| May 3, 2014
To understand how President Obama feels about the frustrations of foreign policy in an uncooperative world, just look at his testy response to a question from a Fox News reporter last week.
Are critics wrong, the reporter asked, to say that America's...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Israeli warplanes and missiles struck nine Syrian military positions early Monday in retaliation for an earlier cross-border attack that killed a 14-year-old boy and wounded three other civilians in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Syrians headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a president amid the threat of attacks by rebels and deep uncertainty regarding their war-ravaged nation’s fate.
Voting, held only in government-controlled areas covering about 40% of the country,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.”
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:34 PM
The chief of Syria's election commission on Wednesday declared President Bashar Assad the victor in balloting that offered little in the way of surprises and had been widely condemned as a sham.
Mohammad Jihad Lahaam, who also serves as speaker of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:01 PM
BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:06 PM
BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The Syrian government released hundreds of prisoners as part of a general amnesty granted by President Bashar Assad in celebration of his reelection this week, according to opposition and government sources.
The Syrian state news agency SANA reported...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The family members stood shivering on a balcony in Aleppo's Anadan suburb as midnight approached, their sleep interrupted by the nightly duty of a government helicopter pilot somewhere above them.
They followed the sound of the helicopter's whirring...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The crisis in Syria, if left unchecked, poses grave risks to the entire Mideast, the former United Nations special envoy for Syria says.
Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned last month, spoke in a no-holds-barred interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel,...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The Jordanian government expelled Syria's ambassador on Monday for statements critical of the kingdom's support of Syrian rebels.
Jordan's state news agency, Petra News, reported that the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sabaah Al-Rafi'i, sent a...