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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Dictator Jokes He Should Have Won Nobel Peace Prize

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is heading a brutal crackdown against protesters, said he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

10/15/2013

U.N. officials say approximately 5,000 people a month are being killed in Syria and the flight of refugees is the worst since the 1994 Rwanda genocide. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Rebels Reject Russia’s Chemical Weapon Proposal

An umbrella opposition group fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected Russia’s proposal which would see the regime hand over control of the chemical weapons.

09/12/2013

File photo of Donald Rumsfeld. (credit: Getty Images)

Rumsfeld: Either Oust Assad Or Stay Out Of Syria

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama should either oust Syrian President Bashar Assad or not bother getting involved in the civil-war torn Middle Eastern nation, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a Michigan […]

09/03/2013

Following strained relationships between right-leaning Netanyahu – who formed a close relationship with Republican Mitt Romney during his losing campaign against Obama last year – Rabinovich stressed that Obama’s goals for this trip were about repairing the past and looking forward to the future. (Photo: JNS.org)

Former Israeli Ambassador: President’s Israel Visit ‘To Correct The Wrong Of Obama’s First-Term Relationship’

In a trip to renew a close relationship with the Israeli leadership and public, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Itamar Rabinovich called President Obama’s Middle East visit a “success,” setting the stage for future negotiations.

03/22/2013

The annual non-government organization, Freedom House, found that democratic rights declined for the sixth(Photo credit  DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: Democracy Declines Worldwide For 7th Consecutive Year

Democracy declined across the globe in 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year of democratic government’s decline.

01/22/2013

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