Syria

War drums silenced

Print edition : November 01, 2013

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House in Washington on September 30. Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP

A Free Syrian Army fighter throws a crude bomb towards the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo on October 4. Photo: REUTERS

Members of the Jund al-Rahman Brigade position a cannon on the front lines of Syria's north-eastern city of Deir Ezzor on October 2. Photo: AHMAD ABOUD/AFP

President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel in Damascus. Photo: sana/REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: ALEXEI NIKOLSKYAFP

The Obama administration does a U-turn on Syria following resistance from Congress and diplomatic moves by President Valdimir Putin.
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