More Syria Articles

  • 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...

  • Fueled by Syrian war, hostilities surge in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AP) — Sunni Muslim demonstrators used burning tires to close key roads across Lebanon Tuesday to protest a blockade of their brethren by Shiite gunmen, officials said, as the country struggles to keep a lid on simmering sectarian tensions enflamed by the civil war in neighboring Syria....

  • 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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