| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:51 AM
WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:20 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian forces have overrun a strategic rebel stronghold close to the Lebanese border, the military said Sunday, in the latest battlefield victory for the government of President Bashar Assad.
The official news service reported that Syrian...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:37 PM
ARSAL, Lebanon — The battle is not going well for rebels dug in across the nearby brown hills in Syria, where pro-government forces were closing in Saturday on the opposition stronghold of Yabroud.
Syrian insurgents and their many supporters on...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:24 PM
BEIRUT — As indications mounted that Syrian President Bashar Assad will seek reelection, the government lashed out Friday at a United Nations mediator who said an election could doom U.N.-sponsored peace talks meant to end the 3-year-old civil war....
| Feb 7, 2014
For some children in Syria, the civil war is a particular kind of hell. The details of a United Nations report released last week are chilling and gut-wrenching, and go far beyond the kind of civilian slaughter that accompanies shelling of residential...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:42 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria -- An agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians trapped in the battle-scarred remnants of the Old City of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, the state news agency reported Thursday.
The accord would also allow the delivery of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is hard to muster the resolve for another military intervention, this time against Syria, whose dictator used chemical weapons against his own people.
We're told that allowing the Syrian...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:45 PM
BEIRUT — After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday.
The seizure of Zara, close to the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict.
The men identify themselves as “Wino”...
| Mar 4, 2014
"Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:59 PM
BEIRUT — A well-known Syrian rebel commander who was close to Al Qaeda’s leadership was killed Sunday in a suicide bombing linked by some to an Al Qaeda breakaway group, opposition activists said.
The attack in the northern city of Aleppo...