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'Brave' Syrian women answer call to make their voices heard in Washington
Ahed Festuk stood outside the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Dick Durbin , D- Ill., waiting for an aide to come and collect her. With her long blond hair, black jeans and flowered scarf, she looked very much like any other millennial living in her adopted home of Brooklyn, New York. But Festuk
French intelligence says Syria behind the deadly sarin gas attack
A sarin nerve gas attack on a town in northern Syria bears the “signature” of President Bashar al-Assad , French officials said Wednesday. Forces loyal to Assad carried out the deadly April 4 attack, which could only have been ordered by the Syrian President and a few influential members of his
Foreign policy moments that mattered in Trump's first 100 days
Just shy of his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump -- the first U.S. president with no political, military, or foreign policy experience -- has shaken up the globe, surprising allies with his demands, adversaries with his military action, and maybe even himself with his new power. “I never
'Why we are here': Syrian refugees lead tours of Berlin to share their stories
An estimated 1 million refugees came to Germany in 2015 alone, nearly half of them hailing from war-torn Syria. Thousands of Syrian newcomers seeking asylum in Germany have since settled in the nation's capital of Berlin, a city that itself has a recent history marked by political division and war.
US sanctions 271 Syrian government workers after chemical attack
The U.S. Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency that the United States believes is responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country earlier this month. The 271 employees of Syria’s
Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons
Syria still has up to 3 tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar al-Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.
Suicide bomb in Syria leaves more than 120 dead
ABC News' Terry Moran reports on the devastation caused by a suicide bombing that killed more than 120 people near a convoy of buses with aid workers and children set to leave war-torn Syria.
Melissa McCarthy returns to 'Saturday Night Live' as Sean Spicer, Alec Baldwin reprises Donald Trump
Both Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy returned to " Saturday Night Live " this weekend to reprise their roles as President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sean Spicer . In one sketch, McCarthy's easily agitated Spicer holds one of his infamous press briefings dressed as the Easter
Thousands bused out in mass evacuation of 4 besieged Syrian towns
A total of 10,000 people, from the four towns of Madaya, Zabadani, Fuaa and Kefraya, boarded buses to start the hours-long journey away from their hometowns, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Propaganda casting doubt on chemical weapons attack gained traction in US
Within hours of U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base, #SyriaHoax was trending on Twitter.