More Syria Articles

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • Syria militants leave Lebanese border town

    LABWEH, Lebanon (AP) — Militants from Syria who overran a Lebanese border town mostly withdrew back across the rugged hills separating the two countries as a cease-fire appeared to hold Thursday, allowing Lebanese troops to free seven fellow soldiers and ambulances to evacuate dozens of...

  • Editorial cartoon: Bad news

    Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.

  • Lebanese army battles Syrian rebels holding town

    LABWEH, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese troops battled rebels from Syria for control of a border town Monday, the deadliest challenge in years for the armed forces of this tiny country whose own sectarian tensions could boil over from the incursion. Dozens of armored personnel carriers, tanks and elite...

  • Syrian rebels kill 10, capture others in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels killed 10 Lebanese troops and likely captured over a dozen more in a raid on a Lebanese border town, the country's military chief said, the most serious spillover of violence yet into the tiny country from its neighbor's civil war. The capture of Lebanese soldiers...

  • Syria rebels raid Lebanese town, capture troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels fighting in Syria's civil war crossed into Lebanon and raided a border town Saturday, killing and capturing security force members in the most serious incursion into the tiny country during its neighbor's 3-year-old conflict. The rebels, who included foreign fighters,...

  • Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

    TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for...

  • As banks crack down, terrorists update their fundraising tactics

    Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. and its allies have made great strides to stem the flow of money to terrorist organizations. And their enemies have responded by diversifying their portfolios.

  • As turmoil engulfs Middle East, American opinion of Muslims, Arabs slides to five-year low: Survey

    Public opinion in the U.S. of Arabs and Muslims has steadily deteriorated over the past five years, with a growing number of Americans saying they now hold an unfavorable opinion of both groups, according to a Zogby poll released this week.

  • Obama's foreign policy Midas touch disappeared in Libya: Examiner Editorial

    Libya has become a regional arms-smuggling center. Terrorist groups and rival militias are using heavy artillery against each other and the government.

  • AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) — At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees. More than 50,000 refugees under the age of 18 call the wind-swept, massive desert camp home. All have stories...

  • What really needs resetting in Obama's relationship with Russia

    The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site.

  • What could possibly go wrong? Malaysia Airlines rerouting flights over Syria instead of Ukraine

    After one of its passenger airliners was blasted from the sky over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 onboard, the ill-starred carrier Malaysia Airlines is rerouting flights away from the region -- and over war-torn Syria instead.

  • Obama is crushing the Ronald Reagan link, and Vladimir Putin knows it

    Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.



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