- Battle for Syrian rebel town erases Lebanon border Updated: Mar-06-14 4:31 pm
- Car bombs in central Syria kill 17 Updated: Mar-06-14 3:51 pm
- March critical to eliminate Syria chemical weapons Updated: Mar-05-14 10:04 pm
- Israeli naval raid nabs rocket shipment Updated: Mar-05-14 4:59 pm
- US restricts travel of Syrian UN envoy Updated: Mar-05-14 4:27 pm
- Saudi, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar Updated: Mar-05-14 1:10 pm
- Syria says Israel fires shells into its territory Updated: Mar-05-14 11:19 am
- UN panel extends Syria blame to world powers Updated: Mar-05-14 9:50 am
- Israeli army fires on militants on Syrian border Updated: Mar-05-14 3:11 am
- Lebanon's political system sinks nation into debt Updated: Mar-05-14 2:08 am
- LA Police Chief says gangsters may be in Syria Updated: Mar-04-14 5:38 pm
- AP Interview: Syria chemicals deadline achievable Updated: Mar-04-14 7:19 am
- Saudi calls on all foreign fighters to leave Syria Updated: Mar-03-14 10:34 am
- Gaza public workers say Hamas not paying salaries Updated: Mar-03-14 9:14 am
- In Syria, government pursues local cease-fires Updated: Mar-01-14 12:33 pm
- From Riyadh to Beirut, fear of Syria blowback Updated: Feb-28-14 4:10 pm
- US: Syria leads human rights violations in 2013 Updated: Feb-27-14 4:24 pm
- Syria militants claim Christians agreed to pay tax Updated: Feb-27-14 2:10 pm
- Angry funeral held for man over anti-Shiite song Updated: Feb-27-14 12:37 pm
- Scenes of death in South Sudan: 'No humanity here' Updated: Feb-27-14 10:48 am
- Hillary Clinton lauds veto of Ariz. anti-gay bill Updated: Feb-26-14 11:58 pm
- Israel takes risk with airstrike on Hezbollah Updated: Feb-26-14 6:03 pm
- Germany monitors jihadis battle-hardened in Syria Updated: Feb-26-14 6:55 am
- Diplomats ponder aid to Lebanon in Syria's wake Updated: Feb-25-14 5:15 pm
- UN: Syrians to be world's biggest refugee group Updated: Feb-25-14 3:33 pm
ARSAL, Lebanon - Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold - a fight that has effectively erased the border between the two countries and underlined how Lebanon is being sucked into the civil war next door.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Car bombs in government-held districts of central Syria killed at least 17 people and wounded many others Thursday, state-media and a government official reported.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday the government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that March will be critical if the country is to totally eliminate its stockpiles by the June 30 deadline.
JERUSALEM - Israeli naval forces on Wednesday seized a ship laden with rockets allegedly bound for militants in the Gaza Strip, and officials accused Iran of orchestrating the delivery in an elaborate 5,000-mile (8,000-kilometer) journey that included covert stops across the region.
WASHINGTON - The State Department says it has imposed restrictions on the travel of Syria's ambassador to the United Nations.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain recalled their ambassadors from Qatar on Wednesday in an unusually public dispute among the clubby Western-allied Gulf Arab states, a move analysts say centers on their neighbor's support for the Muslim Brotherhood and its perceived aggressive meddling in regional conflicts.
BEIRUT - Israeli troops opened fire Wednesday on two suspected militants who were trying to plant explosives on the Jewish state's frontier with Syria, the Israeli military said. Syrian state media accused the Jewish state of targeting its forces with tank shells, and warned against such "adventures."
GENEVA - Evidence shows chemical weapons used in two attacks came from the Syrian government's stockpiles, a panel of U.N. investigators said Wednesday in a new report that needled world powers as deserving some of the blame for the country's atrocities because of their inaction.
JERUSALEM - Israeli troops opened fire Wednesday on two suspected militants as they were trying to plant an explosive device along the frontier with Syria, the military said, blaming the incident on the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group.
BEIRUT - Lebanese politicians are looking for tens of millions of dollars in aid at a Paris conference on Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and world diplomats to help their country cope with a flood of refugees from neighboring Syria's civil war. But while authorities plead for cash, Lebanon's house is hardly in order.
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says two men claiming to be fighting in Syria are gang members who were deported.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch diplomat leading an international mission to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program said Tuesday the pace of removing chemicals from the civil war-torn country is picking up and an end-of-June deadline for total destruction of the program is still achievable.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has called for the withdrawal of all foreign fighters from Syria and is demanding they face international justice if they committed war crimes there.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian civil servants called on the Gaza Strip's Hamas government Monday to pay them full salaries, the clearest sign yet that Egypt's blockade of the territory is making it increasingly difficult for the Islamic militants to govern.
BEIRUT - In one besieged neighborhood after another, weary rebels have turned over their weapons to the Syrian government in exchange for an easing of suffocating blockades that have prevented food, medicine and other staples from reaching civilians trapped inside.
BISARIYEH, Lebanon - The once-tranquil, religiously mixed village of Bisariyeh is seething: Two of its young men who fought alongside the rebels in Syria recently returned home radicalized and staged suicide bombings in Lebanon.
WASHINGTON - A chemical weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.
AMMAN, Jordan - Militant fighters should not impose an Islamic tax on Christians in Syria, a radical Jordanian preacher facing terrorism charges said Thursday, days after an al-Qaida breakaway group in Syria claimed Christian leaders under its control agreed to pay the tax in return for protection.
BEIRUT - Angry mourners gathered in Beirut to bury a Sunni man, rumored to be the singer of a tune urging violent death upon Shiites, in the latest manifestation of how the war in neighboring Syria has inflamed hatreds in Lebanon that now extend even to music.
MALAKAL, South Sudan - House after house has been burned to the ground. Hospital patients have been shot by armed rebels while lying in their beds. Dozens of corpses litter the streets.
CORAL GABLES, Florida - Hillary Rodham Clinton lauded Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a bill Wednesday that set off a national debate over gay rights.
JERUSALEM - Israel has opened a new front in its attempts to halt weapons smuggling to Hezbollah, striking one of the group's positions inside Lebanon for the first time since the sides fought a war eight years ago.
BERLIN - German security services are monitoring about a dozen Islamic extremists who have returned from fighting in Syria and are considered potential terror threats.
WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. official says a coalition of international diplomats and bankers will meet over a political and humanitarian crisis looming in Lebanon as it struggles with spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.
UNITED NATIONS - Syrians could soon overtake Afghans as the world's biggest refugee population, with their numbers expected to pass 4 million by year's end, a top U.N. official said Tuesday.