| May 8, 2014
| 11:55 AM
A huge blast destroyed a hotel in the historic heart of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday after rebels detonated explosives in a tunnel dug beneath government lines, according to opposition and government accounts.
The explosion ripped...
| Mar 4, 2014
"Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Anti-government media activists in Syria have released a video purporting to show rebel fighters preparing the massive bomb attack Thursday that obliterated a historic building in the embattled city of Aleppo in which Syrian army soldiers were billeted....
| May 10, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Buildings, checkpoints and billboards here in the Syrian capital are festooned with fresh portraits of President Bashar Assad.
Once drab storefronts have been enlivened with new coats of paint in the national colors. Boisterous rallies exalt the...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:40 AM
An American citizen linked to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Syria carried out a suicide bombing Sunday, the militants said in a statement, adding to fears that Americans might be joining the ranks of the extremists there in increasing numbers.
| May 11, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege.
Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....
| May 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The traffic stretched for miles, bumper to bumper, as Syrian expatriates streamed to this picturesque hillside town by the thousands Wednesday to cast ballots in a presidential election whose outcome is widely seen as a foregone conclusion.
| May 3, 2014
To understand how President Obama feels about the frustrations of foreign policy in an uncooperative world, just look at his testy response to a question from a Fox News reporter last week.
Are critics wrong, the reporter asked, to say that America's...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
An explosion at a border crossing between Syria and Turkey on Thursday killed more than 40 people and left scores wounded, activists said.
The blast ripped through the Bab al-Salameh crossing about 30 miles north of the city of Aleppo. It was caused...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
On the long-militarized edges of Syria’s Old City of Homs, volunteers Monday took down walls of cinder block and brick that had long served as shields against snipers hidden in the ruins of the rebel-held ancient quarter.
“For us, the war is...