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  • White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

    September 10, 2015 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told advisers he wants to let 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. in the coming budget year. The U.S. has accepted only about 1,500 Syrians since civil war broke out more than four years ago. White House spokesman Josh Earnest... more »
  • US declaring Syrian rebel group as terrorist body

    December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is declaring a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a terrorist organization. It's an effort to blunt the influence of extremists as the U.S. steps up cooperation with the Syrian opposition. The State Department's action blocks Jabhat al-Nusra's assets in the U.S.... more »
  • US expels top Syrian diplomat to protest massacre

    May 29, 2012 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is expelling Syria's most senior envoy in Washington, joining a host of other governments in kicking out Syrian diplomats to protest last week's gruesome massacre in which entire families, including children, were shot execution-style in their homes. The State Department said Tuesday that the charge... more »
  • Red Cross evacuates 7 from restive Syrian area

    February 24, 2012 2:31 PM

    BEIRUT- A Red Cross spokesman says the group has evacuated seven people from a besieged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs to a hospital elsewhere in the city. Hicham Hassan said Friday the seven were taken from the neighborhood of Baba Amr in southeast Homs to the al-Amin... more »

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