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The decision by Hezbollah to fight for the Syrian government, and the prospect that Syrian rebels might fight Hezbollah operatives in Lebanon, has alarmed the Obama administration.
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail. Activists said it was the fiercest fighting in Syria's two year-old civil war involving Hezbollah, a Shi
Turkey Wants Stepped Up US Action on Syria - Erdogan To Meet Obama at White House 5-16-13 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting with US Pres...
By Jim Finkle and Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - The Financial Times' website and Twitter feeds were hacked on Friday, renewing questions about whether the popular social media service has done enough to tighten security as cyber-attacks on the news media intensify. The Syrian Electronic Army, an online group that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was behind the incident which followed a phis
Antiship cruise missiles could make it more difficult for the United States and its allies to impose a naval embargo, establish a no-fly zone or carry out airstrikes in support of Syria’s rebels.
President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain have taken generally cautious and deliberate approaches to the Syrian conflict.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli jets devastated Syrian targets near Damascus on Sunday in a heavy overnight air raid that Western and Israeli officials called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah.
Israel would not confirm that it had carried out the airstrikes, but the four explosions near the Syrian capital demonstrated a firepower more potent than any seen before in the country’s civil war.
By Mark Felsenthal and Steve Holland SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send U.S. ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in a 2-year civil war. Obama insisted that the United States has not ruled out any options in dealing w
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel has conducted an airstrike in Syria, apparently targeting a building, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Israel aircraft bombed a target in Syria on Thursday, an Obama administration official said, as United States officials said they were weighing options that included their own airstrikes.
By Samia Nakhoul and Michael Stott DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Aid workers in Syria are struggling to navigate a lawless archipelago of armed groups to get food to Syrians trapped in a fast-intensifying civil war, the head of the World Food Programme's Syria operation says. Matthew Hollingworth said in an interview last week that WFP is trying to feed 2.5 million people every month inside Syria - a
British PM David Cameron on Friday said that growing evidence against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons was “extremely serious,” a day after the US government said it was likely the Assad regime had used them against insurgents.
Despite reports from a Christian advocacy group and Al Jazeera that two kidnapped Syrian archbishops had been freed, there was no confirmation.
As Islamists increasingly fill the ranks of Syrian rebels, President Bashar al-Assad is waging an energized campaign to persuade the United States that it is on the wrong side of the civil war.
With the aid of a group organized by an opposition figure, a young pro-Assad militia member renounces violence.
By Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) - Stripped to the waist, his face heavily bruised and a rope around his neck, the grey-haired Syrian man was led by his captors on a humiliating parade through the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. "I am an Alawite shabbiha," read slogans daubed on the bare chest of the man, referring to militias from a minority sect fighting for President Bashar al-Assad in nei