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  • Syria presses offensive in Homs' Old City after talks break down

    Syria presses offensive in Homs' Old City after talks break down
    HOMS, Syria — The crackle of gunfire and the sound of shelling resounded in this central Syrian city Thursday as army troops pressed an offensive in the Old City after a breakdown in talks between the government and rebels. Homs, long at the heart...
  • Syria negotiator says Homs once again a 'theater of death'

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday that a deal between trapped fighters and civilians in Homs city and the Syrian authorities had broken down, as government forces appeared close to retaking the besieged...
  • Exclusive: Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons

    BEIRUT/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said. Damascus...
  • Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch

    ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurds are digging a 17-km (10-mile) trench on their border with Syria, reinforcing a political faultline between the two rival parties that dominate on either side of the frontier. Iraqi Kurdish authorities say the ditch,...
  • Jordanian jihadis returning from Syria war rattle U.S.-aligned kingdom

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian Islamist Ahmad Mahmoud fought with rebels in Syria for six weeks earlier this year, then slipped back across the border to seek treatment for a war wound - even though the authorities had warned him not to return. Within a...
  • Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. They said the chemical attack, the fourth the...
  • Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria: spokesman

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. A Jordanian...
  • Syria says vehicles hit by Jordanian Air Force are not Syrian Army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said that several vehicles destroyed by Jordanian warplanes on Wednesday do not belong to the Syrian Army. "No vehicles belonging to the Syrian Army moved towards the Jordanian border and what was targeted by the Jordanian Air...
  • Syrian opposition chief meets Chinese foreign minister in Beijing

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign minister Wang Yi met Syria's opposition leader Ahmad Jarba this week and said Beijing supported a political settlement to the Syrian conflict, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Wang said China continued to stay...
  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
  • Why poverty across the world matters to Americans

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, April 13: A child starving in South Sudan should matter to Americans. That was the message delivered last week by Nancy Lindborg, whose job at the U.S. Agency for International...
  • U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

    The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a detained 26-year-old woman who was raped, had her teeth pulled out and was beaten with electrical cables. The...