Bashar al-Assad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi Monday for discussions with Emirati officials on the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and the Middle East peace process.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Visits UAE, Accuses Assad Of Stonewalling Syria Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi Monday for discussions with Emirati officials on the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and the Middle East peace process.

02/17/2014

Lebanese security forces respond to a car bomb that rocked central Beirut. (AFP/Getty Images)

Car Bomb Kills Politician, 4 Others In Lebanon

The powerful car bomb targeted prominent pro-Western government official, say Lebanese security forces.

12/28/2013

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

File photo of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McCain Accuses Putin Of Corruption In Opinion Piece

In an opinion piece for a Russian newspaper, Republican Sen. John McCain slammed President Vladimir Putin accusing him of corruption, repression and self-serving rule of the country.

09/19/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates, Panetta Question Obama’s Syria Strategy

President Barack Obama’s first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress’ approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

09/17/2013

Denouncing Russia's actions in Crimea as nothing more than a "land grab," Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow seeks to annex the Ukrainian territory. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden Visits Anti-War Democrats Amid ‘Sensitive’ Syria Situation

Vice President Joe Biden is heading into the belly of Democrats’ anti-war opposition, venturing into a politically influential heartland state for the first time since President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a possible military strike on Syria.

09/15/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators seek to prevent Tehran from being able to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In US Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons

Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation’s stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad controls.

09/13/2013

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

The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria's opposition as the rebels' top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad's regime. (Photo credit  DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Says He Could Support Syria Strike

Russia President Vladimir Putin said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if chemical weapons were used in Syria.

09/04/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: 5 Million Displaced Inside Syria

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a “drop in the sea” of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country.

09/02/2013

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