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Romney Calls for Action, but His Party Is Divided

The massacre of more than 100 civilians, many of them children, in Syria over the weekend has presented Mitt Romney with a new opportunity to sound a familiar theme: that President Obama’s foreign policy is feckless and lacking in courage. … Continue reading

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Following massacre, White House maintains opposition to US military action in Syria

The White House says it remains opposed to military action in Syria, reasoning that would only lead to more carnage. Spokesman Jay Carney says the Obama administration will continue offering non-lethal assistance to the Syrian people. Following a gruesome weekend … Continue reading

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Editorial: Peter Goodspeed: Syria is walking all over the UN

By: Peter Goodspeed The massacre of the children of Houla and their families has deepened the sense of crisis in Syria, but the United Nations is unlikely to do anything about it. Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus … Continue reading

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Video: Should the U.S. take action against Syria?

The violence in Syria has become an issue in the presidential campaign. Romney says the U.S. ought to take steps to arm the Syrian opposition, while President Obama has refused to do that so far. Bob Orr looks into what … Continue reading

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Houla massacre: US military warns Syria as pressure builds on Obama

By: Chris McGreal The US’s top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by tanks and artillery in Houla. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the … Continue reading

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McCain Says Obama’s Syria Policy ‘Abandons American Leadership’

By: Beth Reinhard Arizona Sen. John McCain on Sunday called the Obama administration’s approach to the violence in Syria, “a feckless foreign policy that abandons American leadership.’’ More than 90 people, including about 30 children, were killed when Syrian tanks shelled … Continue reading

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Romney Faults Obama After Syria Crackdown

Mitt Romney on Sunday faulted the Obama administration for its policy on Syria in the wake of a brutal crackdown in the city of Haoula that killed scores of civilians, saying the president has failed to be assertive enough in confronting the Assad … Continue reading

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New Obama plan for Syria hinges on Russian support

By: Helene Cooper and Mark Landler WASHINGTON – In a new effort to halt more than a year of bloodshed in Syria, President Barack Obama will try to broker the departure of President Bashar Assad under a proposal modeled on … Continue reading

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U.S. Hopes Assad Can Be Eased Out With Russia’s Aid

By: Helene Cooper and Mark Landler WASHINGTON — In a new effort to halt more than a year of bloodshed in Syria, President Obama will push for the departure of President Bashar al-Assad under a proposal modeled on the transition in another strife-torn … Continue reading

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Iran, Syria on agenda for G-8 and NATO

US President Barack Obama and leaders of other major industrial powers stepped outside discussions of European economic woes and Afghanistan that will dominate a long weekend of summitry for a look Friday at options to solidify world resolve against development … Continue reading

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