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US, Syrian Kurds meet to streamline opposition to Assad

WASHINGTON — Top US officials are meeting in Washington this week with Syrian Kurdish leaders in a bid to build a “more cohesive opposition” to President Bashar al-Assad, the State Department said Tuesday. Robert Ford, the ambassador who left his … Continue reading

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JFK awards for 3 Iowa Supreme Court justices, US ambassador to Syria for ‘doing what’s right’

By: Rodrique Ngowi BOSTON – President John F. Kennedy’s only surviving child celebrated what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. Caroline … Continue reading

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Syria pulled back some forces but left others, U.S. official says

The Syrian government appears to have pulled some of its troops back as the deadline looms for a cease-fire, but elsewhere satellite photos show it has just moved armored vehicles to other towns or kept artillery within striking range, U.S. … Continue reading

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Syrian ambassador: American response ‘very stern’

DENVER — The U.S. Ambassador to Syria is reiterating the Obama administration’s approach to the conflict in Syria. Ambassador Robert Ford says the administration has been “very stern” toward Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military and security apparatus. On Friday, the … Continue reading

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U.S. ambassador says look for action, not words, from Syria

The U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, expressed skepticism on Tuesday about reports that Syria had accepted the peace plan of U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, saying it would be best to look for action, not words from Syrian President Bashar … Continue reading

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Video: Ambassador Robert Ford Speaks to a Congregation in Anaheim

Ambassador Robert Ford, the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, speaks to a group of up to 800 local Syrian Americans in Anaheim, California.

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Syrian regime under ‘greater stress’ now

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is under “greater stress” than it was just two months ago and it will eventually fall, senior US diplomats told a Senate panel on Thursday. “The Assad regime is under greater stress than it was … Continue reading

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Video: Ambassador Ford says satellite images proof of Syria government violence

U.S. ambassador Robert Ford spoke to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell about the government violence that’s being blamed on terrorists. He says that satellite images of Syria prove that the Assad regime is committing violence against civilians and residential areas. Source: NBC

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US Ambassador to Syria: Assad ‘Should Step Aside’

In one of his first interviews since leaving Syria after operations at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus were suspended because of the escalating violence, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said the Syrian government had not delivered on any of … Continue reading

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BREAKING: U.S. Closes embassy in Syria

By: Elise Labott The U.S. State Department shuttered its embassy in Syria and pulled out its remaining staff Monday after the government refused to address its security concerns, senior State Department officials tell CNN. The officials said 17 employees, including … Continue reading

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