22 Syrian soldiers have been killed by rebels in the deadliest day of a three-week ceasefire that looks increasingly shaky. Fifteen troops, including two colonels, were killed in a rebel ambush at dawn in the northern province of Aleppo, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The United States said it was prepared to offer “any kind of assistance” to Libyans seeking to overthrow the regime of strongman Muammar Gaddafi as they set up a transitional body. As forces opposed to the longest-serving Arab leader took control of several western Libyan towns, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed the calls […]
Visiting US Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman on Tuesday urged Lebanon’s future government to respect the findings of a UN tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. After meeting with prime minister-designate Nagib Mikati, Lieberman reiterated the United State’s commitment to the tribunal.
Two U.S. senators traveling in the Middle East said Sunday that opposition protests in Iran suggest this was the beginning of the end for Tehran’s clergy-led regime. Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said the Islamic government’s days were numbered. Interviewed while in Jerusalem on the CNN’s “State of the Union” program, he warned, […]