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  • Islamic State enters Palestinian refugee camp; Jordan closes border

    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according...
  • Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid as thousands more displaced

    International donors at a conference in Kuwait pledged $3.8 billion Tuesday to help Syrians affected by the civil war, as U.N. officials warned of a fresh wave of mass displacement after Islamic groups took over a major city in northwestern Syria. The...
  • US hits Syrian bank official, 3 companies with sanctions

    The U.S. is imposing new sanctions on Syria's government aimed at blunting its weapons programs and pushing it into negotiations with rebels. The Treasury Department's action targets Batoul Rida, a Syrian central bank official, and three "front...
  • Islamic State's apparent expansion may be deceptive

     Islamic State's apparent expansion may be deceptive
    Herve Gourdel loved nothing more than to explore rugged peaks, journeys that over the decades had taken him from his native France to Nepal, Jordan, Morocco — and finally to Algeria, where in September the 55-year-old mountaineer was abducted and...
  • Syrian refugee crisis outstrips international aid

    The United Nations food agency has announced that it is being forced to cut off aid to thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey because of a lack of funds. For now, the Turkish government will have to fill the funding gap left by the United Nation's...
  • A history of the Islamic State group as Iraq retakes Tikrit

    The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, found itself driven out of the city of Tikrit on Wednesday by an allied Iraqi force backed by U.S.-led airstrikes. The monthlong offensive to...
  • A glimpse inside LACMA's hidden Damascus room before its 2016 debut

    A glimpse inside LACMA's hidden Damascus room before its 2016 debut
    In the late 1970s, the Syrian capital of Damascus was experiencing a building boom. In the al-Bahsa quarter, for instance, a clutch of old houses were demolished to make way for a new roadway. Among the homes: an 18th century courtyard house with at least...
  • Analysis: Formation of pan-Arab military force could backfire

    The last time an Arab-led force marshaled armies from across the region against a common enemy –- Israel -- the result was a resounding defeat that would shape the Mideast for decades to come. Now, nearly 50 years later, Arab states are joining...
  • State Department denies journalist Tice has been seen in custody in Syria

    WASHINGTON State Department officials on Monday denied a French news report that a missing American journalist has been seen in captivity in Syria and that the Syrian government has acknowledged holding him. The official, speaking only on the condition...
  • Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid, far short of what's needed

    International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding civil war at a donors' conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, less than half of what the U.N. requested for this year to cope with the growing humanitarian crisis. More...
  • Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year. In an interview with CBS News aired Sunday night, Assad said IS has been gaining...