| 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 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 25, 2013
| 1:47 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 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.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Free Syrian Army rebels said they launched an offensive Thursday to retake a strategic town near the Turkish border, a day after it was seized by an Al Qaeda-linked group.
The battle over Azaz underscores the increasingly fractured state of the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:56 PM
An Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria has seized control of a strategic town near the border with Turkey after clashing with fighters from the mainstream opposition Free Syrian Army, or FSA.
The capture of Azaz puts the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Turkish authorities said Monday that they had shot down a Syrian helicopter that violated the country's airspace, news reports said.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters that Turkish fighter jets fired missiles at the helicopter after it...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:37 AM
BEIRUT — The Western-backed Syrian armed opposition on Saturday rejected as a delaying tactic a U.S.-Russian deal to destroy chemical arms stockpiles in the possession of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:58 AM
WASHINGTON — As President Obama tries to rally support in Congress for missile strikes on Syria, two longtime GOP critics who have been deeply troubled by the White House’s handling of the situation have nonetheless become the linchpin of...