possible avenue' with Syria

    Obama says U.S. is exploring 'every possible avenue' with Syria
    WASHINGTON – Acknowledging “enormous frustration,” President Obama said Thursday that the administration “continues to explore every possible avenue” to solve the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war. In an appearance with...
  • MacNeil/Lehrer Productions Teams Up With Al-Monitor For Middle East Web Specials

    MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and Washington-based website Al-Monitor.com have teamed-up to produce a series of Web video specials on Middle East politics titled Trendlines to be streamed on the PBS NewsHour webiste and on Al-Monitor as well as affiliated...
  • Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs

    Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria — A plan to provide humanitarian aid to besieged residents in the Syrian city of Homs was extended Monday for three days, the United Nations announced, as a new round of Syrian peace talks began. The U.N. said the fresh cease-...
  • In Homs, Syria, some decry U.N. aid effort as benefiting 'terrorists'

    In Homs, Syria, some decry U.N. aid effort as benefiting 'terrorists'
    HOMS, Syria — The international community is lauding a United Nations-brokered deal to provide relief to Homs' long-blockaded Old City, but the aid plan is far from universally welcome in this battle-scarred and profoundly divided city. The relief...
  • Obama Wields Magic Words, Numbers

    Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy, and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying...
  • Syria aid convoy bound for Homs comes under attack

    Syria aid convoy bound for Homs comes under attack
    TARTUS, Syria -- In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday was met with gunfire and shelling, breaking a cease-fire. The...
  • 83 dazed Syrians evacuated from Homs' besieged Old City

    83 dazed Syrians evacuated from Homs' besieged Old City
    HOMS, Syria — They were stuck in their apartments for long stretches, hustling for whatever food was available. Sniper fire and shelling were constant. There was only occasional cellphone contact with the outside world. Running water and electricity...
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...
  • Syria peace conference negotiators arrive in Switzerland

    Syria peace conference negotiators arrive in Switzerland
    MONTREUX, Switzerland – This fashionable lakeside city, known for its annual jazz festival, chic shops and tranquil alpine vistas, was abuzz Tuesday with eleventh-hour preparations for a long-anticipated international gathering aimed at halting...
  • The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option

     The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option
    Expectations are understandably low for an international peace conference on Syria that opens Wednesday in Switzerland. It isn't just that the meeting almost didn't happen because of a dispute over whether representatives of Iran would attend. There's...
  • Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric

    Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric
    MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....