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  • 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...
  • Short Syrian truce in Homs suburb, could presage longer cease-fire

    Short Syrian truce in Homs suburb, could presage longer cease-fire
    A temporary cease-fire between Syrian rebel fighters and government forces has been declared in an opposition-held suburb of Homs, according to pro-government and opposition sources. The truce in Waer, which had been under government siege for six...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama will explain 'interventionist' foreign policy at West Point

    Obama will explain 'interventionist' foreign policy at West Point
    After months of running his foreign policy like a firefighter responding to alarms, President Obama is worried that Americans don't understand his overall approach and plans to launch a campaign to explain it over the coming months. The president will...
  • Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'

    The Jordanian government expelled Syria's ambassador on Monday for statements critical of the kingdom's support of Syrian rebels. Jordan's state news agency, Petra News, reported that the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sabaah Al-Rafi'i, sent a...
  • Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists

    Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists
    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...
  • Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City

    Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City
    Wary of looters and anxious to get back home, the displaced residents of the war-battered Old City have been filing back into their bombed-out neighborhoods. They push baby strollers and drag suitcases to be used in an epic salvage operation. At times,...
  • What Americans really want in a foreign policy

    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...
  • Syria's rocky road to a free press

    Syria's rocky road to a free  press
    Laith Halabi paced the dark streets of Aleppo looking for a person to interview. The wiry young journalist with the independent Shahba Press news agency worried that no one would agree to a man-on-the-street, even on the innocuous topic of a...