Openly Gay Syrian Refugee Living In Oakland To Make Historic Appearance At UNA gay man who fled from war-ravaged Syria to the Bay Area is about to become the first openly-LGBT person ever to address the United Nations Security Council.
Stanford Student Works On Drones Delivering Humanitarian Aid To War Zones, Disaster Areas In war zones, it's often too dangerous to send supplies by ground or conventional aircraft. A Stanford student has come up with a solution that could be used to aid people who are hungry or in need of medical attention.
War On LGBT Community: ISIS Executes 5 'Gay Men' In 1 MonthThe self-proclaimed Islamic state has reportedly hurled a man believed to be gay off a Syrian high-rise as part of their continued war on the LGBT community.
U.S., Partner Nations Launch Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In SyriaThe U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
Full Transcript: President Obama's Address To The Nation On ISIS And Terrorist Threats -- September 10th, 2014"We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL." Complete transcript of President Obama's speech outlining his plans for handling the ISIS (ISIL) threat in Iraq and the Middle East.
East Bay Congressman Says U.S. Must Lead Regional Effort To Attack ISIS President Obama will speak to the nation on Wednesday to address the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell, who returned from a trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. should lead a regional effort to attack ISIS.
Bay Area Assyrians Call For More International Military, Humanitarian Involvement In IraqThe 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.
Central Valley College Student Arrested In Plot To Fight With Islamic Extremists In SyriaA 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.
U.S. Deal With Russia On Syria Chemical Weapons Averts Military StrikeAn 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.
KPIX 5 Poll: Bay Area Shares Obama's View On Syria, But Still Opposes Military ActionWith 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.
Obama Delays Syria Vote; Bay Area Lawmakers Hope Diplomacy WorksPresident 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.
Feinstein Backs Obama On Syria, But Open To Russian ProposalU.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.