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  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security.
  • 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 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...

    U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

    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...

    Passings: Patrick Seale

    Patrick Seale Patrick Seale, 83, a veteran British journalist whose books established him as the leading expert on modern Syria, died Friday in London, according to family and friends. He had been diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Seale is best...