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Syrian Civil War

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  • Pair of car bombs explode in Syrian city of Homs

    Pair of car bombs explode in Syrian city of Homs
    BEIRUT -- A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday in a busy residential district in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 100, Syria’s official media reported. The state news agency blamed the attacks...
  • Frida Ghitis: Syria remains the world's most urgent human and strategic crisis

    There's a dangerous human tendency to gradually pay less attention to crises that unfold over long periods of time. That, of course, is possible only for those whose daily lives are not directly affected. For everyone else, it creates an unconscious...
  • Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria

    BEIRUT An activist Jesuit priest who spent three years living alongside besieged civilians and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday, according to the Vatican, which said he was abducted by unidentified gunmen who beat him before...
  • Lebanon moves to quell Syria spillover violence, sends army into Tripoli

    BEIRUT Lebanese security forces on Tuesday took control of the restive northern city of Tripoli, driving out sectarian militias sympathetic to both sides of the civil war in Syria that had brought the city to the brink of chaos. The Lebanese military...
  • Frida Ghitis: Only one thing unites Arabs: rejection of Israel

    Disputes within the Arab world are nothing new, but the depth of animosity and the sheer number of fault lines, rivalries and profound strategic disagreements has reached an all-time high. The "Arab nation" has never been fully unified. With more than 20...
  • Spanish journalists freed after six months in captivity in Syria

    AMMAN, Jordan -- Two Spanish journalists taken hostage in Syria more than six months ago have been freed, their newspaper said. Javier Espinoza, a staff writer at Spain’s El Mundo daily newspaper, and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, a photographer,...
  • U.S. Increases Covert Aid In Syria

    The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria, appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening U.S. involvement in that brutal and stalemated civil war. The White...
  • Trudy Rubin: Help Syrians under siege

    When Bashar Assad's forces gassed the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh in August, the fumes penetrated Qusai Zakaria's apartment within minutes. A female neighbor knocked on his door with two unconscious children, but he couldn't breathe or talk. The 29-...
  • As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing

    As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing
    HOMS, Syria — On the ragged fringes of the Old City, aid workers, clerics and government troops stood vigil, awaiting a U.N. convoy evacuating women, children and the aged from the besieged ancient quarter of a town known to many as ground zero in...
  • President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

    ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
  • Syria ordnance disarming effort will be bigger job than Afghanistan, UN says

    GENEVA The United Nations has recorded 37,000 incidents of heavy weapons use in the three-year Syrian civil war, a staggering frequency that the top U.N. official for disarming mines and discarded munitions warns will plague civilians and humanitarian aid...