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  • Syrian rebels begin evacuating the Old City of Homs

    Syrian rebels begin evacuating the Old City of Homs
    Hundreds of Syrian rebels began to evacuate the Old City of Homs on Wednesday under a deal that is a major strategic and symbolic victory for the government of President Bashar Assad. Opposition forces agreed to abandon Homs’ ancient quarter after...
  • Landmark Syrian hotel destroyed as rebels set off underground blast

    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...
  • Syrian rebels' video shows hotel-blast preparations

    Syrian rebels' video shows hotel-blast preparations
    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....
  • Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits

    Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits
    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...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave
    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....
  • Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended

    Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended
    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...
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation

     Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation
    The United Nations special representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, announced his resignation Tuesday, two years after taking on a position that he had described as "nearly impossible." The announcement of the veteran Algerian diplomat's departure...
  • Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says

    The Syrian government probably used chlorine gas on civilian populations on five occasions in April, a rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence that it says strongly suggests the government has embedded canisters of chlorine...
  • In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage

    In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage
    The Syrian city of Aleppo is suffering an extreme water shortage days after an antigovernment Islamist faction shut down two pumping stations, government officials and a pro-opposition monitoring group said. The shutdown has left more than 2 million...
  • Pope Francis begins Middle East pilgrimage

    Pope Francis begins Middle East pilgrimage
    Pope Francis landed in Jordan on Saturday, beginning a three-day Mideast pilgrimage he vowed would be religious in nature, but will inevitably reflect the region’s volatile politics. After touching down at Amman’s Queen Alia International...
  • Pope Francis arrives in Jordan with a message of peace

    Pope Francis arrives in Jordan with a message of peace
    Bearing a message of peace to a strife-torn region, Pope Francis embraced Christian pilgrims and refugees Saturday, the inaugural day of a three-day Mideast pilgrimage. The pope landed in Jordan for a sojourn he vowed would be religious in nature, but...
  • At West Point, Obama defends his moderation-based foreign policy

    With the end of the nation's longest war in sight, President Obama on Wednesday outlined his vision for a U.S. foreign policy that is skeptical of new military engagements and prepared to juggle high-tech threats, rising regional powers and terrorist...