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  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle in Belfast on Dec. 7, 2012. Clinton traveled to Northern Ireland to lend her support to the British province's fragile peace, the frailty of which was underlined by overnight rioting on the eve of her visit and the seizure of a bomb. (Associated Press)

    U.S. works with Russia on Syria, but wants Assad out

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the United States and Russia are committed to trying again to get President Bashar Assad's regime and the rebel opposition to talk about a political transition in Syria, setting aside a year and a half of U.S.-Russian disagreements that have paralyzed the international community.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (right) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the arrival ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vladivostok, Russia, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

    Clinton: Deep differences with Russia on Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday acknowledged deep differences with Russia over how to handle the crisis in Syria, saying she would continue to try to persuade Moscow to back increased international pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad, even if such a step is unlikely.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference in Moscow on Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    Russia accuses West of blackmail on Syria plans

    Russia on Monday accused the West of effectively trying to use blackmail to secure a new U.N. Security Council resolution that could allow for the use of force in Syria.

  • Free Syrian Army soldiers run for cover in Idlib province in northern Syria in this image taken by a citizen journalist on Friday, July 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network)

    Heavy clashes hit Syrian capital for second day

    Syrian rebels fired grenades at tanks and troops while regime armor shelled Damascus neighborhoods on Monday, sending terrified families fleeing the most sustained and widespread fighting in the capital since the start of the uprising 16 months ago.

  • Syrian opposition leader Michel Kilo (right) and other members of his delegation leave Russia's Foreign Ministry after a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Syrian opposition sees no change in Russia's stance

    The leader of a prominent Syrian opposition group said Wednesday after talks with Russia's foreign minister that he sees "no change" in Moscow's opposition to international intervention in Syria.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) welcomes a delegation headed by Abdulbaset Sieda (right), a leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC), in Moscow, on Wednesday. Afterward, Mr. Sieda said he saw "no change" in Moscow's stance. (Associated Press)

    Russia's support of Assad seen as prolonging suffering

    A prominent Syrian opposition leader said Wednesday that Russia's resistance to international intervention in the conflict was bringing misery and "suffering" to the violence-torn country.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks June 15, 2012, at a news conference in Moscow. (Associated Press)

    Russia denies discussing Syria's post-Assad future

    Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Moscow isn't discussing Syria's future without President Bashar Assad as Washington has claimed, in the latest volley in a contentious back-and-forth on how to end the bloody conflict.

  • A Syrian chants slogans during a protest against Syrian President Bashar Assad after prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria, on Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Both sides deny there's civil war in Syria

    Syrian troops stormed a rebel-held area on the Mediterranean coast Wednesday, driving out opposition fighters and retaking the Haffa region as world leaders debated the mounting violence there and mulled how to quell it.

  • Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (left) greets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she arrives for meetings at Rosenbad in Stockholm on Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Erik Martensson)

    Clinton steps up pressure on Russia over Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday pressed Russia to join international efforts for a political transition in Syria that would see President Bashar Assad driven from power, and she suggested greater flexibility could come from a previous recalcitrant Moscow.

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