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Outnumbered at the just-completed G-8 conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not give an inch on Syria, preferring to maintain one of Russia's most valuable, though unpopular, alliances.
Egypt's Islamist president says he is cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria and has ordered that Damascus Embassy in Cairo to be closed.
The Obama administration condemned as an "unprovoked terrorist attack" a rocket assault on a camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq that killed two people and injured more than three dozen on Saturday.
The Obama administration's decision to provide military support to the Syrian opposition is a timely one that will help create "a level playing field" in the war against Bashar Assad's regime, senior Turkish officials said on Friday.
Lebanon media reported Friday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's next plan to win back his war-torn nation from rebel fighters is to create a force on the Golan Heights with one unifying purpose: To oppose Israel.
The Syrian government used chemical weapons against rebel forces trying to overthrow the regime, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that President Bashar Assad has without doubt crossed the "red line" President Obama laid down for U.S. action in the country's bloody civil war.
Syria’s top rebel commander warns the losses his forces are suffering will become insurmontable in “weeks not months” if the West does not help reinforce his army in its fight against Syrian government loyalists and trained Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a two-day visit to Poland, which Germany's Nazis occupied during World War II and in which they committed the worst crimes ever against the Jewish people, with a stern warning about a potential Holocaust from Iran.
Two suicide bombers targeted a police station Tuesday in Damascus, activists said, killing at least 14 people and showing the ability of insurgents to strike in the heart of the capital after rebels fighting to oust the regime suffered major battlefield setbacks elsewhere in the country.
Syrian President Bashar Assad will not end the two-year-old civil war that has killed more than 80,000 Syrians as long as he is winning on the battlefield, and anyone who thinks otherwise is "delusional," Sen. John McCain said Thursday.
A jihadist leader in Jordan has called for an attack on Shi'ite Hezbollah, predicting a final showdown between Sunni Islamists and the Lebanese group in the near future, according to a report in the Arab daily Al-Hayat.
The State Department is failing to adequately protect U.S. diplomats in Beirut, leaving them without necessary counterterrorism training and serving in a decrepit, aged embassy compound that fails to meet security protocols, according to an internal investigation that raises new questions about the Obama administration's commitment to protecting Americans overseas in the aftermath of the Benghazi tragedy.
Syria's army and Lebanon's Hezbollah militants recaptured the strategic border town of Qusair Wednesday, cutting off Syrian rebels from an important route for reinforcement and resupply.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of a strategic town near the border with Lebanon on Wednesday, dealing a significant blow to the rebels and raising alarm that it now could unleash reprisals against civilians.
Syria's opposition called Russia "a partner in the murder of innocent civilians," as rebels in a besieged town near the border with Lebanon on Monday accused Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies of killing 300 and wounding 1,300.