Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel, monitors report

Aug 28, 2014

Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel, monitors report

Al-Qaida's Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday. The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured ...

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Hillary Clinton faults Obama 'stupid stuff' foreign policy

Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking on President Barack Obama with the same issue he used against her in the 2008 Democratic primary: foreign policy vision. Obama lacks a specific doctrine, according to an Atlantic magazine interview with Clinton, the unannounced presidential candidate who is leading ...

Tortured Syrian activist's hopes tempered by the reality of war

Jan 23, 2014

Tortured Syrian activist's hopes tempered by the reality of war

Despite 15 months of torture and ill treatment in Syria's notorious prisons, Ola, a young activist, grudgingly supports holding peace talks with the regime that jailed her. The 23-year-old, with pale skin, short hair and a wandering gaze that betrays her trauma, emerged from detention ...

Assad expects to run again, rejects power deal, mocks opposition

Jan 20, 2014

Assad expects to run again, rejects power deal, mocks opposition

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said there is a "significant" chance he will seek a new term and ruled out sharing power with the opposition seeking his ouster, in an exclusive interview before the Geneva II peace talks. Speaking on Sunday at his presidential palace in ...