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Syria: "We No Longer Want Arab Solutions to the Crisis"
Calling it a "conspiratorial scheme" hatched against the country, the Syrian government rejected an Arab League peace plan yesterday proposing that embattled President Bashar al-Assad cede power.
January 24, 2012
Marine Pleads Guilty in Haditha War-Crimes Trial
The biggest war-crimes case out of the war in Iraq came to a close this morning when Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich pleaded guilty to one count of dereliction of duty in the November 2005 deaths of unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
January 23, 2012
Trial Resumes of Marine Accused in Haditha Killings
Following an abrupt two-day break, the trial of Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich resumed today at Camp Pendleton, indicating that Wuterich declined to accept a deal offered by the prosecution.
January 20, 2012
Possible Deal for Last Suspect in Haditha Court-Martial?
A deal may be in the works to end the last war crimes trial stemming from the war in Iraq.
January 19, 2012
As Drone Use Surges, Pilots Report High Stress Levels
Nearly half of the military’s drone operators report high stress levels, according to a new Air Force survey, the first one to assess the psychological state of the people who operate one of the signature weapons of the campaign in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
December 19, 2011
Syria's Assad Denies Knowledge of Slain Singer
In his first interview with an American journalist since the uprising broke out, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied he'd ever heard of a popular anti-regime singer whose body -- sans vocal cords -- was found in a river last July.
December 8, 2011
Pressure Mounts on Syria as U.N. Calls for Action to Prevent Civil War
Today U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for international intervention to protect Syrians from the government's brutal nine-month crackdown, which the organization estimates has now killed more than 4,000 civilians, including 307 children.
December 2, 2011
UPDATED: A Guide to Sanctions on Syria
Turkey, one of Syria's top trading partners, announced wide-ranging sanctions against its neighbor today. But it's not just Turkey: Below is a round-up of the various sanctions issued against theincreasingly isolated nation.
November 30, 2011
Syria Calls Arab League Suspension "Extremely Dangerous Step"
Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moallem called the Arab League's vote on Satuday to suspend Syria's membership in the 22-nation organization "an extremely dangerous step" and announced that the government has taken actions to comply with the terms of a peace plan proposed by the league. His statement comes as international pressure on the Syrian regime mounts.
November 14, 2011
Report: Violence in Syria Amounts to Crimes Against Humanity
Human Rights Watch called on the Arab League today to suspend Syria's membership and to support a move by the United Nations Security Council to impose an arms embargo and refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
November 11, 2011