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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on  June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corker: ‘I Do Think Action Is Going To Occur’ Militarily Against Syria

The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a “surgical” U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

08/26/2013

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)

Syria Agrees To UN Probe Of Purported Attacks

Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media said.

08/25/2013

A general view taken in the Christian town of Marmarita shows Syria's 12th century Krak des Chevaliers castle (background) in the Homs region, about 200 kms northwest of the capital Damascus, on Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Deeply Concerned’ Of Reported Syrian Chemical Attack That Killed 1,300

The White House says it is “deeply concerned” of reports that the Syrian government killed as many as 1,300 people with the use of chemical weapons near Damascus.

08/21/2013

The crisis in Syria and Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry, Hagel To Meet Their Russian Counterparts Amid Tense Relations

The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.

08/06/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said "the case gets stronger by the day" for a military attack. (credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Obama Policy Team ‘Trying To Rein In’ Kerry After Issuing Several Pledges To Allies, Rivals

In four months as secretary of state, John Kerry has certainly promised great things. Now he has to deliver.

06/23/2013

A picture shows destruction in Sbeneh, south of the Syrian capital Damascus, on June 16, 2013. (credit: WARD AL-KESWANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas Urges Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From Syria

The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday urged Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia to withdraw its fighters from Syria and accused it of stoking sectarian tensions, leveling unprecedented public criticism against a former ally.

06/17/2013

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joseph Biden and law enforcement and elected officials to discuss gun safety on Feb. 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Dem Senator Reminds Obama That Syria Has Crossed ‘Red Line’

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania on Thursday urged strong action in Syria now that the White House has said it has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against opposition forces.

06/14/2013

Senator John McCain speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on the shores of the Dead Sea on May 25, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain Praises ‘Brave Fighters’ Battling Assad’s Syrian Forces

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday praised the “brave fighters” battling the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and renewed his call for the Obama administration to move aggressively militarily to aid the opposition.

05/29/2013

An Israeli soldier walks next to Merkava tanks in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on May 22, 2013. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Air Force Chief Warns Syrian Tension Could Escalate Into ‘Surprise War’

Israel’s air force chief warned Wednesday that tensions with Syria could escalate into a “surprise war” and that Israel needs to be ready.

05/22/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't engage in peace talks in good faith. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images).

Kerry: US Prepared To Help Syrian Rebels ‘Fight For The Freedom Of Their Country’

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria’s opposition to help them “fight for the freedom of their country” if President Bashar Assad’s regime doesn’t engage in peace talks in good faith.

05/22/2013

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