| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:52 PM
BEIRUT -- Mohammed Subhi Abed, a soft-spoken man of 43, says he was working for the opposition Free Syria News radio station in the northern city of Raqqa when masked gunmen burst into the offices in June and confiscated all of the laptops and satellite...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have made significant advances in recent weeks, as the opposition continues to fragment and finds itself increasingly on the defensive, according to activists and government officials.
| 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 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 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 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — Rebel Col. Abduljabbar Aqidi was at his desk in a repurposed school when an assistant came in and slipped him a piece of paper about his plans for the evening.
"Should we go to this operations room, or this one?" the assistant...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
BEIRUT — A day after the United Nations unveiled a January date for long-anticipated Syrian peace talks, the head of the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army said Tuesday that his group had no intention of attending unless it was guaranteed that President...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A day after rebel forces largely retook a predominantly Christian town north of the Syrian capital, the fate of 12 nuns remained unknown with both sides in the conflict blaming each other for their disappearance.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:02 PM
BEIRUT -- The United States has suspended delivery of non-lethal aid to the armed opposition in northern Syria following reports that Islamist militias had seized U.S.-provided equipment inside the country, the American Embassy in Turkey confirmed...
| Dec 15, 2013
Here's how feeble U.S. influence on the outcome of Syria's dreadful civil war has become: For the Obama administration's diplomacy to succeed, it now needs help from an armed group with the unpromising name of the Islamic Front.
That wasn't where the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:38 PM
As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Wednesday in Syria, civilians in parts of Aleppo, Homs and the Damascus suburbs remained cut off from food and aid supplies as government and rebel forces tried to besiege each other into submission.