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  • READER SUBMITTED: At-Risk Syrian Scholar to Speak on Syria's Civil War

    "An Overview of Syria's Civil War and Its Refugees" will be the title of a talk given by Naila Al Atrash on Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m. at the Storrs Unitarian-Universalist Meetinghouse, 46 Spring Hill Road, off Route 195. Ms. Al Atrash is a director,...
  • Analysis: Ukraine puts Obama's slow and steady global approach in the spotlight

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's penchant for diplomacy and soft power is being tested by the burgeoning crisis in Ukraine, as he seeks to punish Russia for annexing Crimea while preventing a larger conflict should Moscow continue encroaching on its...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Syrian troops recapture ancient castle from rebels

    CAIRO Syrian government troops have retaken an ancient crusader castle from rebels in the center of the war-torn country, ending a three-month siege, Syrian state media reported Thursday. President Bashar Assad's forces killed dozens of rebels after...
  • Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels

    Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels
    ARSAL, Lebanon — The battle is not going well for rebels dug in across the nearby brown hills in Syria, where pro-government forces were closing in Saturday on the opposition stronghold of Yabroud. Syrian insurgents and their many supporters on...
  • As Syrian election looms, government slams U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

     As Syrian election looms, government slams U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi
    BEIRUT — As indications mounted that Syrian President Bashar Assad will seek reelection, the government lashed out Friday at a United Nations mediator who said an election could doom U.N.-sponsored peace talks meant to end the 3-year-old civil war....
  • Syrians tune up for elections; Assad deemed likely to run

    Syrians tune up for elections; Assad deemed likely to run
    BEIRUT -- Syrian lawmakers Thursday approved revisions to the nation’s electoral law amid mounting indications that President Bashar Assad plans to run for a new seven-year term. Assad, whose current mandate ends in July, has frequently hinted...
  • Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence

    Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Tensions between Israel and Syria remained high Wednesday, with stern warnings and mutual accusations following the recent eruption of violence along their border. Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets hours...
  • Israel attacks Syrian bases after four soldiers wounded

    JERUSALEM Israeli aircraft struck Syrian army positions early Wednesday after an explosion wounded four Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights frontier, the military said, in the most serious flare-up of violence there since the start of Syria's 3-year-old...
  • Lebanon roads reopen after tense protests, clashes over Syria

    BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as...
  • In Syrian province, Islamist militant group flexing its muscle

    When the women's militia of an Al Qaeda splinter group recently raided a high school in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, it found a range of violations of its strict interpretation of Islam. Ten young women were deemed guilty of donning a face veil...