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  • Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border

    Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border
    BEIRUT — After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday. The seizure of Zara, close to the...
  • Syrian government, rebels clash for future of Aleppo

    Syrian rebels in the northern city of Aleppo are waging fierce clashes against government forces in an attempt to prevent opposition neighborhoods from falling under siege. Government forces have gradually been retaking ground in and around Aleppo for...
  • Two men in video say they're from L.A. and 'gangbanging' in Syria

    Two men in video say they're from L.A. and 'gangbanging' in Syria
    In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict. The men identify themselves as “Wino”...
  • Obama's cool-headedness is diplomacy, not appeasement

    WASHINGTON -- To hear some American hawks talk about President Obama's reaction to the Russian move into Crimea, you'd think he's grabbed Neville Chamberlain's umbrella of appeasement and rushed off to Munich. But Obama's response to Russian President...
  • The U.N. Security Council has an obligation to act in Syria

    "Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...
  • UN says rogue Syrian rebel group ISIS should be probed for war crimes

    BEIRUT A radical offshoot of al-Qaida executed members of rival Syrian rebel groups that it had captured during brutal intra-rebel infighting in January that left more than 3,000 dead, according to United Nations investigators who are preparing...
  • Bomb injures Israeli soldiers along border with Syria

    Bomb injures Israeli soldiers along border with Syria
    JERUSALEM -- An explosive device detonated along Israel’s border with Syria injured four Israeli soldiers Tuesday, according to the Israeli army, which said it retaliated. The bomb reportedly went off on the Israeli side of the border when...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Trudy Rubin: U.S. needs new strategy for humanitarian aid to Syria

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine should finally end the administration's fantasy that Moscow will help stop the war in Syria. And it ought to force the White House to forge a new strategy to deal with the most shocking humanitarian crisis of the century,...
  • Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine not expected to damage delicate diplomacy on Syria, Iran

    WASHINGTON Before slapping Russia with the most serious sanctions since the Cold War era, the Obama administration calculated that such a breach in bilateral relations wouldn't affect joint U.S.-Russian efforts on other urgent diplomatic initiatives,...
  • Lebanon braces for more violence as anti-Assad rebels flee key Syrian town

    BEIRUT The collapse of a rebel bastion inside Syria showed its effects inside Lebanon on Monday as rival communities rocketed one another, snipers opened fire along a critical highway near the Syrian border and at least two car bombs targeted Shiite...