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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border

    Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border
    BEIRUT — After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday. The seizure of Zara, close to the...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • UN says rogue Syrian rebel group ISIS should be probed for war crimes

    BEIRUT A radical offshoot of al-Qaida executed members of rival Syrian rebel groups that it had captured during brutal intra-rebel infighting in January that left more than 3,000 dead, according to United Nations investigators who are preparing...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Trudy Rubin: U.S. needs new strategy for humanitarian aid to Syria

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine should finally end the administration's fantasy that Moscow will help stop the war in Syria. And it ought to force the White House to forge a new strategy to deal with the most shocking humanitarian crisis of the century,...
  • Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine not expected to damage delicate diplomacy on Syria, Iran

    WASHINGTON Before slapping Russia with the most serious sanctions since the Cold War era, the Obama administration calculated that such a breach in bilateral relations wouldn't affect joint U.S.-Russian efforts on other urgent diplomatic initiatives,...
  • Lebanon braces for more violence as anti-Assad rebels flee key Syrian town

    BEIRUT The collapse of a rebel bastion inside Syria showed its effects inside Lebanon on Monday as rival communities rocketed one another, snipers opened fire along a critical highway near the Syrian border and at least two car bombs targeted Shiite...
  • Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold

    Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold
    BEIRUT — Syrian forces have overrun a strategic rebel stronghold close to the Lebanese border, the military said Sunday, in the latest battlefield victory for the government of President Bashar Assad. The official news service reported that Syrian...
  • Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels

    Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels
    ARSAL, Lebanon — The battle is not going well for rebels dug in across the nearby brown hills in Syria, where pro-government forces were closing in Saturday on the opposition stronghold of Yabroud. Syrian insurgents and their many supporters on...
  • 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....
  • 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...