| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:04 AM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian rebel field commander was killed Monday in clashes with military forces near the southern city of Dara, according to opposition and government accounts.
One of the earliest and highest-ranking defectors in the south and a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:47 PM
An Orange County security guard accused of plotting to become an Al Qaeda operative had been enlisted to train terrorist fighters for an ambush on coalition forces in a planned December attack, federal prosecutors alleged in court Monday.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:52 PM
MADAYA, Syria (AP) — Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom last month in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him. It has been a year...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
BEIRUT — A key international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held in Geneva on Nov. 23 and 24, according to an announcement by the Arab League chief on Sunday.
But the country's warring factions are keeping up attacks, with a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law.
Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BEIRUT -- The Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday was marked with the death of more than 20 people in an explosion in the southern Syrian province of Dara, government and opposition forces said Wednesday, and rebel factions in the area announced a break with the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebel forces killed at least 190 civilians and kidnapped more than 200 others during a much-publicized offensive in the coastal province of Latakia in August, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today.
The allegations in the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
AMMAN, Jordan--A group of Islamist brigades, including the Al Qaeda-linked Nusrah Front, has taken over one of two official crossings on the 230-mile border between Syria and Jordan, according to a statement on one of the brigades' websites.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Nearly a dozen of the largest Syrian rebel groups, including one linked to Al Qaeda, have formed an Islamic alliance that could serve as the basis for a future political bloc and have denounced the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:32 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, Free Syrian Army fighters fire a rocket on government forces in Kafr Nboudah village in northern Syria. Nairobi, Kenya: Security personnel and journalists take cover as heavy gunfire erupts from the Westgate shopping...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A leader of an Al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria has been assassinated, activists said Monday, further inflaming hostilities between opposition fighters and potentially throwing into greater disarray those trying to oust President Bashar Assad.