Syria’s inclusion on a United Nations human rights committee meeting this week has sparked outrage from observers who argue that it is hypocritical to welcome a regime that has murdered thousands of its own citizens.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was close to a draft peace agreement with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad two years ago by which Israel would withdraw completely from the Golan Heights and Syria would sever its alliance with Iran, according to the daily Haaretz.
An ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has launched a “countdown to an attack on Israel” following the Jewish state’s launching of an operation to destroy weapons in Syria last month.
Besieged Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has spent the past two years brutally slaughtering tens of thousands of his own people—but apparently he has not been too busy for romance. The Hezbollah-linked Al Akhbar newspaper reports that Assad’s wife, 37-year-old Asma, has a baby on the way.
The White House on Thursday again evaded direct questions about whether chemical weapons were deployed in Syria.
Two senior Senators criticized the Obama administration late Thursday for failing to present Iran with a credible U.S. military threat as Tehran inches toward building a nuclear weapon.
United States Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford warned that Islamic radicals are rising as the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad crumbles.
Lawmakers said it is time for American to “confront Iran” and tell them to act in a more responsible manner during a discussion on foreign policy Tuesday.
President Barack Obama’s administration has continued to turn its back on Syrian opposition fighters, refusing to provide not only critical weaponry but also direct humanitarian aid to those fighting a bloody battle against embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to an opposition leader who just returned from the battle’s front lines.