Syria

Refugee Family From War-Torn Syria Grateful To Be Resettled In New JerseyGovernor Chris Christie has insisted that New Jersey and the U.S. should not accept Syrian refugees, not even children under the age of 5.
Iranian Foreign Minister: Key Issues Unresolved Ahead Of UN Conference On SyriaThe latest international conference on Syria is planned for Friday morning at the United Nations, but hours ahead of it, Iran's foreign minister said there ``seems to be no agreement'' on two key issues.
Christie: Obama's Approach On ISIS 'Naive And Gravely Dangerous'"This is a cult of evil, everyone," he said of the Islamic State group in a speech Tuesday to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Obama, Hollande Pledge Solidarity Against ISISPresident Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande opened talks Tuesday about expanding the international campaign against the Islamic State.
Obama Administration Assures Governors Refugee Vetting Is RigorousThe Obama administration is assuring governors that refugees who come to the United States in its resettlement program undergo a "rigorous security vetting process,'' particularly if they are fleeing from Syria.
GOP Candidates Disavow Trump's Call For Muslim DatabaseRepublican presidential candidates on Friday swiftly condemned Donald Trump's call for requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database, drawing a sharp distinction with the GOP front-runner.
Suspected Paris Attacks Mastermind Identified; U.S. Announces Intelligence-Sharing Plan With FranceA French official identified the suspected mastermind as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud while a nearly 12-minute video shows unidentified fighters praising Friday's attacks in Paris.
Military: US 'Reasonably Certain' Jihadi John Is DeadThe world is waiting for confirmation that a U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John."
Obama, Putin Meet One-On-One For First Time In Over 2 Years At UNPresident Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake.
Middle East Catholic Leaders: U.S. Must Do More In Refugee CrisisRoman Catholic leaders from the Middle East were in Newark Monday, calling on the United States to help with the refugee situation in Syria and the persecution of Christians.
Pope’s Words Inspire Long Island Catholics To Open Arms To Arab, Asian RefugeesFrance and Britain have both pledged to take in thousands of refugees and Germany has already accepted many too who survived the dangerous journey to get there.
President Obama Encouraged By Weekend Air Strikes On ISIS In Eastern SyriaThe president has been under intense pressure to wipe ISIS off the battlefield and on Monday afternoon he spoke about 16 air strikes over the weekend on the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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