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Military Strike In Syria Faces Uphill Battle In The House

The Senate returns from its month-long recess a few days early on Friday, but only briefly, for the sole purpose of bringing to the floor the Syria resolution. But a Senate vote on the proposal is still a week away, with the House not likely to act until the Senate has finished.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA …

Expectations Were High When Bashar Al-Assad Came To Power

Melissa Block speaks with David W. Lesch, a professor of Middle East history at Trinity University and the author of <i>The New Lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria</i> for a profile about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>We're going to shift our focus now from …

Syria Becomes Unofficial Focus Of G-20 Meeting In Russia

At the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, President Obama's Thursday was spent seeking friends for his Syria mission and mending fences over issues of National Security Agency surveillance.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>While Americans …

Report: 'Iran Plots Revenge' If U.S. Strikes Syria

"The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria," <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports.<p>Citing "U.S. officials" as its sources, the <i>Journal</i> says the intelligence is among "an expanding …

Oman sultan's Iran visit sparks hopes of progress in nuclear standoff

Iran,Oman,Middle East and North Africa,Nuclear weapons,Hassan Rouhani,Media,US news<p>Iranian media speculates that former hostage negotiator will mediate between US and Islamic republic on nuclear programme<p>The first visit by a foreign leader to Iran since Hassan Rouhani assumed the presidency came …

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Newly declassified CIA documents show the Reagan administration acted to save Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war.<p>According to Foreign Policy magazine, the US decided to give critical intelligence to Iraq when it looked like Iran might score a decisive victory, toward the end of …

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It's hard listening to any news coming from the Middle East these days. Just when you think things couldn't get any worse and less certain, they do.<p>But Max Fisher recently wrote a blog on Washington Post about six pieces of good news from the Middle East.<p>Anchor Marco Werman talks to Fisher to learn …

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As US officials discussed the possibility of using direct American military force in Syria, president Bashar al-Assad was quoted by Syrian state TV saying that, "Syria will defend itself in the face of any aggression."<p>So, if President Obama decides to bomb Syria, how would Syria respond?<p>Planners …

George Osborne: UK should not turn its back on world after Syria vote

Britain will have to do some "soul-searching" about its role in the world after David Cameron's defeat in the Commons vote over Syria, the chancellor, George Osborne, has said.<p>The morning after MPs voted not to join the US in a military attack in what was seen as a humiliating defeat for the prime …

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Drones laden with explosives explode in Maduro assassination attempt<p>China needs to fix trade practices, according to White House<p>Video shows …

Syria denies chemical weapons claim

Walid Moualem, the Syrian foreign minister, has 'categorically' denied that his country was using chemical weapons on its own people.<p>At a press conference held in Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, he challenged the world to provide evidence that the Syrian government was behind last week's …

Iran says resuming ties with Britain will take time

Iran's foreign ministry has said it would take time to resume ties with Britain severed in the aftermath of an attack on the British embassy in Tehran in 2011.<p>"We received the letter from British Prime Minister" David Cameron who expressed the "desire for a resumption of ties," ministry spokesman …

Syria: Russia evacuates citizens ahead of military strikes in the 'next few days'

Russia has begun to evacuate its citizens from Syria, as its deputy prime minister stated that the West was acting in the Islamic world like "a monkey with a grenade".<p><b>US military 'ready to go', Chuck Hagel says</b> <b><br>Syria says it will defend itself against Western strikes</b> <b><br>Britain confirms 'contingency</b> …

Venezuela claims foiling Maduro murder plot

Venezuela has claimed to have busted a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, arresting two hitmen it said wanted to kill the leader on orders from a Colombian ex-president.<p>The Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said on Monday the two hitmen were arrested on August 13.<p>The pair, Victor Johan …

Syria Strike Reportedly Coming 'Within Days'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The march toward an assault on Syria continues to gain speed this morning as Britain has called a …