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  • Shadows of Syrians are reflected on a giant poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally in support of the leader in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    EDITORIAL: Assad the war criminal

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Syrian strongman Bashar Assad might be a war criminal. The question is how many more civilians he has to kill to convince her.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Obama's Islamist agenda

    Radical Islam is on the march. It is being aided and abetted by the Obama administration. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently warned at a conference in Tunisia that the Arab Spring is backsliding. The democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa is not working out as Mrs. Clinton and President Obama had hoped.

  • Flames rise from a house in the Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs province after Syrian government shelling. A photojournalist and a war correspondent were killed last week as Syrian forces intensely shelled Homs. (Associated Press)

    Trapped Spanish reporter escapes from Syria

    A Spanish journalist who was trapped in Homs escaped to Lebanon on Wednesday, as the government threatened a new offensive to "cleanse" a rebel-held neighborhood of the besieged Syrian city.

  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)

    Russia upgrades radar station in Syria to aid Iran

    Russia has upgraded a surveillance station it maintains in Syrian territory in order to provide Iran early warning of an Israeli attack, according to the Israeli security-related blog Debkafile.

  • Residents stand by their house, which was destroyed in clashes between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar Assad's forces, in Sarmin, Syria, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Syria vows to 'cleanse' rebel-held parts of Homs

    Syrian troops advanced Wednesday on a key rebel-held neighborhood in Homs, and an official vowed it would be "cleansed," raising fears of a ground operation to retake all of the central city, which has become a symbol of the uprising to oust President Bashar Assad.

  • Free Syrian Army soldiers gather Feb. 28, 2012, outside a house destroyed in fighting against President Assad's forces in Sarmin, north Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syrian troops move to retake rebel-held district

    Syrian troops advanced Wednesday on a key rebel-held area in the central city of Homs, where three Western journalists are among 100,000 residents trapped by a government assault that has raged for weeks. The forces appeared to be starting a ground operation to retake the area that has become a symbol of the uprising to oust President Bashar Assad.

  • Fayssal al-Hamwi, Syria's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, delivers Feb. 28, 2012, his statement to the debate on Syria during the 19th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

    U.S. slams Syria over U.N. rights meeting walkout

    The United States criticized Syria's envoy for storming out of an emergency U.N. meeting on the crisis in his country Tuesday, saying the walkout and a fiery speech that preceded it demonstrated the "delusional" nature of President Bashar Assad's regime.

  • Paul Conroy of the Sunday Times lays wounded last week in a makeshift clinic in Homs, Syria. Activist groups say Mr. Conroy has been smuggled to safety in neighboring Lebanon by Syrian rebels. (Shaam News Network via Associated Press)

    Journalist smuggled out of Syria

    Syrian rebels smuggled a wounded British journalist out of the besieged central city of Homs on Tuesday and whisked him to safety in neighboring Lebanon, activist groups said.

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter runs as Syrian government troops advance toward the town of Sarmin, in northern Syria, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Wounded British journalist escapes from Syria

    Syrian rebels spirited a British photographer who had been trapped in the opposition stronghold of Homs out of the country Tuesday after he was trapped for days under fierce government shelling that killed 13 of those trying to save him, an activist group said.

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