Syria

President Obama arrives to speak at ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war. (credit: Saul Loeb.Getty Images/AFP)

Rep. Schiff: Congress ‘Should Have A Vote’ On ISIS Military Action

A Southland lawmaker is calling for President Obama to seek Congressional authorization for any expanded military effort to confront violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

09/09/2014

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Parents Of Journalist Murdered By Terrorists In 2002 React To ISIS Beheading

A video posted to social media Tuesday claimed to show the beheading of an American journalist by the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, who have been the targets of US airstrikes in Iraq over recent weeks.

08/19/2014

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National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the U.S-Canada border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/17/2014

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FBI Investigating Local Gang Members Fighting With Terrorist Group In Syria

The FBI Tuesday is investigating two Los Angeles gang members who have traveled overseas to fight in Syria.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

President Barack Obama sits with Jordan's King Abdullah II = at the Sunnylands Estate February 14, 2014 in Rancho Mirage California. The two leaders will hold talks over the weekend on a range of subjects including the Middle East.  (credit: Richard Lui - Pool/ Getty Images)

Obama Meets With King Abdullah II Of Jordan, Talks Drought In Fresno

President Barack Obama took a rare opportunity to relax and play golf Saturday in a sprawling estate right outside Palm Springs after spending Friday in meetings with California leaders on drought and with Jordan’s King to discuss issues concerning the Middle East.

02/15/2014

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Garden Grove Security Guard Admits To Planning To Train Al-Qaida Fighters In Pakistan

A Garden Grove security guard pleaded guilty Friday to a federal terrorism charge for planning to fly to Pakistan and provide weapons training to members of al-Qaida.

12/27/2013

Syrian Al-Wahda's players cheer up on the pitch during the Syrian Cup football match against army's Al-Jaish team on September 10, 2013 at the Techrine stadium in the Syrian capital Damascus. Syria's army has been waging a bitter war against rebels across the country for more than two years, but they suffered a setback on a Damascus football pitch against local team al-Wahda. (credit: ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Soccer Players Aim To Bring Joy To Syria Through Sport

For Anas Makhlouf and his Syrian national team, even the so-called home games in Asian Cup qualifying are played a long way from the fans who desperately want them to win so they’ve got something to celebrate amid a bloody civil war.

10/14/2013

A Muslim woman leaves the Masjid Omar ibn Al-Khattab mosque in Los Angeles.  (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

LAPD Chief Beck to Host Muslim Community Forum

The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was set Thursday to meet with Muslim community leaders.

09/19/2013

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Obama’s Syria Speech Brings Up Painful Memories For SoCal Family Affected By 9/11

The President’s proposed attack and the deaths of hundreds of innocent people is bringing up painful memories for the families who lost loved ones in the attacks of 9/11. CBS2’s Suraya Fadel spoke with one family about what this means to them on the eve of that deadly anniversary.

09/11/2013

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Crowd Gathers In Hollywood To Protest Possible Military Strike On Syria

Demonstrators gathered in Hollywood Sunday to protest a possible military strike on Syria.

09/08/2013

A diverse crowd had diverging opinions about what the US should do with Syria. (credit: CBS)

Discussion About Military Force Against Syria Rages At Town Hall In Westchester

The debate over what the US should do about the Syrian government continues to rage and heat up.

09/05/2013

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President Obama Cancels LA Trip Ahead Of Syria Vote

President Barack Obama has canceled a planned trip to Los Angeles scheduled for next week, officials said Friday.

09/05/2013

Dr. Judy Chu represents the 27th Congressional District of California, which includes Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monterey Park.

Pasadena Lawmaker Asks Public For ‘Thoughts’ On Syria Conflict

A Southland lawmaker sought feedback from constituents Tuesday on proposed U.S. military intervention in the crisis in Syria.

09/03/2013

Demonstrators on Saturday protested the president's plan to attack Syria. (credit: Art Barron/CBS2)

As Demonstrators Protest, Politicians Debate What US Should Do With Syria

While demonstrators took to downtown streets in Los Angeles Saturday, locals, politicians and Syrian expats, debated what the United States should do in the civil war-torn country.

08/31/2013

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Syrian Americans Rally In Westwood Against Possible U.S. Military Intervention

Protestors defended Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and questioned the assertion his government is responsible for the August 21 attack on its people.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2013

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