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  • Fate of starving Syrian men evacuated from Homs remains unknown

    Fate of starving Syrian men evacuated from Homs remains unknown
    HOMS, Syria — They appeared like a defeated army, gray blankets draping their shoulders, baggy clothes flowing over withered frames, faces gaunt and exhausted. At least half a dozen had lost limbs; others arrived in wheelchairs and on stretchers....
  • Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.

     Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
  • Obama Wields Magic Words, Numbers

    Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy, and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying...
  • Syria's horrific war on its own children

     Syria's horrific war on its own children
    For some children in Syria, the civil war is a particular kind of hell. The details of a United Nations report released last week are chilling and gut-wrenching, and go far beyond the kind of civilian slaughter that accompanies shelling of residential...
  • Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs

    Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- An agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians trapped in the battle-scarred remnants of the Old City of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, the state news agency reported Thursday. The accord would also allow the delivery of...
  • Show Syria, and world, we mean business

    After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is hard to muster the resolve for another military intervention, this time against Syria, whose dictator used chemical weapons against his own people.     And yet.     We're told that allowing the Syrian...
  • As Israeli doctors aid Syrians, humanitarianism trumps geopolitics

    SAFED, Israel — The 9-year-old Syrian boy with no legs wheeled himself down a bright hospital corridor, stopping to accept a pain pill from one nurse and a high-five from another. He has been here for a month, ever since a Syrian government...
  • Fragile accord raises hope for residents trapped in Syrian camp

    YARMOUK, Syria — They emerged from a dim alley called Rama Street, some carried on stretchers or pushed in wheelchairs, others dragging bulging suitcases as they looked for loved ones waiting beyond the clutch of gunmen and aid staffers. "I'm so...
  • Syria-trained U.S. militants pose threat, officials say

    Syria-trained U.S. militants pose threat, officials say
    WASHINGTON — More than 50 U.S. citizens have joined extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some have returned to America and are under FBI surveillance, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Counter-...
  • Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says

    Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says
    WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Intelligence...
  • Meet Chechclearr, the Web-savvy foreign Islamic militant in Syria

    Meet Chechclearr, the Web-savvy foreign Islamic militant in Syria
    BEIRUT — He loves sushi, AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. He could be killed at any moment but vows to marry "a beautiful, righteous Muslim girl" as soon as he finds one. He proclaims a "love for justice" but defends beheadings, battlefield...