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  • Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:10 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."

  • The Latest: MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:40 am

    BEIRUT - The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

  • American state senator meets with Syrian President Assad 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:01 pm

    BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad scored a minor, if bizarre, publicity victory Thursday, receiving a part-time state senator from America at a time when U.S. officials have repeatedly asserted Assad has lost his legitimacy to rule the war-torn country.

  • UN envoy appeals to US, Russia to help Syria peace talks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:39 pm

    GENEVA - The U.N. envoy for Syria appealed to the U.S. and Russia to intervene to help revive Syrian peace talks that sputtered to a pause Wednesday, saying a recent spike in fighting has overshadowed the talks and put an increasingly feeble truce in "great danger."

  • Cruz' ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:58 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Sen. Ted Cruz's former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country.

  • Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.

  • The Latest: Obama meeting with European leaders story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 8:51 am

    HANNOVER, Germany - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):

  • Administration: Up to 250 military personnel headed to Syria story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 7:11 pm

    AERZEN, Germany - President Barack Obama will send an additional 250 military personnel to Syria to help local forces fighting the Islamic State group, increasing to 300 the number of U.S. forces battling extremists in the war-torn country, administration officials confirmed Sunday.

  • In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-16 10:49 am

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.

  • Aid reaches besieged Syria town amid concerns for truce story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 2:18 am

    BEIRUT - The U.N. special envoy for Syria said there was "real but modest" progress in the country's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling cease-fire, as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.

  • Talks stalled, Syrian opposition to stay in Geneva next week story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 2:00 am

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

  • The Latest: Syrians thank pope for bringing them to Italy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-16-16 2:55 pm

    MYTILENE, Greece - The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to the Greek island of Lesbos (all times local):

  • Syria talks resume, chances seen as very slim amid violence 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 1:49 pm

    BEIRUT - Indirect peace talks between Syria's warring parties have resumed in Geneva to the backdrop of escalating violence in the country's north and a refusal by the Syrian government to negotiate a transitional government, a key opposition demand.

  • Heartbreak as Syrians briefly return home to IS-free Palmyra story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-15-16 1:17 pm

    PALMYRA, Syria - When Islamic State fighters overran the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra almost a year ago, Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands of terrified civilians who fled west, many escaping with just the clothes on their backs and a few belongings they could carry by hand.

  • US, Russia talking 'almost daily' on Syria military actions 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 9:12 pm

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - President Barack Obama's national security adviser says the U.S. now talks "almost daily" with Russia to ensure its military operations in Syria don't clash.

  • The Latest: Putin: Russia considers trade for Ukraine pilot story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 9:57 am

    MOSCOW - The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's marathon call-in TV show (all times local):

  • Obama claims progress on Islamic State amid worrying signs story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:56 pm

    LANGLEY, Virginia - President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains.

  • Report: 4 Iranian commandos killed in Syria 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 1:47 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that four members of the Iranian Special Forces were killed in Syria while fighting against the Islamic State group.

  • Family of US citizen released by Syria is thankful 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 3:14 am

    SEATTLE - The Seattle-area family of a U.S. citizen released from captivity by the Syrian government said they were grateful for efforts by the U.S. government over the past three years to secure his freedom.

  • US says Iran forces pulling back in Syria; others say no 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 5:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is making the case that Iran is drawing down its elite fighting force from Syria in an effort to allay fears that Tehran is using its powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria to strengthen its influence across the Middle East. Yet the Iranian government said Monday it has dispatched commandos to the war and it is still taking high-ranking casualties.

  • Syria's Palmyra: Ghost town bearing scars of IS destruction story has photos
    Updated: Apr-01-16 2:38 pm

    PALMYRA, Syria - Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic Roman ruins, as Syrian army experts carefully detonated hundreds of mines they say were planted by Islamic State militants before they fled the town.

  • Russian sappers with robots to clear mines in Palmyra story has photos
    Updated: Mar-31-16 10:36 am

    MOSCOW - Russian combat engineers arrived Thursday in Syria on a mission to clear mines in the ancient town of Palmyra, which has been recaptured from Islamic State militants in an offensive that has proven Russia's military might in Syria despite a drawdown of its warplanes.