Nov 23, 2015

Told he must go, Syria's Assad may outlast Obama in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bashar Assad's presidency looks likely to outlast Barack Obama's. As the United States has turned its attention to defeating the Islamic State group, it has softened its stance on the Syrian leader. More than four years ago, Obama demanded that Assad leave power. Administration officials later said Assad did not have to step down on "Day One" of a political transition. Now, they...

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