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  • UN more than doubles its count of besieged in Syria: 440,000

    The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starvation, dehydration and the lack of medical care — to roughly 440,000. U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos announced...
  • It's not just Iran's nuclear program that worries Israel

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has portrayed the specter of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons as the biggest threat Israel faces. But what really disturbs experts in and out of the Israeli government is a far more conventional threat:...
  • Syrian rebels seize ancient town near Jordanian border

    Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized an ancient town near the Jordan border that is a key government stronghold, ousting Syrian soldiers and allied militiamen from the region after four days of intense battles, opposition activists and rebels said. There...
  • Opposition forces in Syria claim control of town near Jordanian border

    Anti-government forces active in the southern provinces in Syria wrested control of an army stronghold near the Jordanian border Wednesday, pro-opposition sources said, in a small but significant victory for the rebels. "The town of Busra al Sham has...
  • Syria's opposition says it won't attend new Moscow talks

    Syria's main Western-backed opposition group says it will not attend the next round of peace talks in Moscow on the Syrian conflict. The Syrian National Coalition's representative to the U.N., Najib Ghadbian, told reporters Wednesday that his group had...
  • Canada to conduct airstrikes against IS group in Syria

    Canada is expanding its military mission against the Islamic State group to include airstrikes on targets in Syria, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. Harper told Parliament that he will not seek "the express consent" of the President...
  • US, Syria reportedly in talks to free American journalist

    WASHINGTON U.S. officials are negotiating with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for the release of a McClatchy contributor who vanished more than two years ago while reporting in Syria, according to a French newspaper report published Tuesday....
  • Syrian rebels launch offensive on government-held city

    Syrian rebels launched an offensive Tuesday against a major government-held city in the country's northwest, shelling the outskirts and warning residents to remain indoors in the coming days. The target of the operation is Idlib, a city of some 165,000...
  • Nusra Front quietly rises in Syria as Islamic State targeted

    The Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, is consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria, crushing moderate opponents and forcibly converting minorities using tactics akin to its ultraconservative...
  • Both Islamic State group, Syria government slow down aid: UN

    A new U.N. report says the delivery of aid to millions inside Syria is becoming even more difficult as the Islamic State group closes down humanitarian efforts and Syria's government puts more obstacles in the way. The U.N. secretary-general's latest...
  • Iraq's top diplomat meets with Syria's Assad in Damascus

    Iraq's foreign minister has held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad that focused on threats facing both countries, including the Islamic State group. Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with Assad during a one-day trip to Damascus on Tuesday. He says they...