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ANALYSIS: Trump administration unable or unwilling to stop new Syria bloodshed
In the hours since the United Nations Security Council voted Saturday to call for a ceasefire in Syria, the regime of Bashar al-Assad has continued to bomb the same rebel enclave of east Ghouta in the Damascus suburbs where horrific death and destruction caused the U.N. to act in the first place.
DHS lets protected Syrians stay in US another 18 months, newly-arrived Syrians shut out
The Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday night that it will extend humanitarian protected status for the some 6,900 Syrians in the U.S. that already have it, but won’t allow newly arrived Syrians to apply. DHS, which is responsible for deciding the fate of the program, said it was
Security expert's 'Warnings' on the future of national security
Former national security official and ABC News consultant Richard Clarke talks about terrorism and historic disasters in his new book.
Russia Warns US Not to Intervene in Syria , Threatens to Shoot Down Any Airstrike Attempts
Russia has warned the United States not to intervene militarily in Syria against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, threatening that it may shoot down any aircraft attempting to launch strikes. In a bluntly worded statement, a spokesman for Russia’s defense ministry warned that Russia and
Inside the Failed Syria Cease-Fire
The United States and Russia announced a Syria cease-fire deal Sept. 9. It officially took effect Sept. 12 and was supposed to be expanded on after an initial seven-day period. It collapsed on Monday, exactly a week after it started. How the Deal Fell Apart It was the moment of truth for the feeble
Witnesses of Assad's Chlorine Warfare in Syria Issue Emotional Plea for Help From Congress
In one of the more grim Congressional hearings this year, lawmakers Wednesday heard gruesome new evidence provided by aid workers showing the effects of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chlorine gas against civilians. It comes a day after Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters he was
Doubts Greet Kerry's Claim That Syrian Rebels Will Fight ISIS Instead of Assad
Secretary of State Says Rebels Will Take On ISIS First, Then Resume Fighting Assad
The Obamacare 'Six'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES AND THEN THERE WERE SIX: Capping off a trying week for the Obama administration, which has been forced to answer for the glitch-plagued roll-out of the new federal insurance marketplace, new documents reveal more striking news: Just six people ...
Senators Ask: What's the Strategy for Syria ?
At a Senate Foreign Relations hearing today, senators seemed to be losing patience with the administration’s stance on Syria, with both Republicans and Democrats saying that despite the administration officials’ claims that Assad must go and the bloodshed must end, there didn’t seem to be...
Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Fired for Meeting U.S. Diplomat
Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil met with U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford and appears to have now lost his job because the meeting was unauthorized by the Assad regime. A U.S. official confirms to ABC News that Jamil and Ford met on Saturday in Geneva...