| 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....
| 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.
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Nish L. Nalbandian is a freelance photographer based in Denver. He has traveled and photographed extensively around the world, mostly via motorcycle, over the last several years. In 2009, he rode a motorcycle from San Diego to Cairo (via cargo ship and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:39 PM
BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.
The bloodshed marks a serious...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Some members of the Syrian opposition disputed reports Wednesday that an alliance of government troops and Hezbollah fighters had driven rebel forces out of the strategic town of Qusair.
While acknowledging that the government had captured a key portion...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) paid a surprise visit to Syria on Monday and spoke with rebel leaders allied with the Free Syrian Army about the ongoing conflict with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
McCain’s office confirmed his visit...
| Apr 8, 2012
The interventionist liberals of the Obama administration were a doleful bunch last week. It was the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo, when a Bosnian Serb army battered a city full of civilians with artillery while the United States issued...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The families of seven Iranians abducted in the Syrian city of Homs in December staged a rally outside of the U.N. office in Tehran on Wednesday to draw attention to their plight during a visit by U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan....
| May 8, 2012
| 4:38 PM
As the death toll continues to tick upward in Syria, some Syrians opposed to the government have grown impatient with the United Nations monitors sent to bear witness to its peace plan....
| Apr 8, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Syrian authorities will not withdraw forces from Syrian cities without written guarantees from opposition groups that they lay down their arms and halt attacks, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday reported by news services....