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A man walks amid debris following an air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.


Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov ahead of Syrian peace talks in Switzerland. (GARY CAMERON/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Says Assad Has Lost ‘Legitimacy’ To Govern Syria

At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.


A rebel fighter takes aim at pro-regime forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: MAHER HASROOMY/AFP/Getty Images)

US Officials: White House Exploring Use Of Gov’t-Owned Ship To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons In International Waters

Destroying Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons on land would come with vexing diplomatic and security problems as well as environmental issues.


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America's Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked "from outside," in an apparent warning to Iran.  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Iran Not Getting A Nuclear Weapon ‘A Promise By The President Of The US’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America’s Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked “from outside,” in an apparent warning to Iran.


File photo of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Poll: 50 Percent of Americans View Russia Negatively for First Time in 15 Years

The results of a recent poll suggest that the majority of Americans, for the first time in 15 years, view Russia in a negative light.


Vice President Joe Biden greets a small crowd backstage prior to speaking at the 36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry on Sept. 15, 2013 in Indianola, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Biden Downplays Administration’s Pledge To Use Military Force In Syria

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry smile on Sept.13, 2013 as they arrive at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva for high-stakes talks on Syria's chemical weapons. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry To Lavrov: ‘You Want Me To Take Your Word For It?’

The level of distrust between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was on full display in Geneva Friday.


File photo of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad: Threat of U.S. Strike Not Reason for Surrendering Chemical Weapons

Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government’s plan to turn its chemical weapons over to Russia is not in fear of a military strike from the United States.


Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the "Exempt America from Obamacare" rally, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Paul: ‘Obama Now Asks Us to Be Allies With Al Qaeda’

Republican Sen. Rand Paul warned that President Barack Obama is asking the United States to become allies with the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Teacher on Obama Speech: ‘We Can’t Take Care of North America As A Continent’

As President Barack Obama made the case Tuesday night for possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, he addressed a public hardened by the lessons of past wars, murky on the details of the current crisis and fearful of what another conflict abroad would mean for America.