The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists said..
The spiraling refugee crisis from Syria's civil war could pose a serious threat to Lebanon's security and destabilize the entire region unless donors quickly provide the unfunded 70 percent of the $3.74 billion needed for emergency needs..
Rebels in the north and east of Syria have vowed to lay down their arms if they don’t receive help to fight Al-Qaedasplinter group ISIS, as an offensive by a leading Islamist faction targets the militants in the Ghouta..
Waving photos of President Bashar Assad and dancing with flags, tens of thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to Assad as they voted Tuesday in a presidential election that..
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Tuesday denounced the "fake" presidential election in Syria, saying it would not help resolve the bloody conflict in any way..
NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen dismissed presidential elections in Syria as a "farce" Tuesday, saying they did not meet international standards..
President Barack Obama, stung by criticism of his foreign policy in general and on Syria in particular, has promised more aid to moderate rebels but added a somber note of caution – there is “no military solution..
Syrian activists say rebels have blown up a tunnel packed with explosives in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 20 pro-government fighters..
Lebanon’s Interior Ministry Saturday asked Syrian refugees to refrain from entering Syria starting June 1 or risk losing their refugee status. The new decision comes as part of the government’s..
The UN Security Council is expected to vote next week on a resolution to haul Syria before the International Criminal Court, although the measure is likely to fail because of opposition from Russia and China..
The UN Security Council should impose a ceasefire to end the bloodshed in Syria, Qatar's foreign minister said Monday, accusing the Damascus regime of using poison gas against rebel-held areas..
The leader of the Syrian opposition-in-exile opened a week of meetings and public appearances in the U.S. capital Wednesday with an impassioned call for weapons to help rebels defeat the regime’s well-armed military..
The European Union joined international condemnation of Syria's plan to hold a presidential election on June 3, saying Tuesday the vote would lack credibility while the country remains at war..
Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its chemical weapons, the global chemical watchdog said on Tuesday, amid new claims that Damascus may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month..
The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached “almost one million,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, while pledging to keep accepting those fleeing the war..
Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media..
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday that a deal between trapped fighters and civilians in Homs city and the Syrian authorities had broken down, as government forces appeared close to retaking the besieged opposition area..
The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said..
A threatened, but averted, American missile strike to punish Syria's government for a chemical weapons attack last summer would not have been powerful enough to change the course in the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said..
The head of Syria's opposition National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, is to hold talks later this month in China, a Syrian government ally, his office said on Tuesday..
Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday, showing footage of an apparently unconscious man lying on a bed and being treated by medics..
President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. official said Friday, as Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia's king that the U.S. is not taking too..
Syria has failed to comply with a UN resolution calling for unimpeded humanitarian access to civilians throughout the country, the Human Rights Watch group said..
SYRIANS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF REBELS’ COASTAL OFFENSIVE
Friday demonstrations of support for a rebel offensive underway in Latakia province near the border with Turkey accompanied fierce fighting around Syria, as the regime and insurgents traded progress on the multiple fronts..
Rebels seized a prison outside the city where Syria's uprising began three years ago this month and freed dozens of inmates, activists said on Wednesday..
A U.N. panel investigating human rights abuses in Syria has identified those responsible for crimes including hostage-taking, torture and executions and has put their names on a list of people..
Syria has suffered damage estimated at $31 billion as a result of its three-year civil war, Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has said, a figure nearly equivalent to its GDP..
Over 146,000 people, more than a third of them civilians, have been killed in Syria's uprising-turned-civil war which enters its fourth year this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.
Syria's parliament unanimously approved a new election law Thursday allowing multiple candidates to run for president, opening the door - at least in theory - to other potential contenders besides President Bashar Assad..
The international mediator on Syria warned Thursday that if Damascus holds a presidential election, it would jeopardize efforts to negotiate an end to the country's three-year civil war..
All sides in Syria's civil war are using shelling and siege tactics to punish civilians and big powers bear responsibility for allowing such war crimes to persist, U.N. human rights investigators said on Wednesday..
GERMANY TO DESTROY SYRIA CHEMICAL ARMS AT WWI: ERA SITE
Behind barbed wire fences at a top-security site in a German forest, workers in hazard suits will soon destroy remnants of Syrian chemical weapons of a type first tested here during World War I..
CLASHES SHATTER WEEK-OLD TRUCE IN SYRIA’S YARMOUK
Firefights and shelling rocked the Yarmouk neighborhood of southern Damascus Sunday, killing a man and breaking a weeks-old truce, said a group that monitors the Syrian conflict..
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Hezbollah’s pullout from Syria could put an end to suicide bomb attacks that have struck Lebanese areas where the group enjoys wide support..
SYRIAN TROOPS, REBELS BATTLE FOR KEY ALEPPO DISTRICT
Syrian troops battled rebels Monday over a strategic Aleppo district that could be key to securing a nearby prison and laying siege to the city's rebel-held east..
Air raids on rebel-held towns in central Syria killed 18 people on Monday, activists said, two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks..