Leaders of Colombia's disbanded FARC rebel army accuse the U.S. of trapping a prominent rebel negotiator on a drug warrant in order to sabotage the country's already struggling peace process.
Since Trump's election, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin have thrown caution to the wind.
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The Russian president and backer of Syria's leadership is among those rejecting U.S. intelligence claims that Bashar al-Assad's government used chemical weapons against civilians, saying it would be "utter nonsense" for the government to deploy them in a war it was already winning.
The Syrian president escaped death or injury when rebels launched a mortar attack on his convoy early Thursday. The incident suggests "the country's crippling civil war is edging [its way] to its seat of power," The Guardian reports.
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Britain and the United States agree that the Syrian president has used chemical weapons against rebels in the two-year-long civil war, a judgment that will lead to military support for anti-government forces, but Russia isn't so sure.
A 15-year-old coffee seller was reportedly executed by gunshot to the head by Islamist rebels in Syria as an act of punishment and example-making for seeming to express disbelief in the Muslim god.
"In any normal society," writes a skeptical Robert Fisk of the media and government blowup over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, "the red lights would now be flashing."
Press representatives at the White House and the State Department are using the same vague phrase, "additional measures," to describe the administration's mystery plan for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.