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Syrian Civil War

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows to keep forces in Syria

    BEIRUT — Hezbollah forces will remain in Syria fighting alongside the troops of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the foreseeable future, the leader of the Lebanese group said Thursday. “As long as the reasons are present, we are staying" in...
  • Syrian rebel beheaded in apparent case of mistaken identity

    BEIRUT — Mohammad Fares was euphoric in victory, boasting in recorded Web comments that his Syrian rebel comrades would soon “destroy the mountains of Qardaha,” referring to the ancestral hometown of President Bashar Assad's clan....
  • Albania won't be host site for destruction of Syria chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON — Despite pressure from the Obama administration, Albania's prime minister said Friday that he would not allow the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the European country. Prime Minister Edi Rama surprised some Western officials...
  • Iranian Embassy targeted in Beirut bombings; diplomat among dead

    BEIRUT -- A pair of explosions apparently targeting the Iranian Embassy rocked a southern Beirut neighborhood early Tuesday, leaving at least 20 dead, including an Iranian diplomat, and close to 100 injured, authorities said. The casualty count was...
  • Turkey is alarmed by extremist militants in Syria border area

    Turkey is alarmed by extremist militants in Syria border area
    REYHANLI, Turkey — In this bustling border town, anonymous apartments serve as safe houses for Syrian rebel commanders, clinics for wounded fighters and opposition media centers equipped with banks of sophisticated laptops and video gear. Turkey...
  • In Lebanon, Iran Embassy bombings kill 25

    BEIRUT — A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long...
  • Syria peace talks adjourn with little progress but some hope

    Syria peace talks adjourn with little progress but some hope
    BEIRUT -- The first round of long-awaited Syrian peace talks ended Friday in Geneva with no breakthrough but with both sides planning to meet again and resume negotiations. “Progress is very slow indeed, but the sides have engaged in an acceptable...