A delegation of Syrian Christian leaders met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to lobby against aid to the Syrian opposition, drawing fire from critics who claim the group is part of a pro-Assad propaganda effort.
Say goodbye to the big stick. Say hello to the big chide.
Five months ago, you will recall, President Obama was preparing to launch military strikes against Bashar al-Assad. The strikes were averted when the Russians, seizing on a gaffe by Secretary of State John Kerry, proposed a deal in which Assad would give up his WMD if the United States did not bomb.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released a report Wednesday that said Iran will continue to support Palestinian groups, Shia militants, and the Syrian Army in 2014.
The Christian community in Syria will cease to exist if the country’s sectarian civil war does not end soon, Syrian Christian leaders said on Monday.
GENEVA (Reuters) – Syria’s first peace talks came close to collapsing before they began on Friday, with the opposition refusing to meet President Bashar al-Assad’s delegation and the government threatening to bring its team home.
Freedom in the world has declined in recent years despite a sweeping wave of democratization in the last few decades, according to a new report.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Syria’s main opposition body, the National Coalition, will not attend peace talks in Switzerland scheduled for this week unless the United Nations retracts its invitation to Iran by 1900 GMT (14:00 PM EST) on Monday, a senior coalition member said.
Late on Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surprised the National Coalition when he invited Iran to the conference, dubbed “Geneva 2″ and seen as the most serious international effort to end the near three-year conflict.