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Syrian president Bashar Assad, right, meets with Iranian defense minister Mostafa Najjar in Damascus on Sunday March 11, 2007. Assad discussed with Najjar relations between the Syrian and Iranian armies, Syrian official news agency SANA reported.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets in Damascus on Sunday with Hamas\' political leader Khaled Mashaal.
The “Grand Old Peace” party is still just the same ol’ Grand Old Publicity party.
U.S. Sen. John McCain faced a tough crowd largely opposed to military action in Syria during a town hall meeting Thursday in Phoenix.
DAMASCUS, Syria - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syria's leader Wednesday despite White House objections, saying she pressed President Bashar Assad over his country's support for militant groups and passed him a peace message from Israel.
Who do we believe, Russia and their 100 page report blaming the Rebels, or our government blaming Bashar al-Assad for gassing the Syrian people? The same government that after a year of investigation into the murders of Americans in Benghazi, can only produce to Congress a YouTube video as evidence.
If you thought House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Syria sent the wrong message to the Mideast, calling a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to draw attention to the trip is probably not the way to go.
March 9, 2005
If you’re like me, you have some real doubts about increasing our involvement in Syria by responding to that country’s use of deadly gas attacks.
The U.N. Security Council, usually noted for dissension and timidity, acted with rare unanimity and toughness in voting 15-0 to demand that Syria cooperate "fully and unconditionally" with a U.N. inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, an increasingly outspoken opponent of Syria's occupation of his country.
President Obama’s decision to defer to Congress the decision about whether to slap around Syria was a pure political masterstroke.
TOBYHANNA, Pa. - President Bush forcefully attacked critics of the war in Iraq on Friday, accusing them of trying to rewrite history and saying they are undercutting American forces on the front lines.
Surely when Hammurabi, who in the 18th century B.C. ruled what is now Iraq, drew up his epic legal code, somewhere in there was the law of unintended consequences. Consider the new allies we are trying to enlist in the war on terror.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani arrived in Tehran on Monday amid increasing calls for Washington to enlist Iran's help in calming the escalating violence in neighboring Iraq.
The recent diatribe by Tom Patterson (Tribune, “Deferring Syria decision to Congress pure political masterstroke for the president”; Sept. 8) concerning recent events in Syria is typical of the arrogant, duplicitous, attitude exhibited by him and his ilk toward any plans by the president.
“I’m all for saving lives. How many lives will be lost in Syria if we do nothing, and how many lives will be lost if pre-existing conditions and insurance caps come back? We must be sure our cruise missiles are pointed in the right direction. A chemical weapon death is sure an swift, while a pre-existing condition death is slow and agonizing.”
Poor Jimmy Carter. Such wonderful intentions. Such ghastly naivete.
CAIRO, Egypt - Vice President Dick Cheney met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday for talks on the political process in Iraq and the West's standoffs with Syria and Iran.
Early in President’s Obama’s presidency some critiques of the president were claiming he was traveling around the world on what they called an “apology tour,” but nothing can be farther from the truth. Looking back, yes, President Obama seemed to be uneasy when meeting some world leaders, but no one can deny the fact that his presidency has taken on our foes with a precise and deadly intensity.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - U.N. investigators pressed the Syrian government to let them question the president and foreign minister about the assassination of a former Lebanese leader, a spokeswoman for the inquiry said Monday.
LONDON -- Saddam Hussein remains in Iraq and is moving around the country, the leader of a U.S.-backed Iraqi opposition group said in an interview broadcast Monday.
Does “GOP” now stand for the “Grand Old Peace” party? You’d think so if you listen to many Republican conservative talkers, pundits, and nervous politicians holding their fingers up to the wind, then holding up a certain finger to the White House.
DAMASCUS, Syria - A car packed with explosives detonated on a crowded residential street Saturday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others, state-run television reported.
In 1976, when Syrian troops entered Lebanon, there may have been some justification for their presence in trying to end a nasty civil war that ultimately wrecked that once-thriving, agreeably cosmopolitan commercial center of the Mideast.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Secretary of State Colin Powell said Saturday that Syria has begun forcing groups the Bush administration considers terrorist organizations to close their offices in Damascus, but more is expected.