| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:18 PM
BEIRUT – Bowing to intense pressure from Washington and its allies, the United Nations on Monday rescinded its invitation to Iran to participate in a long-awaited Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:01 AM
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....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Syria has delivered less than 5% of its deadliest chemical weapons agents to international authorities a week before a deadline to surrender the entire cache, officials said Wednesday.
The government of President Bashar Assad, which...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:02 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy.
In a statement...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war.
After almost a week of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid growing U.S. fear that the Syrian civil war is now a magnet for extremist groups, the Obama administration on Thursday accused President Bashar Assad's government of stalling on the destruction of its most dangerous chemical agents...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials have grumbled for months about what they see as world leaders’ faux outrage over revelations of U.S. spying.
Countries spy on one another, President Obama has said. The U.S. is a target as well as a...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:37 PM
BEIRUT — The chief United Nations official at the Syrian peace talks apologized Saturday to the people of the embattled nation after a second round of negotiations ended without any progress toward resolving the almost three-year conflict.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:36 PM
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama is weighing a "wide range of policy tools and options" for stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end his government's attacks on civilians and rebel forces, a senior White House official...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
BEIRUT — The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring...