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Washington — Confirming once again that war, to those who are sent to fight them, is absolute hell, newly released Pentagon statistics show that suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of US troops deployed to the Middle East. According to a report in USA Today this week, of the 31 troops who …

Who rises if Assad falls? That question, which has bedeviled U.S. experts on the Middle East, may need updating to read: Who rises when Assad falls? For the war is going badly for Bashar Assad, whose family has ruled Syria since Richard Nixon was president. Assad’s situation seems more imperiled than at any time in …

By all appearances Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad still has chemical weapons, all of which were supposed to have been destroyed by now. From Nick Cumming-Bruce, New York Times GENEVA — A toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used as a weapon to attack Syrian villages in April, an international watchdog agency confirmed on Wednesday. The conclusion, …

Bashar al-Assad has been a secular leader, not only allowing, but encouraging Muslims, Christians, and Jews to peacefully co-exist in Syria. The claim that Assad was the perpetrator of chemical weapons against his own people has been largely refuted, the blame for the chemical attack being given to the Syrian rebels, many of whom are …