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  • Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

    Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 07:23:38 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

    Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:33:44 GMT
    Images of emaciated corpses, slashed necks and ripped-open foreheads are on display at a remarkable hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
    Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he...
  • Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

    Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:06:47 GMT
    The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday.
    The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday.
  • AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:27:53 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

    Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:15:30 GMT
    Syrian state media have shown President Bashar Assad praying in Damascus at the start of a major Muslim holiday amid reports of an unprecedented high toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.
    More than 2,000 Syrians - almost half of them pro-government forces - have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition...
  • Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

    Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:33:55 GMT
    Activists say Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people.
    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.
  • Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:42:47 GMT
    A Jordanian military official says his country's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone.
    Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone.
  • Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:42:06 GMT
    Activists say fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides.
    Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on...
  • Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria

    Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:42:33 GMT
    Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
    Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
  • Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:43:09 GMT
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.
  • Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

    Syrian troops seek to retake jihadi-held gas field

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:01:27 GMT
    Activists say Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, as the death toll from three days of fighting rises to more than 200.
    Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200 people killed.
  • 15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

    15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:48:36 GMT
    The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed.
    The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed.
  • In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:29:45 GMT
    Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix...
    Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,...
  • Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:40:50 GMT
    Activists say some 100 soldiers, guards and employees were killed when jihadis seized a gas field in central Syria on Thursday.
    Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday.
  • British jihadists join ISIS for jihad

    British jihadists join ISIS for jihad

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-07-04 16:29:09 GMT
    ISIS has issued a call to jihad and is using a propaganda video to recruit new followers, many from Europe.
    ISIS has issued a call to jihad and is using a propaganda video to recruit new followers, many from Europe.
  • Surviving in Syria

    Surviving in Syria

    Saturday, November 16 2013 2:57 PM EST2013-11-16 19:57:00 GMT
    Scud missiles are being dropped on Aleppo, turning parts of the city into rubble. (Source: CNN)Scud missiles are being dropped on Aleppo, turning parts of the city into rubble. (Source: CNN)
    Survivors are barely hanging on from the devastation of the Syrian civil war.
    Survivors are barely hanging on from the devastation of the Syrian civil war.
  • Skepticism surrounds Russia's proposed deal with Syria

    Skepticism surrounds Russia's proposed deal with Syria

    Saturday, September 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-09-21 20:24:00 GMT
    With the U.S. backing off its push for military action in Syria, world leaders are watching to see if the Damascus regime will give up its chemical weapons stockpile.
    With the U.S. backing off its push for military action in Syria, world leaders are watching to see if the Damascus regime will give up its chemical weapons stockpile.
  • International StoriesMore>>

  • Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:33:01 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.
  • Car factory blast in China kills more than 40

    Car factory blast in China kills more than 40

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:02:08 GMT
    Chinese state media say an explosion at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city has killed between 40 and 65 people.
    An explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.
  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:13:29 GMT
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison...
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