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Clinton reaffirms Washington wants Assad to go

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed the apparent cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition forces, but said a pause in hostilities is only a first step, and that Syrian President Bashar must withdraw troops from cities and accept … Continue reading

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G-8 nations warn on Syria, Iran, North Korea

By: Matthew Lee WASHINGTON — At a critical time in international diplomacy, the world’s leading industrialized democracies on Thursday demanded that Syria comply with all portions of a U.N.-backed plan to end more than a year of deadly violence and … Continue reading

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U.S. discusses possible buffer zone for Syria

By: Elise Labott With the Syria deal in jeopardy and questions as to whether Syria will truly cease its military operations, particularly after Syrian troops fired across the border into Turkey, discussions within the Obama administration about creating a Syria-Turkey border “buffer … Continue reading

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US doubtful on credibility of Syria ceasefire

By: Michelle Nichols US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said on Wednesday Syria’s new pledge – made by Syria in a letter to Kofi Annan - to halt all fighting by dawn on Thursday holds ‘little if any credibility.’ The United States said … Continue reading

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Saudi, U.S. defense chiefs focus on Syria crisis at meeting in Washington

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz held talks at the Pentagon on Wednesday that focused mainly on the crisis in Syria, as the Saudi Arabia and the United States both affirmed their “strong and enduring” partnership. The meeting … Continue reading

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Syria is battleground for Russia and US

By: Osama Al Sharif Under Putin, Moscow’s objections to foreign interventions in the Middle East will grow. A Sunni-Shiite standoff in the region will complicate issues. The winds of a second Cold War are blowing across the Middle East, more … Continue reading

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U.S. intervention in Syria a question of when, not if

By: Doyle McManus The interventionist liberals of the Obama administration were a doleful bunch last week. It was the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo, when a Bosnian Serb army battered a city full of civilians with artillery while … Continue reading

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U.S. says no evidence so far of Syrian army pullback

The White House said on Tuesday there was no evidence so far of a promised Syrian army pullback and the United States would work with international partners on “next steps” if Damascus failed to meet its commitments under a U.N.-sponsored … Continue reading

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Why Syria should matter to Americans

By: Ashley Fantz In between taking care of their families, working and trying to keep up with everyday life, many Americans have caught at least a couple stories about Syria. Many probably know that clashes between government forces and protesters … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘outraged’ by reports of Syrian attacks on refugees across border

The United States said Monday it was “absolutely outraged” by Syria’s apparent attack on a refugee camp on the Turkish side of the border. “We strongly condemn any attack by the Syrian regime on refugees in bordering countries. We are … Continue reading

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