| 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:59 PM
BEIRUT — The shooting death this week of a rebel commander in northern Syria — apparently at the hands of an Al Qaeda-linked militant faction — has exposed tension between the disparate forces fighting to oust President Bashar Assad....