Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.
BEIRUT (AP) — Foreign policy analysts say a major dilemma is emerging for the West as it deals with Syria — if President Bashar Assad is overthrown, there may not be an attractive alternative.
The Assad family has
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have blasted the Russian proposal on securing their country’s chemical weapons, saying that Bashar Assad’s government should instead be made to face an international court for last month’s attack near Damascus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they’ll find the money to fund the operation if needed.
But as the military continues
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria.
Chief among Obama’s missteps, they say, was underestimating
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is no fan of the idea of American exceptionalism. He suggests that God isn’t either.
In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Putin cites President Barack Obama’s address Tuesday
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is using an opinion piece in The New York Times to assert that it’s alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States.
BEIRUT (AP) — As diplomats try to negotiate an agreement to disarm Damascus of its chemical weapons, Syrian opposition forces are feeling let down and more divided than ever because of President Barack Obama’s decision to seek a
Key international players were moving on two diplomatic fronts Wednesday to try to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control, and a fresh effort appeared to be underway to get the government and opposition to peace talks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says American ships in the Mediterranean Sea remain ready to strike Syria if ordered, but impending budget cuts will make that kind of operation far more difficult in the coming
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A senior Syrian government official says his country’s acceptance of a Russian initiative to relinquish its chemical weapons is a sign of strength.
Cabinet minister Ali Haidar says that by agreeing to the proposal,
Stocks were trading mixed on Wall Street Wednesday, threatening to end the market’s longest winning streak since July, as investors waited to see if the confrontation with Syria can be resolved peacefully.
A big decline in Apple stock
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The question of whether the U.S. military becomes involved in Syria’s civil war weighs heavily on the minds of U.S. Syrians and other Arabs. But divisions among them have been building for a long
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the cause of rebels fighting Syria’s President Bashar Assad has been obscured in the rapid-fire military and diplomatic events following a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
McCain says, quote, “I feel
As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction.