- Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon Updated: Dec-04-13 11:53 am
- UN: 250,000 besieged in Syria, beyond reach of aid Updated: Dec-03-13 3:52 pm
- UN: Syria crimes evidence 'indicates' Assad role Updated: Dec-02-13 3:54 pm
- US to destroy Syrian chemical weapons Updated: Nov-30-13 3:32 pm
- US: American fighters in Syria a security risk Updated: Nov-30-13 1:36 pm
- Syria talks aim to build on momentum of Iran deal Updated: Nov-25-13 5:41 pm
- White House hopes talks will end Assad regime Updated: Nov-25-13 1:47 pm
- Lebanon pushed to edge - but, somehow, not over it Updated: Nov-21-13 1:00 pm
- EU president says no military solution in Syria Updated: Nov-21-13 9:23 am
- Funerals held in Lebanon for Iran Embassy victims Updated: Nov-20-13 3:37 pm
- UN to Syria: Stop blocking aid convoys Updated: Nov-19-13 4:53 pm
- Lebanon blasts: Q&A about why they happened Updated: Nov-19-13 1:40 pm
- Albania refuses to accept Syria's chemical weapons Updated: Nov-15-13 5:41 pm
- Norway to send ships to Syria to ferry weapons out Updated: Nov-14-13 12:09 pm
- Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria Updated: Nov-14-13 8:31 am
- Pentagon ending buys of Russian-made helicopters Updated: Nov-13-13 5:52 pm
- AP Exclusive: Syria rebels recruit at refugee camp Updated: Nov-11-13 2:27 pm
- Journalists in Syria face growing risk of kidnap Updated: Nov-09-13 1:03 pm
- US Navy carrier departing Persian Gulf region Updated: Nov-08-13 1:32 pm
- Look at opponents of nuclear deal-making with Iran Updated: Nov-08-13 10:38 am
- Syrian opposition mulls talks with government Updated: Nov-07-13 2:48 pm
BEIRUT - Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's garage Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group's security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria.
UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 250,000 people in besieged communities in Syria remain beyond the reach of aid, the U.N, humanitarian chief said Tuesday in a closed-door Security Council briefing that one member called "chilling."
GENEVA - A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's government will try to move the most lethal components of its chemical weapons program to a port city by the end of the year, and the U.S. has offered to pick up and destroy the hazardous material at an offshore facility, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Syrian officials said Saturday.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
BEIRUT - Within 24 hours of an interim deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program, world powers raised hopes Monday for the first face-to-face talks to end the Syrian civil war as the United Nations called the warring parties to the table.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House is expressing hope that newly announced Syrian peace talks will bring new leadership to the war-torn country.
BEIRUT - By nearly all measures, Lebanon should have long ago buckled under the weight of Syria's civil war.
BEIJING - The conflict in Syria cannot be resolved by military means and the EU is working hard to bring about a negotiated political solution, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said Thursday.
BEIRUT - Undeterred by a devastating suicide attack that rocked the Iranian Embassy in Beirut a day earlier, hundreds of Hezbollah supporters pumped their fists in the air Wednesday and vowed eternal allegiance to the Lebanese Shiite militant group as they buried victims from the bombing.
UNITED NATIONS - The General Assembly's human rights committee demanded Tuesday that Syria's government immediately allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to areas throughout the country that need it most and stop hampering distribution with "bureaucratic impediments and other obstacles."
BEIRUT - A pair of suicide bombers targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, killing some two dozen people and leaving corpses, puddles of blood and burning cars strewn across an upscale, Shiite-dominated neighborhood of the capital.
TIRANA, Albania - The mission to destroy Syria's poison gas stockpile was dealt a serious blow Friday when Albania refused to host the destruction, but the global chemical weapons watchdog said it is still confident it can eradicate the arsenal outside Syria by the middle of next year.
WASHINGTON - Norway on Thursday became the first country to confirm it will send military servicemen to Syria and help the U.N. eliminate the Assad government's chemical weapons arsenal.
BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group showed up at a Shiite religious ceremony in southern Beirut on Thursday, vowing to keep his fighters in neighboring Syria as long as needed to shore up President Bashar Assad's struggle against Syria's rebels.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department said Wednesday it is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that has supplied Syrian President Bashar Assad's military forces with arms and ammunition.
ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan - In a makeshift mosque in a trailer in this sprawling camp for Syrian refugees, a preacher appeals to worshippers to join their countrymen in the fight to topple President Bashar Assad. In another corner of the Zaatari camp, two men draped in the Syrian rebel flag call on refugees through loudspeakers to sign up for military training.
BEIRUT - Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria - held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is bringing an aircraft carrier home from the Persian Gulf region, the Defense Department said Friday, after keeping two of the warships there for months as the Obama administration considered a military strike on Syria.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran wants U.S.-led sanctions rolled back, and Western nations and others seek to limit Iran's ability to enrich uranium to levels that could lead it closer to producing nuclear weapons. But negotiators face resistance from Western allies such as Israel and Gulf states toward any pact that keeps Iran's nuclear program generally intact and dissent within Iran from hard-liners opposing any nuclear concessions or diplomatic outreach to Washington.
BEIRUT - Syria's main Western-backed opposition group is considering an invitation for informal meetings involving Syrian government representatives in Moscow that would focus on establishing humanitarian corridors, opposition figures confirmed Thursday.