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Israeli soldiers patrol next to the border fence on May 7, 2013 on border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israel: Syria’s Assad Will ‘Bear The Consequences’ Of Further Escalation

Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.

05/21/2013

President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We Don’t Have Chain Of Custody That Establishes’ Who Used Chemical Weapons In Syria

President Obama revealed during a Tuesday morning press conference that his administration does not know all the facts on who used chemical weapons in Syria.

04/30/2013

A Syrian rebel crosses a street while trying to dodge sniper fire in the old city of Aleppo in northern Syria on March 11, 2013. (credit: JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Dem Calls On Obama Administration To Offer Lethal Aid For Syrian Rebels

The top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee is calling on the Obama administration to train and arm select elements of the Syrian opposition as well as provide humanitarian assistance as the deadly civil war marked an ignominious second anniversary on Friday.

03/16/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry listening during a joint press conference with his counterpart Saudi's Prince Saud al-Faisal at the press hall in the Saudi Foreign Ministry in Riyadh, on March 4, 2013. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘No Guarantee’ Weapons Given To Syrian Rebels Won’t Fall Into Wrong Hands

ecretary of State John Kerry warns there is “no guarantee” that weapons given to Syrian rebels won’t fall into the wrong hands.

03/04/2013

Syrian Vice President Faruq al-Shara meets with Sen. John Kerry in Damascus on Feb. 21, 2009. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Syrian ‘President Assad Has Been Very Generous With Me’

Sen. John Kerry has held up Syria as a country that could bring peace and stability to the Mideast and predicted that the now-disgraced government of President Bashar Assad would pursue a legitimate relationship with the United States. Those assertions are certain to draw scrutiny at Kerry’s confirmation hearing to be secretary of state as Assad’s brutal crackdown has plunged his country into civil war.

01/11/2013

Palestinian men react after an Israeli air strike on smuggling tunnels between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, on Nov. 21, 2012 in Rafah. (credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Hezbollah Staying On Sidelines During Israel-Hamas Conflict

While the death toll from the Israel-Gaza conflict has mounted, Hezbollah has offered quiet words of encouragement to the Palestinians, pledging support and calling on Arab states to send them weapons to fight Israel. But beyond that, the Lebanese militant group appears to be staying firmly on the sidelines.

11/21/2012

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., makes a statement to members of the press on the failure of the 'supercommittee' November 21, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry: US Should Not Use Military Intervention In Syria

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry says the violent crackdown by Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria shouldn’t be tolerated, but the United States and the international community must respond “in a responsible way.”

03/08/2012

Photo of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

McCain: It’s Time US Acted ‘On Behalf Of The People Being Slaughtered’ In Syria

Sen. John McCain says the United States should find ways to help the Syrian people under siege from President Bashar Assad, without putting American “boots on the ground.”

02/09/2012

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