| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive.
Jordan's lower house of parliament threatened "grave consequences" if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh,...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Syria has seen damage to hundreds of historically significant cultural heritage sites since the outbreak of war three years ago, according to a new report released this week by the United Nations. The study finds that 290 culturally important areas in the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan.
But there was no funeral.
They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said.
The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Supporters of Islamic State militants appealed via social media this week for the execution of a Jordanian pilot whom the group captured after his plane crashed in Syria on Christmas Eve.
Those using the Twitter hashtag "Suggest a way to kill the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Syrian rebels detonated a large bomb in a tunnel beneath the Old City of Aleppo, killing and wounding numerous soldiers, according to residents and opposition activists.
Residents described a huge blast that reverberated across the city after the Syrian...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 6:30 PM
A line of cars stood at this frigid mountain border crossing on Monday, waiting for families and friends arriving from neighboring Syria — if they came at all.
“It’s a tragic situation on the other side. We’re being treated like...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Despite claims by activists that U.S. and allied Arab airstrikes killed up to two dozen civilians this week in Syria, a Pentagon official said the initial damage assessment did not confirm any civilian casualties.
Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:50 PM
U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The United States and Arab partners conducted eight airstrikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Sunday and Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said.