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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syrians tune up for elections; Assad deemed likely to run

    Syrians tune up for elections; Assad deemed likely to run
    BEIRUT -- Syrian lawmakers Thursday approved revisions to the nation’s electoral law amid mounting indications that President Bashar Assad plans to run for a new seven-year term. Assad, whose current mandate ends in July, has frequently hinted...
  • Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]

    Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]
    Six months ago, President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that the three primary priorities for his administration were the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Iran and Syria. With visits this month from Israeli Prime Minister...
  • As Syrian election looms, government slams U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

     As Syrian election looms, government slams U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi
    BEIRUT — As indications mounted that Syrian President Bashar Assad will seek reelection, the government lashed out Friday at a United Nations mediator who said an election could doom U.N.-sponsored peace talks meant to end the 3-year-old civil war....
  • Syrian militant linked to Al Qaeda is killed in bombing, activists say

    Syrian militant linked to Al Qaeda is killed in bombing, activists say
    BEIRUT — A well-known Syrian rebel commander who was close to Al Qaeda’s leadership was killed Sunday in a suicide bombing linked by some to an Al Qaeda breakaway group, opposition activists said. The attack in the northern city of Aleppo...
  • Israeli warplanes strike targets near Lebanon-Syria border

    BEIRUT—Israeli warplanes struck targets late Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to news and official accounts, but there were conflicting reports about whether the areas hit were on Syrian or Lebanese soil. The official Lebanese...
  • Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
  • Car bomb, mortar rounds kill at least 50 people in Syria

    At least 50 people were killed and scores injured Tuesday in Syria during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and the central city of Homs, the state media and a pro-opposition monitor reported. The...
  • More than 50 killed in Syria in string of attacks

    More than 50 killed in Syria in string of attacks
    More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in Syria on Tuesday during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and Homs, according to official and activist accounts. The deadliest strike was a car...
  • Syrian airstrike on Aleppo school kills students, others

    Syrian airstrike on Aleppo school kills students, others
    An elementary school in the Syrian city of Aleppo was struck by a missile from a government jet Wednesday morning, killing at least 19 people, most of them children, opposition activists said. Hundreds of students from various schools in the...
  • Government airstrikes kill 40 in Aleppo, Syria

    Government airstrikes kill 40 in Aleppo, Syria
    At least 40 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday when government forces dropped barrel bombs on a busy market, according to opposition activists. The bombs, dropped in quick succession from several military helicopters, tore...
  • Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children

    Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children
    A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, state media reported Friday. The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides in the country's civil war that have caused escalating...