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State Dept. employees: More action in Syria

Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates U.S. military action to pressure Syria's government into accepting a cease-fire and...

Drone strikes up, oversight down

Putting the U.S. military in charge of drone strikes in Iraq and Syria has effectively reduced congressional scrutiny of those sensitive operations, leaving some...

Kerry says cease fire possible in Syria

A ceasefire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday as...

Paris attacks increase opposition to Syrian refugees

The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on...

Obama crossed his own line in Syria

Even as President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops back to Iraq and ordered the military to stay in Afghanistan, he insisted Syria would remain...

Obama shifts strategy to fight ISIL in Syria

The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground...

U.S. set to accept 185,000 refugees

Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the...

Another American beheaded in Syria

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, a former soldier who tried to help wounded Syrians caught...

Kerry says aid to Kurds is necessary, moral

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists...

Kobali key in the battle with Islamic extremists

Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more...