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  • Powerful former Syrian army general dies in hospital

    Rostom Ghazali, the Syrian general once considered the most powerful man in Lebanon and a key suspect in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, has died in a hospital in the capital Damascus, a Syrian activist and local media...
  • Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive
    The priest unlocks the door to a musty room, home to the ghosts of Moses Mountain, a lost place where determined townsfolk once gathered with hunting rifles and faced down an imperial army. A glass-and-wood frame secures a white flag emblazoned with a...
  • Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

    Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there. The conservative Islamic factions, including the al-Qaida-...
  • Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast

    Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast
    The fourth boat used for his family’s journey, packed with about 500 people, mostly Syrians, was the worst, Omar Ibrahim said Thursday at a train station in the shadow of Italy’s snowcapped Mt. Etna. Ibrahim and about 80 Syrian compatriots...
  • Angelina Jolie set to brief UN on Syria's refugee crisis

    Angelina Jolie will brief the U.N. Security Council on Syria's refugee crisis, which has seen almost 4 million people flee over the past four years. Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. On Friday, she will headline a day of...
  • Missing reporter to be awarded press freedom prize

    WASHINGTON Austin Tice, a McClatchy reporter who has been detained in Syria since 2012, will receive the National Press Club's John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, the club announced on Thursday. The award "recognizes those whose work has demonstrated...
  • UN official: All must respect civilians in Syria's Yarmouk

    A senior United Nations official on Monday called on all sides to "respect the beleaguered civilians" trapped inside an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. Islamic State militants overran much of the Yarmouk early this month, giving...
  • Activists say at least 32 killed in airstrikes across Syria

    Syrian government aircraft bombed rebel-held areas in the capital's suburbs and a northern town and surrounding villages controlled by the Islamic State group, including a strike on a local hospital, killing at least 32 people Wednesday, activists said....
  • Building a new Armenia is goal of many who grew up in America

    YEREVAN, Armenia Derelict factories dot the landscape in Armenia, remnants of a failed privatization process after the Soviet Union's collapse gave birth to an independent nation. Outside the capital, towns are run-down, villages depopulated and the...
  • For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea

    For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea
    The first phone call came around 11 a.m. on a recent Sunday. A desperately frightened Eritrean refugee was on a sinking boat in the Mediterranean Sea, calling the only person he knew who might care: Sweden-based Eritrean journalist Meron Estefanos....
  • Witness The Shifting State Of The Middle East

    Witness The Shifting State Of The Middle East
    The state as we know it is vanishing in the Middle East. Strife in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, foreign intrusion from states within the region and outside it, and dreadful rule by self-serving elites have all contributed to the destruction of societies,...