September 11, 2013 In the face of congressional and popular resistance to his call for retaliation against Syria, the president had a conversion on the missile flight path to Damascus. But what constitutes presidential wisdom and strength in today's global politics? It may have less to do with traditional notions of strength and more to do with vision and adaptability.
September 3, 2013 Congress is going to consider the president's request for the OK to take military action. Obama says he's confident the resolution will allow the type of strike that cripples the Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons against its own people. House Speaker Boehner is supporting the president.
June 16, 2013 Iran, Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the key global stakeholders in the conflict that has taken an estimated 93,000 lives. Here's a look at what some of them stand to gain — or lose.
June 14, 2013 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also cast some doubt on the United States' claim that the regime of Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against rebel forces.
June 2, 2013 In Syria, the port city of Tartous is fiercely loyal to President Bashar Assad. It's where many of his supporters, as well as Syrian soldiers, go for vacation. So far about 300,000 Syrians have also fled to the city looking for work and refuge from fighting in cities like Damascus and Qusair.
April 30, 2013 The bombing is the second in as many days in Damascus and is thought to be part of a stepped-up campaign against the government.
February 23, 2013 The Syrian National Coalition says it won't attend meetings in Moscow, D.C., and Rome in protest of the continued violence. The announcement comes as fighting in Aleppo intensifies.