More Syria Articles

  • On arming Syrian rebels, Clinton was against it before she was for it (and the anti-war crowd isn't happy)

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would like you to think that she is now at odds with the White House over how best to resolve the crises in Iraq and Syria.

  • A way forward to end the evil incarnate of the Islamic State in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    The president seems to be ignoring an obvious solution to the Islamic State and their crimes against humanity.

  • Islamic militants crush tribal uprising in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants have crushed a tribal uprising against their rule in eastern Syria after three days of clashes in a string of villages near the border with Iraq, killing and beheading opponents along the way, activists said Monday. The fighters from the al-Qaida breakaway...

  • Syria president reappoints prime minister amid war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad reappointed premier Wael al-Halqi to form a new government Sunday following presidential elections in which he won a new seven-year term in office, the country's state-run news agency said. SANA said Assad issued a decree tasking al-Halqi to...

  • 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...



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