Posted on · Tice went missing shortly after his 31st birthday on Aug. 14, 2012 at a checkpoint in a contested area west of the capital of Damascus.
Posted on · A recent prisoner swap with Russia suggests the Biden administration may be more willing to engage with the Syrian government than it has in the past.
Posted on · President Biden met with the parents of American journalist Austin Tice, who was abducted in Syria nearly 10 years ago. He has not been heard from since. Syria has never acknowledged holding him.
Posted on · The president said all Americans returned safely from the operation. "Thanks to the bravery of our troops this horrible terrorist leader is no more," Biden said in remarks at the White House.
Posted on · The Thursday strikes targeted Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria in response to rocket attacks against Americans in Iraq.
Posted on · The parents of missing Houston journalist Austin Tice discuss an upcoming fundraiser and their recent meetings with Trump administration officials.
Posted on · Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists examines America’s policy against paying ransoms in his book We Want to Negotiate.
Posted on · The U.S. government reportedly still believes he is alive
Posted on · The leaders held a stunning joint news conference after speaking privately for about two hours, just days after a grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on election-related charges.
Posted on · Rice University researchers are among those using data science and statistics to make a more accurate estimate of casualties in Syria.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We consider issues looming over this year’s meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Then, a new book compares how the recent oil boom affected North Dakota compared to Greater Houston. Also, Rice University researchers are using data science to estimate the number of civilian casualties in Syria. And we visit an exhibit of Andy Warhol's photographs at UH.
Posted on · Edward Djerejian, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Syria, says opening the embassy is a "major departure" and confuses policy more than clarifying it.
Posted on · The official news agency SANA said the attack occurred in the countryside in Kisweh, just south of Damascus
Posted on · The policy under review at the court applies to travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
Posted on · While President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron share personal chemistry, their bond may be tested on issues such as strategy in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and trade