More Syria Articles

  • Syria-linked sectarian clash in Lebanon kills 3

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese police say sectarian clashes linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria have killed at least three people overnight in the northern city of Tripoli. Violence related to Syria's conflict frequently breaks out between two impoverished rival neighborhoods in Tripoli, one...

  • Syrian troops capture famed Crusader castle

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops captured a famed Crusader castle near the border with Lebanon on Thursday, running the two-starred government flag high above the stone ramparts of the 12th century fortress after days of intense clashes with rebel fighters. Lebanese private broadcaster Al-Mayadeen...

  • Syria terror suspect seized in Detroit renews homegrown terror fears

    A Lebanese-American man nabbed in Detroit on charges that he was on his way to fight for Hezbollah and Syria is raising new concerns about trained jihadists hiding in the United States and the possibility they will turn their fire on America, according to officials and Hill leaders.

  • Israeli airstrikes escalate tensions with Syria

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades. The airstrikes came in retaliation for a roadside bombing a...

  • Syrian troops capture village near Lebanon border

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops pressed an offensive near the Lebanese border on Wednesday, capturing a village from rebels whose forces appear to be collapsing along a key central front, state media and activists said. Ras al-Ayyn was the latest area in the Qalamoun region to fall to...

  • Watchdog: 45 percent of Syrian chemicals removed

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The world's chemical weapons watchdog says more than 45 percent of the raw materials for Syria's poison gas and nerve agent program slated for destruction outside the country have been shipped out. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...

  • U.S. suspends consular relations with Syria; orders all non-U.S. personnel out

    Daniel Rubinstein, President Obama's newly appointed special envoy for Syria, announced the decision in a statement Tuesday afternoon. It comes three years after the beginning of the bloody civil war that has killed more than 130,000 people.

  • Northeastern senators want better Syria plan

    U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on President Obama to develop a stronger strategy for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

  • Your nose could save your life

    My dear grandma Cora always grew geraniums -- red geraniums, to be specific. Nearly every time I went to went to visit her she had pots of them flowering outside the front door. I would gently stroke the leaves and breathe in that unmistakable geranium smell. To this day I love the smell of...

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