| Jun 15, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad overran rebel positions in an Armenian border town in northern Syria on Sunday after months of fighting, according to activists and the government.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:41 AM
The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government, after a rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq that has brought accusations of war crimes.
Militants from the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:28 AM
The U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests as militants seize control of the north of the country.
President Obama made the announcement in a letter to lawmakers Monday. He said the forces...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The radical Sunni Muslim group advancing in Iraq, though it puts the Middle East's stability at risk, is “just one of a number of organizations” in the region that pose a threat to U.S. interests, President Obama said Sunday.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6)
Every week I read...