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  • Marco Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike U.S.

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world — or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of...

  • Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said. Homs is the last chief stronghold for rebels in central Syria,...

  • Albanian arrested for alleged Syria recruitment

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly recruiting men to enlist with Muslim rebel groups fighting in Syria. A police statement said the suspect was taken into custody Tuesday and will face charges of recruiting for terrorist activities....

  • More chemicals shipped out of Syria

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has to ratchet up its movement of raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents if it is to meet deadlines for destroying the stockpile. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...

  • Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

    MAALOULA, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever tightening noose. The near total collapse of...

  • 2 teenagers leave Austria, seek to fight in Syria

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they are conducting an international search for two teenage girls who left farewell letters announcing plans to "fight for Islam" in Syria. Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger says two identical letters left by the 15- and 16-year olds say "we have gone to...

  • Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far "unsubstantiated," adding that the United States was trying to establish what really happened before it considers a response. Both...

  • Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

    BEIRUT (AP) — Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons. What exactly happened Friday in Kfar...

  • Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

    BEIRUT (AP) — For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's Beirut apartment. Dani was 30 when he was detained by Syrian...

  • Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

    BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said battles raged Friday for a second day in...

  • Syria chemical destruction deadline still possible

    ROTA, Spain (AP) — If Syria can remove all its ingredients for making poison gas and nerve agent from the country by the end of the month, an ambitious June 30 deadline for destroying the chemicals should be met, a spokesman for the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday. It remains...

  • Iran sends Syria 30,000 tons of food supplies

    BEIRUT (AP) — Iran delivered 30,000 tons of food supplies to Syria on Tuesday to help the government deal with shortages due to the civil war, state media said. As the announcement came that the massive shipment arrived at a Mediterranean port, state TV also reported that government forces...

  • Gunman kills Dutch priest in Syrian city of Homs

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A beloved, elderly Dutch priest who made headlines this year with a desperate plea for aid for civilians trapped in the besieged Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday by a masked gunman who shot him at his monastery, the latest attack targeting Christian clergymen...

  • Hezbollah: Danger to Syria's president eliminated

    BEIRUT (AP) — The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper. In an interview with daily newspaper As-Safir, Hassan Nasrallah also said the threat of bombings in...



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