March 30th, 2012
04:12 AM ET

Clinton, Gulf officials to discuss Syria as tensions soar

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks aimed at ending bloodshed in Syria as opposition activists report new shelling and raids in several neighborhoods.

Clinton will meet various Gulf officials, including Saudi's King Abdullah, to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Talks will include continued efforts to end the bloody crackdown against anti- government protesters in Syria.

She will then travel to Istanbul on Saturday and Sunday to attend the second meeting of the "Friends of the Syrian People."

"This meeting will build upon steps that our friends, allies, and the Syrian opposition continue to take in an attempt to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and pursue a transition to democracy in Syria," the State Department said.


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  1. High Hopes


    What a gal!


    March 30, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    "Friends of Syrian People" lol.
    Where are the "Friends of Libyan People" ?Remember a place somewhere called Libya?

    March 30, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. High Hopes


    Shouldn't we all be friends of the downtrodden?


    March 30, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    tensions soar
    the lions roar
    polar bear snore
    and i love .....s

    March 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Because


    March 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dazzle© and banasy©

    Together at last.

    March 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    if i win the lottery... im buying a jim butler fully built pontiac crate motor... and a 6speed transmission with a fuel injection set up and a race seat for my dog..

    March 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. School must be out..............


    March 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Kind of early isn't it mega-troll ?

    March 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO ©

    There might not be a real comment on this whole page. Except this one. Or maybe not.

    March 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    Cut the crap troll!!

    March 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Superman

    @@@ chrissy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just the big one, i found a penny!

    March 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Superman

    Dont these people already look down on women? And then they send hillary over there. Will i guess thats what she makes the big bucks doing i hope she doesnt have any trouble

    March 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |

    in as much as he is no match for u, he wil rock white house 4 d 2nd time, u liking it or not.

    March 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    @ superman, that wasnt me earlier. Lol heck maybe you arent you either. I purposely havent been posting because its spring break and too many trolls. But if it is you, hang on to that penny, the value is going up lmao.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
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