September 11, 2013 2:18 pm
Is There A Military Solution To Syria? Former U.S. Ambassador Says No
As President Obama continues to try to convince Congress and the nation that a military strike against Syria is necessary — a former United States ambassador to Syria says military action won't solve the problems in that country.
September 10, 2013 4:00 pm
How President Obama Can Answer An Important Constitutional Question With Tonight's Speech On Syria
President Obama will make his case for what to do about Syria this evening. The President could put on hold plans for a military strike, after Russia proposed to secure Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons. David Pitman talked with a local political expert who expects tonight's speech to answer the fundamental question of whether the President needs Congress to be on board with taking military action abroad.
August 30, 2013 5:40 pm
Houston Area Lawmakers Weigh In On Syria
As the question of President Obama's intention of a military strike against Syria seems to no longer be "if" but "when" and "how", another question that remains is whether Congress will support it. Members of the Houston area congressional delegation shared their opinions.
August 30, 2013 3:10 pm
Former US Ambassador To Syria Says Obama Has Tough Choice
Now that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has laid out the Obama administration's rationale for possibly military strikes in Syria, one man who has vast experience in the Middle East says it's still a very difficult decision.
August 22, 2013 4:00 pm
Syrians in Houston Want Action, After Reports of Chemical Attacks Outside Damascus
Syrian activists in Houston say it's time for the U.S. to take action. They're urging lawmakers and the Obama Administration to come out with a stronger response to the alleged chemical attacks on civilians in and around Damascus.
June 20, 2013 10:32 am
Senators Write Kerry About Missing Journalists
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. senators from New Hampshire and Texas are asking the State Department to step up efforts to find two freelance journalists missing in Syria.
May 31, 2013 2:17 pm
Missing Journalist Austin Tice's Parents To Travel To Beirut
HOUSTON (AP) — Parents of a freelance journalist who disappeared while covering the Syrian civil war hope upcoming talks aimed at peace between the Syrian government and rebels will hasten his release.
March 18, 2013 5:33 am
Houston Helps In Sending Humanitarian Relief To Syria
The ongoing violence in Syria has displaced nearly 4 million residents, forcing them out of their homes to an uncertain future. The United States is helping with humanitarian relief that's coming from all over the world.
October 15, 2012 5:30 am
Vermont Journalist Talks About Being Kidnapped In Syria
We've been following local journalist and former UH student Austin Tice's story since he left for Syria earlier this year. He disappeared on August 13th and the only update on him has been a YouTube video with his captors. To get some insight on what might be happening with Tice, Edel Howlin spoke to another journalist who was also kidnapped in Syria.
October 2, 2012 4:43 pm
New Video May Be Clue to Missing Journalist's Location
Houston journalist Austin Tice was last heard from in Syria on August 13th. That was until this week when a video with someone who looks very like Tice was posted to a pro-Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad website. The video shows him being held hostage and in obvious distress. But all may not be lost says one security expert.
September 7, 2012 3:39 pm
Tweets Over Missing Journalist Austin Tice In Syria
AP and other reports suggest that freelance journalist Austin Tice of Houston is being detained in Syria. He has been missing for three weeks and today Syrians and international tweeters spread the for his release.
August 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Colleagues Worried About Missing Journalist In Syria
The Washington Post and other news organizations say they have not heard from freelance journalist Austin Tice of Houston, who has been reporting from Syria.
August 13, 2012 5:31 am
Houstonian Documents Syrian Fighting For Western News Agencies
Western journalists have had difficulty gaining permission to cover the Syrian conflict; so much of the news has been coming from citizens using social media. But some freelance reporters and photographers have been able to slip in. Ed Mayberry talked with one Houstonian on a phone hook-up from Syria.