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Envoy Says U.S. Will 'Protect' Syrian Rebels when Time Comes

3 days ago

The United States will be ready to “protect” moderate Syrian rebels possibly with air power once they enter into combat, a top U.S. official said Monday.

Retired U.S. general John Allen, President Barack Obama’s envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group, insisted that


U.N. Delegation Meets Aleppo Governor on 'Freeze' Plan

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A United Nations delegation in Syria met the governor of Aleppo on Tuesday as the U.N. pushes a plan to freeze fighting in the divided northern city, officials said.

U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura has made the Aleppo plan the centerpiece of his efforts to mediate a halt to fighting in


Netanyahu Takes Fight over Obama Iran Plan to Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to address the U.S. Congress Tuesday in an increasingly heated battle with the White House over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, as tough talks resumed in Switzerland.

Netanyahu has repeatedly attacked the emerging Iran deal and is reportedly planning to unveil classified details shared by the U.S. to


Prince Charles to Visit White House in March

14 days ago

President Barack Obama will host Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on March 19, for a visit designed to underscore “the special relationship” between the two nations, the White House announced on Friday.

The White House said the Prince of Wales, heir to the


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