| Mar 4, 2014
"Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:59 PM
BEIRUT — A well-known Syrian rebel commander who was close to Al Qaeda’s leadership was killed Sunday in a suicide bombing linked by some to an Al Qaeda breakaway group, opposition activists said.
The attack in the northern city of Aleppo...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The sacking last week of the commander of the Free Syrian Army appears to be driving a wedge among factions of the loosely organized Western-backed network of rebel forces at a crucial moment in the three-year civil war to oust Syrian President Bashar...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history.
Don't dare blow up another American...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, a peace deal was signed Friday between embattled President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders calling for early presidential elections later in the year, the formation of a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:20 PM
BEIRUT — More than 150 Syrian rebel fighters were killed Wednesday in an ambush by pro-government forces outside Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts.
The casualty toll appeared to be one of the largest in a single operation...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:24 PM
BEIRUT—Israeli warplanes struck targets late Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to news and official accounts, but there were conflicting reports about whether the areas hit were on Syrian or Lebanese soil.
The official Lebanese...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News beging in the Ukraine, where on-going anti-government protests in downtown Kiev have left 25 people killed and 351 injured during violent clashes, which began in November after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
BEIRUT — The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring...
| Feb 23, 2014
Faced with bad options in Syria, President Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.
"Leading from behind," you'll recall, is how a White House aide described Obama's strategy in Libya in 2011, when the United States...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:35 AM
The Obama administration is mobilizing across several fronts to shore up its relationship with Persian Gulf leaders who fear the United States is reducing its commitments in the Middle East.
In unusually blunt remarks Wednesday, the State Department&...