| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria's civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon on Wednesday in a killing which the militant Shi'ite Muslim group blamed on Israel.
Hassan al-Laqqis was shot in the head from close...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A day after rebel forces largely retook a predominantly Christian town north of the Syrian capital, the fate of 12 nuns remained unknown with both sides in the conflict blaming each other for their disappearance.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad is implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country's ongoing civil war, the United Nations' human rights chief said Monday.
A U.N. panel of experts, which has been investigating abuses in Syria, has...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Child refugees fleeing the war in Syria face lives of isolation, exploitation and insecurity in neighboring countries, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations.
The study by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees looked...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — The bags of pita bread are stacked in tight formation on the sidewalk, as if standing at attention.
From here they will be dispersed across the rebel-held neighborhood to small, nondescript distribution centers: the bike repair...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
BEIRUT — Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis has left more than 9 million people in the country in need of aid, according to United Nations estimates, and hopes were dashed Tuesday for peace talks this month to help end the nation's civil war....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:43 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit with Saudi officials Monday put a smiling face on strained relations between longtime allies but probably did little to ease concerns in the kingdom that Washington has been too lax in confronting opponents in...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:52 AM
BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Wednesday in a busy square in central Damascus, killing eight people and wounding at least 50, Syria's state-run media reported.
The attack occurred in Hijaz Square in front of the historic Hijaz railway station, a crowded...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:16 AM
CAIRO -- Saying that Egypt is “failing abysmally” to meet international obligations, Amnesty International called Thursday for the country’s military-backed government to stop detaining and deporting Syrian war refugees. Egypt denied...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON — A second wave of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to war-battered Syria this week as the international effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's poison gas program races to meet its United Nations-ordered deadlines, officials said...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:12 AM
BEIRUT -- Prosecutors in southern Turkey have alleged that Syrian rebel groups were seeking to buy materials that could be used to produce highly toxic sarin gas, Turkish media reported Friday.
An indictment issued in the southern city of Adana...