By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria's Bashar Assad to stop his mass killing and step down?
The Arab League has sweetened a peace-making deal with Israel, putting the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reignite talks with coalition members who have more moderate views on Palestinian relations.
The president of the internationally backed Syrian National Coalition resigned Sunday, the latest victim of infighting between factions of the opposition fighting Syria's discredited and embattled strongman Bashar Assad.
In a symbolic blow to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, senior Arab diplomats said Sunday that they will transfer Syria's seat in their main regional group to opposition forces.
Lebanon says Syria should get its seat back on the Arab League, even though President Bashar Assad hasn't fulfilled his promise to stop violence.
As Secretary of State John F. Kerry met in Berlin with his Russian counterpart, American and European officials said Tuesday that the Obama administration is close to deciding whether to provide direct assistance to rebel forces in Syria.
One of the more delicate moments of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's diplomatic tour of Europe and the Middle East this week is likely to occur when he sits down Tuesday with longtime Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The stakes are high, not just for the United States, but for the Middle East, where Syria's strife has spilled over into neighboring countries and even prompted an Israeli airstrike Wednesday.
The danger of Syria's 22-month-old civil war embroiling its neighborhood became even more evident on Wednesday with confirmation that Israel conducted an airstrike on a military target inside its war-torn neighbor.
Russia said Monday it is sending two planes to Lebanon to start evacuating its citizens from Syria, the strongest sign yet that President Bashar Assad's most important international ally has serious doubts about his ability to cling to power.
International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed little hope for a political solution for Syria anytime soon after meeting Friday with senior Russian and U.S. diplomats trying to bring an end to the civil war, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
The Palestinian self-rule government is close to being "completely incapacitated," largely because Arab countries haven't delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in promised aid, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said in an interview Sunday.
The international envoy to Syria warned Sunday that as many as 100,000 people could die in the next year if a way cannot be found quickly to end the country's civil war.
The international envoy to Syria warned Sunday that as many as 100,000 could die in the next year if a way cannot be found quickly to end the country's civil war.
The international envoy to Syria said after talks Monday with the country's leader that the situation is "worrying" and gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution for the civil war.