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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (sanmateocountynews.wordpress.com/Creative Commons)

Bay Area Assyrians Call For More International Military, Humanitarian Involvement In Iraq

The Assyrian American Association of the Bay Area was staging a rally Friday morning at the United Nations Plaza in San Francisco to call for urgent humanitarian aide and international military support in Iraq against ISIS militants.

08/08/2014

Nicholas Teausant. (Facebook)

Central Valley College Student Arrested In Plot To Fight With Islamic Extremists In Syria

A California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday.

03/17/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the end of a press conference in Geneva on September 14, 2013 after they met for talks on Syria's chemical weapons. Washington and Moscow have agreed a deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, Kerry said after talks with Lavrov.   (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Deal With Russia On Syria Chemical Weapons Averts Military Strike

An agreement announced early Saturday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for Syria to eliminate all its chemical weapons by the middle of next year or face U.N. penalties.

09/14/2013

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Poll: Bay Area Shares Obama’s View On Syria, But Still Opposes Military Action

With the majority of Americans – and many in the Bay Area – against the use of force in Syria, President Obama asked them Tuesday evening to have confidence in his judgment as commander in chief if he launches a strike despite their opposition.

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about a possible military strike on Syria on September 10, 2013. (CBS)

Obama Delays Syria Vote; Bay Area Lawmakers Hope Diplomacy Works

President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday evening that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.

09/10/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (CBS graphic)

Feinstein Backs Obama On Syria, But Open To Russian Proposal

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday that she continued to support President Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. But Feinstein added that she was open to a suggestion by the Russian government to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control.

09/09/2013

White House

Phil Matier: Syria Crisis Creates Unique Bipartisanship

President Barack Obama hasn’t said what he would do if Congress doesn’t authorize his request for a military strike against Syria; but if Bay Area politicians are any indication, the White House may not have the support it wants and needs.

09/06/2013

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Pelosi Strongly Endorses Military Strike On Syria

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters in San Francisco on Wednesday to strongly endorse a military strike on Syria and to clarify what that would entail.

09/04/2013

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House after a meeting with President Barack Obama September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pelosi Urges Syria Response; Calls On Administration To Reveal Intelligence

The leader of the House Democrats says the public needs to hear more of the intelligence that led the Obama administration to conclude that Syrian President Bashar Assad killed hundreds of his people using chemical weapons.

09/03/2013

Screenshot of the New York Times website on August 27, 2013. A group called the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility for the attack. (CBS)

Twitter, New York Times Hacked, ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Takes Credit

Readers who tried to click on the New York Times’ website got nothing but error messages for several hours Tuesday during the site’s second major disruption this month, and people also had trouble accessing Twitter. A hacker group calling itself the “Syrian Electronic Army” claimed responsibility.

08/28/2013

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