- UK halts non-lethal aid to Syria Updated: Dec-11-13 12:36 pm
- Germany monitoring 17 fighters returned from Syria Updated: Dec-11-13 12:07 pm
- Syrian refugees in Lebanon bundle up against storm Updated: Dec-11-13 11:50 am
- News outlets urge Syria rebels to halt abductions Updated: Dec-11-13 11:50 am
- Cameron: UK must remain engaged on Syria Updated: Dec-11-13 9:46 am
- Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize Updated: Dec-10-13 5:27 pm
- Croatia mulls Syrian chemical weapons destruction Updated: Dec-10-13 2:08 pm
- UN to deliver relief supplies to Syria via Iraq Updated: Dec-10-13 12:01 pm
- UN eyes Montreux for Syria peace conference Updated: Dec-10-13 11:21 am
- Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts' Updated: Dec-10-13 11:15 am
- 2 Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria Updated: Dec-10-13 9:49 am
- Yardsmart: Shrines are a divine way to add spirituality... Updated: Dec-09-13 3:21 pm
- Delays possible in Syria chemicals weapons mission Updated: Dec-09-13 10:40 am
- Syrian opposition gets lessons in negotiating Updated: Dec-09-13 8:55 am
- AP Exclusive: Accusations dog Russian copter deal Updated: Dec-09-13 3:17 am
- Seizure of nuns stokes Syrian Christian fears Updated: Dec-08-13 12:32 pm
- AP Exclusive: Rough ride for US-Russia copter deal Updated: Dec-07-13 4:12 pm
- Iraqi FM warns of jihadi 'emirate' in Syria Updated: Dec-07-13 10:10 am
- Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf Updated: Dec-07-13 3:28 am
- UK foreign secretary seeks to reassure Gulf allies Updated: Dec-06-13 3:21 pm
- All Syrian chemical weapons munitions destroyed Updated: Dec-06-13 12:44 pm
- Cyr: Iran accord underscores Turkey's importance Updated: Dec-06-13 11:20 am
- Syrian refugees flee for safety through the desert Updated: Dec-05-13 5:30 pm
- Bad security could delay Syria weapons transfer Updated: Dec-04-13 7:25 pm
- EU warns about threat of foreign fighters in Syria Updated: Dec-04-13 1:33 pm
BEIRUT - The United States and Britain said Wednesday they were suspending delivery of all non-lethal military aid destined for rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's forces in northern Syria, citing fears the aid could fall into the hands of al-Qaida linked militants.
BERLIN - German authorities say they are monitoring the activities of 17 Islamic extremists who have returned to Germany after fighting in Syria.
MARJ, Lebanon - A blustery storm dropped torrential rain and snow on Lebanon and Jordan on Wednesday, forcing aid agencies to scramble to distribute desperately needed winter supplies like blankets and plastic tarps to Syrian refugees who have sought safe haven in the countries.
BEIRUT - Major international news organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the armed opposition in Syria Wednesday, calling for urgent action against rebel groups increasingly targeting journalists for kidnappings.
LONDON - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against the idea that all of Syria's opposition is extremist and stressed the need to continue working with its moderate members.
OSLO, Norway - Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.
ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia is considering taking part in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, but only if there is no opposition from the public, the Adriatic country's prime minister said Tuesday.
GENEVA - U.N. officials say relief agencies will airlift aid to Syria from Iraq for the first time using a new "humanitarian corridor."
GENEVA - Organizers are considering moving the opening of January's Syria peace conference to the other end of Lake Geneva because of a luxury watch fair.
GENEVA - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
BEIRUT - The families of two Spanish journalists abducted in Syria by an al-Qaida linked group nearly three months ago appealed publicly for their release Tuesday, after failing to make contact with the captors via intermediaries.
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OSLO, Norway - The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning watchdog leading the mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons says there may be delays in transporting the chemicals out of the country.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Tucked away in a stately mansion in The Hague, members of the Syrian opposition in exile have been given lessons in how to get what they want at crucial peace talks next year in Geneva.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.
DAMASCUS - Syrian Christians offered prayers Sunday for a group of more than a dozen nuns and orphanage workers held by rebels for nearly a week, fueling fears in the minority community that they are being targeted by extremists among the fighters seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.
WASHINGTON - The deal looked sketchy from the start.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Iraq's top diplomat warned Saturday that the "toxic" proliferation of extremist groups among Syria's rebels raises the prospect of a jihadist-ruled territory at the heart of the region.
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Britain's top diplomat voiced his country's strong commitment to the security of the Gulf states on Friday, seeking to reassure wary Arab allies in the wake of last month's nuclear deal with their regional rival Iran.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The international chemical weapons watchdog announced Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria's unfilled munitions - another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons program by mid-2014.
12-06-13 - The international agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear program has generated anxiety in Israel and elsewhere. Middle East uncertainty underscores the growing importance of Turkey, a democracy with strong ties to both Iran and the West.
EASTERN JORDAN - As evening gathers across a desert plain in eastern Jordan, 80-year-old Muteea Talaa stands with 200 other starved, cold and wet refugees on the Syrian side of a muddy ditch marking the border between the two countries, waiting for a signal from a Jordanian army patrol to cross over.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Wednesday that preparations are on track to move the most dangerous chemical agents from sites in the war-torn country to the port of Latakia, but there are serious security issues on key roads.
BRUSSELS - The European Union's anti-terror chief will tell EU interior ministers on Thursday about the "major security threat" that the increase of foreign fighters in Syria poses.