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  • Hezbollah official: Israeli strikes in Syria kill son of slain top commander, 5 other fighters

    An Israeli strike in Syria on Sunday killed the son of a slain top Hezbollah commander and at least five other fighters in a move that could ratchet up tensions with the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, which recently boasted of rockets that can hit any...
  • Russia's peace initiative for Syria falters as opposition shuns proposed talks in Moscow

    A Russian initiative to host peace talks this month between the Syrian government and its opponents appears to be unraveling as prominent Syrian opposition figures shun the prospective negotiations amid deep distrust of Moscow and concerns the talks...
  • Israel strike said to kill son of man US blamed for Beirut bombings

    JERUSALEM An Israeli helicopter strike in southern Syria on Sunday killed the son of an assassinated military leader of Hezbollah and two other commanders in the militant Lebanese group, according to officials and media reports in Lebanon. The attack...
  • Ridiculing of leaders through satire has a long history

    More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
  • UN's Syria envoy pledges new push for a political solution

    GENEVA Warning that the Islamic State is just 20 miles from Aleppo, the United Nations special envoy for Syria urged the warring sides to freeze the use of heavy weapons in and around what was once Syria's business capital as a first step toward...
  • Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

    Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released
    Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege. The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad...
  • Syrian rebels, government reach truce in last opposition-held area in central city of Homs

    Syrian rebels and government forces began observing a 10-day truce on Thursday in the last rebel-held area of the central city of Homs, marking another setback for opposition fighters, activists said. Government forces had blockaded al-Waar for some 20...
  • Assad calls Paris attacks blowback for West's support of terror

    President Bashar al-Assad said Western support for Syrian rebel groups has backfired and lies behind the attacks in Paris last week that left 17 people dead. "We have been talking about these repercussions since the beginning of the crisis in Syria,"...
  • Assad says Syria is against killing of civilians, sympathizes with families of Paris victims

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said in comments published Wednesday that his country is against the killings of civilians anywhere in the world but he also claimed that last week's Paris attacks were a result of the West's support for "terrorism.' More...
  • It can happen here -- and has

    The headlines all over on Sunday's front page gave hope that France, which has practiced just about every form of appeasement over its checkered history, glorious and inglorious, was coming fully awake to the danger that now threatened it -- and all the...
  • Iran's influence in Iraq solidifies as it eclipses US in helping fight Islamic State militants

    In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on Baghdad....