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U.S. sends troops to Jordan to monitor Syrian chemical weapons sites

The United States deployed troops to Jordan to help monitor Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and determine what efforts to take if violence spreads to neighboring nations, the U.S. defense chief said. The announcement follows recent news that President Bashar … Continue reading

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US troops operating in Jordan near Syria border

By: Richard Spencer The 150 troops are intended in the first instance to help Jordan, a key but fragile US ally, deal with the influx of refugees from the fighting across the northern border. They are also preparing for any … Continue reading

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UN-sponsored group in Syria included Assad kin cited as corrupt by US, documents show

In May 2011, as Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was moving to crush a growing tide of anti-government demonstrators, the United Nations was extolling a group of Syrian companies, including one owned by Assad’s cousin, for their admirable adherence to ethical … Continue reading

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Opposition: No Syrian is willing to talk with the ‘killers’ in the government

A Syrian opposition spokesman lambasted the government’s call for dialogue Tuesday, marking yet another stalemate in the country’s 19-month deadly conflict. “No Syrian is willing to sit down with any of these killers in the Syrian government who have been … Continue reading

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US Aims to Rally Syrian Opposition with New Aid

By: Matthew Lee NEW YORK — The Obama administration moved Friday to rally Syria’s opposition with pledges of $45 million in new non-lethal and humanitarian assistance as the administration and other world leaders lamented the failure of diplomatic efforts to … Continue reading

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‘Bloodiest day’ of Syria conflict hangs over UN meet

DAMASCUS, Syria — More than 305 people were killed in the bloodiest day of Syria’s 18-month revolt, a rights group said on Thursday, as Washington urged action from the “paralysed” UN Security Council. The UN refugee agency, meanwhile, warned that … Continue reading

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No time for U.S. to back off Syria

By: Trudy Rubin The talk in Washington is that recent Mideast violence will cement President Barack Obama’s reluctance to intervene militarily in Syria. After all, the demonstrations in Libya and Egypt, etc., were orchestrated by radical Islamists — empowered by … Continue reading

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Nations mull tougher sanctions on Syria

World powers intent on regime change in Syria met to discuss sanctions on Bashar al-Assad’s government Thursday. The meeting comes amid daily violence, including the kidnapping of a religious endowments director in the flashpoint Syrian province of Daraa, the birthplace … Continue reading

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A Coup for America

By: Zalmay Khalilzad As the unrest in Libya and Egypt over the past two weeks demonstrates, extremist forces can benefit from instability in the wake of political transitions. In that respect, the Obama administration’s Syria policy risks the worst possible … Continue reading

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Sanctions reach only so far in Syria

By: Louise Osborne It has been just over a year since the United States and Europe announced sanctions against the regime of Bashar Assad to end the violence in Syria. Yet Assad remains in power, and the killings have not … Continue reading

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