| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:50 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels are demanding the release of 1,000 female government detainees in exchange for the freedom of a group of Greek Orthodox nuns being held by opposition forces, according to an account published Friday in a pan-Arab newspaper....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is outfitting a 647-foot cargo ship with high-tech equipment in an effort to safely destroy hundreds of tons of lethal chemical weapons agents that were collected in Syria after a deadly gas attack this summer sparked an...
| 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 4, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A senior Hezbollah commander was gunned down in Beirut early Wednesday in what could be a sign of further sectarian escalation and spillover from the Syrian conflict into Lebanon.
Hassan Holo Laqqis, 53, a founding...
| 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
| 3:05 PM
BEIRUT A long-feared influx of rebels fleeing Syrian battlefields for Lebanon was being blamed Monday for weekend violence that saw fighting spread throughout much of Syria's tiny neighbor.
The ongoing battle between forces loyal to Syrian President...
| 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 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...
| 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....