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  • Lawmakers, Armenians urge U.S. to investigate attack on Syrian city

    Lawmakers, Armenians urge U.S. to investigate attack on Syrian city
    WASHINGTON – For Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the attack on a Syrian town that is home to descendants of the Armenian genocide was a painful reminder of the past. "I can’t help but think, 'Here we are again,'" said Eshoo, whose grandparents...
  • Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash

    Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash
    AMMAN, Jordan -- The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was under heavy police presence and restricted access Sunday, a day after stone-throwing Syrian refugees clashed with anti-riot police, leaving one resident shot to death, according to official and media...
  • 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...
  • Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria

    Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria
    BEIRUT —A series of mortar shells fired by rebels killed six children and injured 16 others Thursday in and around the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to Syria’s official news agency. Rebels based in the capital’s outskirts...
  • Spanish journalists freed after six months in captivity in Syria

    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,...
  • Obama weighs sending shoulder-fired missiles to Syrian rebels

    Obama weighs sending shoulder-fired missiles to Syrian rebels
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama is weighing whether to allow shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to be shipped to moderate factions of the Syrian opposition, possibly with help from the Saudi government, a U.S. official said Friday. Obama...
  • 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

    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....
  • Syrian opposition fails to win country's Arab League seat

    Syrian opposition fails to win country's Arab League seat
    BEIRUT -- Syria’s main opposition political group was rebuffed Wednesday by the Arab League, which denied the group's request to occupy Syria’s seat in the 22-member body. The organization recognized the Syrian National Coalition as the...
  • Next test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis

    Next test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis
    President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia this week. Based on what I hear from key Saudis, he is in for a rough reception. Rarely have the Saudis been more skeptical about the United States, and if the president is to affect Saudi behavior, it is...
  • Cousin of Syria's President Assad reportedly killed by rebels

    Cousin of Syria's President Assad reportedly killed by rebels
    BEIRUT -- A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad was killed by Islamist rebels during fighting near the Turkish border crossing of Kasab, the state news agency reported Sunday. The official Syrian Arab News Agency identified the dead kinsman as Hilal...