| May 5, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the main commercial street was busy. Shops were open, with customers strolling the aisles, and cars filled the streets. Only a few dozen stores were closed.
It wasn’t what activists had hoped for when they...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.
Libya, of course, was once the model...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
--First Corinthians, 14:8
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Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:40 AM
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.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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.
| May 3, 2014
To understand how President Obama feels about the frustrations of foreign policy in an uncooperative world, just look at his testy response to a question from a Fox News reporter last week.
Are critics wrong, the reporter asked, to say that America's...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:09 PM
An elementary school in the Syrian city of Aleppo was struck by a missile from a government jet Wednesday morning, killing at least 19 people, most of them children, opposition activists said.
Hundreds of students from various schools in the...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:47 PM
At least 40 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday when government forces dropped barrel bombs on a busy market, according to opposition activists.
The bombs, dropped in quick succession from several military helicopters, tore...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:31 AM
A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, state media reported Friday.
The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides in the country's civil war that have caused escalating...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:40 PM
A cease-fire accord has reportedly been struck that would bring the war-battered Old City of Homs back under government control by allowing the evacuation of hundreds of rebels, according to various reports Friday.
The deal, if it is implemented,...
| Mar 4, 2014
"Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...