Syria

9:10am

Tue December 6, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Ambassador Returning To Syria

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 9:14 am

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford on June 20, 2011, in Jisr al-Shughur, Syria.
Louai Beshara AFP/Getty Images

"Ambassador Robert Ford has completed his consultations in Washington and is returning to Syria," the State Department confirms on its official Twitter page.

He left there the weekend of Oct. 22 because of what State said had been "credible threats against his personal safety."

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7:00am

Thu August 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Cheney: I Urged Bush To Bomb Syria

Originally published on Thu August 25, 2011 7:52 am

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (Feb. 10, 2011, file photo.)
Alex Brandon AP

"Former Vice President Dick Cheney says in a new memoir that he urged President George W. Bush to bomb a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor site in June 2007," The New York Times reports this morning.

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8:00am

Sun March 27, 2011
World

A Snapshot From Syria

As revolution sweeps the Middle East, Syria has become a focal point of protest. Host Liane Hansen talks to Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Landis writes Syria Comet, a blog of Syrian politics and culture.

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8:10am

Fri March 25, 2011
The Two-Way

In Syria: 'Difficult To Know Exactly Which Way It Will Go'

There are reports from Syria of authorities opening fire today on protesters in the southern city of Daraa. We've been updating this post since it was first published at 8:10 a.m ET.

Update at 11:30 a.m. ET. Some Deaths Reported:

CNN and the AP are reporting they've been told by witnesses in Daraa that some protesters were killed when authorities opened fire on them today.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET. Witness Says Troops Have Fired On Protesters:

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