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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3

    Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Presidential elections will be held in Syria on June 3, the government announced Monday, even as a mortar barrage on the capital highlighted the relentless violence in the country. President Bashar Assad is expected to run and...
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says

    BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday┬ádeadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The...
  • Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

    BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...
  • 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...
  • Lebanon roads reopen after tense protests, clashes over Syria

    BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as...
  • Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence

    Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Tensions between Israel and Syria remained high Wednesday, with stern warnings and mutual accusations following the recent eruption of violence along their border. Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets hours...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'

    U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'
    IRBID, Jordan — The Free Syrian Army commander, head of a moderate rebel force fighting just across the border in southern Syria, watched helplessly for months as better-funded Islamist militant groups peeled off half the 2,000 fighters from his...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

    ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
  • Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks

    GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago. The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...