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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thousands Return To The Freezing Ruins Of Aleppo

Thousands of people are starting to return to formerly rebel-held east Aleppo despite freezing weather and destruction “beyond imagination”, a top U.N. official told Reuters from the Syrian city. Given the appalling conditions, the U.N. is not encouraging people to return.

January 4, 2017
John Kerry, Diplomat

Tireless In His Diplomatic Efforts, John Kerry Often Came Up Empty-Handed

Kerry is nothing if not indefatigable, traveling to all corners of the world as America’s top diplomat over the last four years. But as he prepares to leave office, he confronts a mixed legacy, with a handful of successes coupled with searing defeats, especially in the Middle East.

December 28, 2016
Obama's legacy

Not A Lot Of Comfort And Joy As Obama’s Legacy Starts To Go Dark

Here’s the thing making Republicans joyful and triumphant, and Democrats dark on the winter solstice: Obama left his legacy undefended on the field. There’s nothing to stop President-elect Donald J. Trump from knocking it down like a house of cards — with pleasure.

December 23, 2016
Russian Ambassador

Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot Dead In Ankara Gallery

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire.

December 19, 2016

The Tragic Fall Of Aleppo

On Sunday, buses sent to carry evacuees out of Aleppo were attacked and torched by armed men, who shouted “God is greatest” and brandished their weapons in front of the burning vehicles. That incident threatened to derail the evacuations, the result of intense negotiations between Russia – Assad’s main supporter – and Turkey, which backs some large rebel groups.

December 19, 2016
Obama says Russia responsible for election hacks

Obama: Russia Responsible For Hacks During Presidential Election

“This happened at the highest levels of the Russian government,” Obama said when asked at his year-end White House press conference whether Russia’s president was personally involved in the hacks. He added that “not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin.”

December 16, 2016
Aleppo, Evacuation, Syria

Thousands Still Trapped As Aleppo Evacuation Stalls

Rebels in eastern Aleppo went on high alert after pro-government forces prevented civilians from leaving and deployed heavy weaponry on the road out of the area, a Syrian rebel commander in the city said.

December 16, 2016
Aleppo, U.N., War Crime

U.N. Says Aleppo Assault ‘Likely A War Crime’

Plans to evacuate besieged rebel districts of Aleppo were under threat as renewed air strikes and shelling rocked the Syrian city in a bombardment the United Nations said “most likely constitutes war crimes”.

December 14, 2016

Hunger And Desperation: Aleppo Siege Tests Limits Of Endurance

With winter setting in, shortages of food, medicine and fuel coupled with intense air strikes and artillery bombardment are testing the limits of endurance among a population the U.N. estimates at 270,000 people.

November 25, 2016
Cartoon: Hitch-hiking toward World War in Syria

Cartoon: The Hitchhiker

October 17, 2016
Gary Johnson

Gary’s Gaffe Track: These Are Johnson’s 5 Most Incredible Blunders

While Johnson definitely increased his name recognition in recent months, it also became clear that Johnson has no idea what he’s talking about.

October 17, 2016
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is seen during an interview before a rally in New York, U.S., September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Trouble Lurks Down The Third Party Path

Gary Johnson is an affable flake with zero chance of winning, yet millions of disenchanted Americans are expected to vote for him this year. We’ve been down this path before, with crushing consequences.

October 17, 2016

#EndorseThis: Are You Smarter Than Gary Johnson?

Gary Johnson will never be president. So what’s next? ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has a way to turn this political lemon into comedy lemonade.

October 7, 2016

Cartoon: Barrel Bombs

October 3, 2016

Aleppo, Arrests, And The Danger Of Third Parties

Voters should perhaps take heart that Gary Johnson now knows what Aleppo is. He is on the ballot in all 50 states, competing with the major party nominees for your vote.

September 30, 2016

Aleppo, Arrests, And The Danger Of Third Parties

Voters should perhaps take heart that he now knows what Aleppo is. Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all fifty states, competing with the major party nominees for your vote.

September 30, 2016
Bill Weld walks away from candidacy

#EndorseThis: Gary Johnson Can’t Name Favorite Foreign Leader, Calls It Another ‘Aleppo Moment’

Whenever Gary Johnson can’t answer a reasonable question from now, we guess that he’ll just call it another ‘Aleppo moment.’

September 29, 2016
Syria's war

Syria’s War: Bodies Litter Floor At Hospital In Aleppo

Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria’s Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound its rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week.

September 27, 2016

U.S., Russia Trade Blows Over Syria As Warplanes Pound Aleppo

The United States accused Russia of “barbarism” in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost “impossible”.

September 25, 2016

Battle Rages Near Aleppo As Syria Air Onslaught Continues

Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city’s opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington’s Syria policy in tatters.

September 24, 2016

Syria’s War: Raids Hit Aleppo As UN Holds Crisis Talks

A series of air strikes have killed a team of medics in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, an aid agency has said, as the UN Security Council holds crisis talks on reviving a failed ceasefire in the country. At least 13 aid workers were killed by raids in Khan Tuman, a village south of Aleppo city, on Wednesday, according to the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations.

September 22, 2016
Cnn Anchor Moved To Tears Over Syrian Boy

WATCH: CNN Anchor Moved To Tears Over Story of Syrian Boy

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan was visibly shaken while reporting on the tale of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy who was pulled from the ruins of a building in Aleppo after an airstrike there Wednesday.

August 19, 2016
Syrian boy Aleppo

Syrian Boy Bewildered And Bloody After Aleppo Airstrike Goes Viral

An image of a Syrian boy, bewildered, bloody, and covered in dirt after being pulled from a bombed building in Aleppo has gone viral on social media.

August 18, 2016

Kerry Continues Forward With Russia Talks On ISIS Fight

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still pursuing an agreement with Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria despite major setbacks and skepticism from other administration officials and U.S. allies, U.S. officials with knowledge of the talks said on Friday.

August 6, 2016
Aleppo Rooftops

Airstrike On Aleppo Hospital Kills 14 Doctors, Patients

More than a dozen civilians were killed in Aleppo during overnight shelling on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders-Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The death toll at Al Quds hospital stands at 14 patients and staff, a number that is expected to rise, MSF said on Thursday.

April 28, 2016