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  • Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say

    Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say
    BEIRUT -- Days of fighting between rival rebel factions in Syria's contested northern and central regions have killed nearly 500 people, according to opposition activists. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which operates a network...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
  • Qatar: Syria rebels' tiny ally in the background

    Qatar: Syria rebels' tiny ally in the background
    DOHA, Qatar — As the hot sun cut through the morning haze of the seemingly perpetual summer of this Persian Gulf city, commanders of Syria's Western-backed opposition forces convened for a series of high-level meetings. The participants, leaders...
  • Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks

    BEIRUT — Diplomats on Monday pushed for a limited cease-fire in Syria, a prisoner exchange and better access for aid efforts before a peace conference scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland. At a news conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of...
  • John Kerry's bicycle diplomacy in the Middle East

    John Kerry's bicycle diplomacy in the Middle East
    Peace negotiations, a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going — because if you try to stand still, you'll fall. Secretary of State John F. Kerry is putting that principle...
  • Three years after revolution, Tunisians have cause to celebrate

    Three years after revolution, Tunisians have cause to celebrate
    It seems the "Arab Spring," which toppled long-ruling autocrats only to expose simmering religious and sectarian conflicts in the region, did succeed in bringing renewal to one of the countries it swept through three years ago. Tunisia, where the...
  • More than 200,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, U.N. official says

    More than 200,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, U.N. official says
    BEIRUT – More than 200,000 Syrians are living in areas besieged by pro-government or rebel forces and lacking regular supplies of food and other essentials, the United Nations’ humanitarian chief said Wednesday at an aid conference in Kuwait....
  • Russia chided for meager aid to Syrian war victims

    WASHINGTON – Russia, an arms provider and principal player in the ongoing Syrian civil war, is doing far too little to help the war's millions of victims, international humanitarian agencies say. As world powers pledged new aid Wednesday at a...
  • Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon

    Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon
    BEIRUT -- A car bomb detonated early Thursday in the center of the northeastern Lebanese city of Hermel, close to the border with Syria, killing five people and injuring dozens, authorities said. The blast was the latest in a series of bombings and...
  • Is Syria ready for peace? [Commentary]

    Is Syria ready for peace? [Commentary]
    With mounting casualties estimated at over 100,000, millions more displaced internally and abroad, rampant and egregious human rights violations — including horrific chemical weapons attacks on civilians — bringing peace to Syria is an...
  • Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks

    Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups to not drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene in Switzerland next week. With an umbrella group of opposition forces preparing to vote...