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Syria Slams 'American Hysteria' About Chemical Weapons

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country's northwest on Saturday, while opposition forces assaulted a string...

White House: Syria Chemical Weapons Evidence Not 'Airtight'

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

* Obama talks tough while taking cautious line * Says "confirmation" still needed for conclusive proof * White House min...

Doctors At Syrian Refugee Camps Torn Between Delivering Babies Or Treating Cancer Patients

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 26 (Reuters) - Doctors at Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan are having to decide between ...

Syrian Officials Deny Regime Used Chemical Weapons

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition groups called Friday for international action after the Obama administration said U.S. intelligence indicates Preside...

Hezbollah's Role In Syrian Quagmire Grows

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BAALBEK, Lebanon, April 26 (Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have ...

Hagel: Syria Likely Used Chemical Weapons

AP | JULIE PACE and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence indicates Syrian President Bashar Assad has twice used deadly chemical wea...

Syrian Troops Deal Major Blow To Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After five weeks of battle, Syrian government troops captured a strategic town near Damascus, cutting an arms route for rebels trying t...

Minaret Of Landmark Aleppo Mosque Destroyed

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The 11th-century minaret of a famed mosque that towered over the narrow stone alleyways of Aleppo's old quarter collapsed Wednesday as ...

Syrian Rockets Strike Inside Lebanon

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT — As fighting rages just across the border, Lebanese are giving signs of joining the battle on rival sides of Syria's civil war – S...

Hundreds Feared Dead In Damascus

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After watching much of Syria's territory slip into rebel hands, President Bashar Assad's regime is focusing on the basics: shoring up i...

Heavy Clashes Near Syria-Lebanon Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by pro-government gunmen captured at least one village in heavy fighting Sunday in a strategic area near the Leban...

U.S. May Provide Non-Lethal Military Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) - The United States plans to provide about $100 million in new non-lethal aid to the...

Syrian Government Official Assassinated In Damascus

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — An artillery shell slammed into a pickup truck, killing nine members of a family during fierce fighting on Friday in Syria as U.S. offi...

U.S. Troops Could Push Jordan Deeper Into Syria Conflict

Agence France Presse | Ahmad Khatib | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

Jordan is being dragged into Syria's conflict as more and more US troops head to Amman, analysts say, amid a warning by Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

Rebels Overrun Army Base In Central Syria

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a military base in the strategic Homs province on Thursday as opposition fighters fought to expand territory und...

Syrian Rocket Attack Kills Women, Children

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A government rocket attack killed at least 12 people in a village in central Syria Wednesday, while rebels battled regime forces over two ke...

Syrian Troops Ambush Rebels

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country's northwest killed at least 20 people Saturday, shattering store fronts, setting...

Syria Fighting Rages Near Lebanon Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

AL-QASR, LEBANON — Syrian soldiers backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of strategic hilltop villages near the Lebanese border on Frid...

Rebels Set Up Own Courts In Syria's Aleppo

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

Mohammed has just left court and proudly displays a document, complete with official seal, attesting to his ownership of a shop in Syria's northern ci...

Christina Wilkie

Key OWS Figure To Lobby For Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Syrian opposition movement have hired a top Occupy Wall Street activist as their U.S. lobbyist, according to registration...

Obama: Situation In Syria At 'Critical Juncture'

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the situation in Syria has reached, in his words, a "critical juncture." A civil war that has raged in...

Assad Troops Storm Town, At Least 45 Dead

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT, April 11 (Reuters) - At least 45 Syrians were killed, some of them in cold blood, after troops stormed the contested town of Sanamein in the...

Army Vet Accused In Syria Fighting To Stay Jailed

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An al-Qaida affiliate operating among Syrian rebels wanted a Phoenix man fighting alongside them to serve as their face to the...

Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 15 In Damascus

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — A suicide car bomber struck Monday in the financial heart of Syria's capital, killing at least 15 people, damaging the nearby ...

Syria Fighting Rages On In Aleppo

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian government airstrike on a heavily contested neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday killed at least 15 people,...