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  • Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'

    The Jordanian government expelled Syria's ambassador on Monday for statements critical of the kingdom's support of Syrian rebels. Jordan's state news agency, Petra News, reported that the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sabaah Al-Rafi'i, sent a...
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  • Syrian militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria

    Syrian militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria
    An American citizen linked to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Syria carried out a suicide bombing Sunday, the militants said in a statement, adding to fears that Americans might be joining the ranks of the extremists there in increasing numbers. The...
  • Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war

    Commander's death in Syria points to Iranian role in civil war
    A prominent Iranian military figure has been killed while fighting in Syria, according to both Syrian opposition and Iranian government sources, adding to mounting evidence of Tehran's military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Abdollah...
  • Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles

    Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Video has surfaced that appears to show antitank guided missiles in the hands of a rebel faction operating in southern Syria, the latest indication that sophisticated U.S. weaponry is making its way to antigovernment fighters in Syria....
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad to run for reelection

    Syrian President Bashar Assad to run for reelection
    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday he would seek reelection in balloting scheduled for June, the government announced, confirming a decision that had been widely expected. Official state media reported that Syrians “took out to the streets&...
  • Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
  • Syrian officials, rebels reach deal to restore electricity to Aleppo

    The Syrian government and rebels struck a rare agreement Monday to restore electricity in Aleppo province, cut off by the opposition for more than a week, in exchange for a cessation of airstrikes by the military. Several rebel groups severed the...
  • Obama argues against use of force to solve global conflicts

    Obama argues against use of force to solve global conflicts
    On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security? The president, who rode into office on a...
  • Obama defends his foreign policy doctrine

    WASHINGTON -- Why President Obama was off in the Asian Pacific while Russia was stirring up trouble in eastern Ukraine has caused critics to question his foreign policy priorities, not to mention his resolve. At one point he was asked what was "the...
  • Car bomb, mortar rounds kill at least 50 people in Syria

    Car bomb, mortar rounds kill at least 50 people in Syria
    At least 50 people were killed and scores injured Tuesday in Syria during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and the central city of Homs, the state media and a pro-opposition monitor reported. The...
  • Sectarian strife rises as Iraq election approaches

    Iraq’s worst surge in sectarian violence since 2008, fueled by protracted political disputes, makes the first parliamentary election since the U.S.-led occupation anything but promising.      Over the last year, Islamic militants have targeted...