Sunday, April 20 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:23:01 GMT
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."More >>
Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he...More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:20 GMT
Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.More >>
Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:42:28 GMT
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.More >>
Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:25 GMT
The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.More >>
A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.More >>
(RNN) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has authorized President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria.
Obama asked Congress for the authority for military engagement after Syrian President Bashar Assad allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians.
The vote was 10-7. The Senate will likely vote on the measure next week.
Secretary of State John Kerry has testified in front of the Senate committee yesterday, and is testifying in front of a House committee Wednesday.
Both Obama and Kerry have said military force will be missile strikes, and ground troops will not be sent into the conflict.
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