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U.S. closes embassy in Damascus

U.S. closes embassy in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The United States suspended operations at its embassy in Damascus Monday, citing the deteriorating situation across Syria.
U.S. envoy to Syria appalled by violence

U.S. envoy to Syria appalled by violence

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The killing of hundreds of people at the hands of Syrian security forces is a tragedy condemned by much of the world, the U.S. envoy to Damascus said.

U.S. revises travel warning for Syria

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said anti-foreigner sentiment in Syria is on the rise and warned of a possible reduction in consular services in the country.
Syria's Assad out of touch, U.S. says

Syria's Assad out of touch, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Given the Syrian president's statements during a recent interview, he is apparently disconnected from events on the ground, a U.S. official said.
U.S. ambassador returning to Syria

U.S. ambassador returning to Syria

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria who left Damascus last month after receiving death threats, is returning to the country, the State Department said.
Texas woman wins death sentence appeal

Texas woman wins death sentence appeal

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A Texas woman convicted of helping her boyfriend kill his parents won an appeal of her death sentence Wednesday that appears likely to spare her from execution.

Ford back to Syria by Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- When U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford returns to Syria, Washington expects Syrian leaders to uphold international obligations, an official said.

International force in Syria?

AMMAN, Jordan, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad's days are numbered as opposition leaders call for international military intervention, a U.S. lawmaker said in Jordan.
Threats prompt U.S. envoy in Syria to go

Threats prompt U.S. envoy in Syria to go

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, has left the country after receiving threats to his personal safety, embassy officials said Monday.

London calls on Syrian opposition to unite

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Syrian opposition groups need to unite to define their shared vision of a democratic future, the British foreign minister said from London.
Syrian clashes kill at least 10

Syrian clashes kill at least 10

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Clashes between pro- and anti-government groups in Rastan, Syria, killed soldiers, police officers and civilians, the country's state news agency reported.

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Syria needs monitors, U.S. says

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- There must be international monitors in Syria to get a firsthand look at the violence unfolding in the country, the U.S. State Department said.

Ford: Support for Syrian protesters a must

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Ambassador to Syria said Sunday he "doesn't particularly" care if he's considered an enemy of the state for his talks with anti-government protesters.

Washington defends envoy to Damascus

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Washington believes the U.S. ambassador to Damascus is doing useful work in the country, a State Department official said amid growing protest.
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