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Latest Syria Items
Through his attorney and on his own, Basit Sheikh told a federal judge the following things Thursday: He wants to represent himself on charges he tried to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group. He wants his family to hire another attorney. And he will leave the country voluntarily if the government drops the charges.
Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold - a fight that has effectively erased the border between the two countries and underlined how Lebanon is being sucked into the civil war next door.
The State Department revealed Wednesday that even as the Obama administration was engaging in direct and very high-stakes nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials for months have been secretly collaborating with Israeli intelligence to track an illicit Iranian weapons shipment bound for Palestine.
The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday the government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that March will be critical if the country is to totally eliminate its stockpiles by the June 30 deadline.
The current administration does not have a faulty foreign policy; it has no foreign policy, period.
An ultimatum allegedly from a jihadist group has demanded that Syrian Christians live as "dhimmis," low-status subjects who must pay protection money and obey strict restrictions on their religious practice.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says two men claiming to be fighting in Syria are gang members who were deported.
Syrian government troops are tightening their grip on the last rebel stronghold near the border with Lebanon a day after taking control of a key village in the area, a field commander told reporters on Tuesday.
The Dutch diplomat leading an international mission to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program says the pace of removing chemicals from the civil war-torn country is picking up and an end-of-June deadline for total destruction of the program is still achievable.